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Legal Wrap: Values Voter Summit Highlights GOP Obsession With Contraception

Republicans remind voters at last weekend's Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

Republicans remind voters at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

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California Expands Access to Abortion With Two New Laws

Certain non-physician medical professionals will now be allowed to perform first-trimester abortions in the state, while abortion facilities will no longer be singled out to adhere to certain facility standards.

Certain non-physician medical professionals will now be allowed to perform first-trimester abortions in the state, while abortion facilities will no longer be singled out to adhere to certain facility standards.

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When Bitter Breakups and Digital Photography Meet: What to Teach Our Kids About Revenge Porn

In the corners of the Internet, there's a festering movement of men coaching each other to believe that men are oppressed because they don't have sexual control over women's bodies.

Websites like YouGotPosted.com and MyEx.com have profited off of “revenge porn,” a form of cyberbullying in which people post once-private pictures of their exes. Some say criminal laws, like the one just passed in California, are the best remedy, while others suggest putting down the camera in the first place.

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Off-Campus Catholic Conservatives Meddle With Abortion Coverage for Loyola Marymount Faculty

The Loyola Marymount University Sunken Gardens and Sacred Heart Chapel.

Having to fight your employer for health-care equity is bad; having to fight whoever else has an opinion on it is worse.

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Domestic Workers, Overtime Pay, and the Perceived ‘Cost Problem’

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

Last week, California passed a bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers. Some are concerned about the cost people with disabilities—many of whom are low-income—may incur to pay for such care.

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This Week in Sex: Surprises Involving Foot Cream, a Homecoming Queen, and George H.W. Bush

Researchers are hopeful after a common topical anti-fungal medication is found to kill HIV-infected cells in a culture.

This week, researchers are hopeful after a common topical anti-fungal medication is found to kill HIV-infected cells, a transgender high school student experiences highs and lows after being named homecoming queen, and President George H.W. Bush is a witness at a same-sex wedding.

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Porn Stars Will Head Back to Work With New Rules and No Condom Law

A porn star gets blood work done at a Los Angeles clinic.

Despite the recent HIV outbreak among porn stars, a bill to require condoms on set died in the California senate. So porn stars will head back to work on Friday without condoms, but with new STD testing rules.

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California’s Pro-Choice Bill, Teen Births, and Anti-Choicers at It Again in New Mexico

On this episode of Reality Cast, Dr. Tracy Weitz talks about a new bill designed to expand access to safe abortion services in California. In another segment, I discuss how anti-choicers are upsetting people in New Mexico, and I have some good news about teen pregnancy.

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Being a Transgender Student in the United States: An Uneven Landscape

The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.

While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.

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Eggs for Cash: Pitting Choice Against Risk

Comprehensive studies on the health effects of providing eggs are essential for young women to make informed choices.

We applaud the California governor’s veto of AB 926, which would have permitted researchers to pay women for their eggs. His decision was based, in part, on the fact that the risks to women who provide eggs outweigh the potential scientific benefits.

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