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Legal Wrap: Beatriz and the Dangers of Abortion Bans

One woman in El Salvador illustrates the dangers lurking in domestic bans and restrictions on abortion care.

One woman in El Salvador illustrates the dangers lurking in domestic bans and restrictions on abortion care.

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Tale of Two States: Louisiana Banning ‘Telemed’ Abortions, While California Expands Abortion Access

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

One state is trying to curb safe abortion access, while the other seeks to expand it.

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Third Time’s the Charm? Third California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes Assembly

On Wednesday, the California domestic workers' bill of rights passed the state assembly -- but similar bills have twice been passed and vetoed. It is unclear whether Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) will again veto it.

The California domestic workers’ bill of rights passed the state assembly Wednesday—but similar bills have twice been passed and vetoed. It’s unclear whether Gov. Brown will veto it again.

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Porn Stars and Prisoners: California Considers Measures to Expand Condom Use

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Two bills currently in the California legislature are designed to expand condom use for two very different populations.

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Ending Safe Abortion Access One City at a Time?

Pro-choice activists have proposed local city council ordinances to regain what anti-choice state laws have taken away. But anti-choice advocates are turning to city ordinances as well, and some are going for an all-out local abortion ban.

Pro-choice activists have proposed local city council ordinances to regain what anti-choice state laws have taken away. But anti-choice advocates are turning to city ordinances as well, and some are going for an all-out local abortion ban.

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Hawaii Passes Domestic Workers’ Legislation, Mirrors New York’s in Substance

Though substantively similar, the two states' laws arrived at and passed their state legislatures in vastly different ways.

Though substantively similar, the two states’ laws arrived at and passed their state legislatures in vastly different ways.

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U.S. Activists Help Global Domestic Workers’ Movement as U.S. Government Drags its Feet

U.S. activists were instrumental to the passage of international domestic workers' treaty—which the U.S. is unlikely to ratify in the near future.

U.S. activists were instrumental to the passage of international domestic workers’ treaty—which the U.S. is unlikely to ratify in the near future.

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Legal Wrap: Big Wins in North Dakota and Mississippi; SCOTUS Against Human Rights

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

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California Bill Would Expand Potential Provider Base

Finally, some good news on the reproductive rights beat.

Finally, some good news on the reproductive rights beat.

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California’s Retirement Program: Imperfect, But a Potential Boon for Women and Low-Income Workers

California has big plans to experiment with a retirement program that will cost the state zero in taxes but has the potential to aid people who rely heavily on Social Security.

California has plans to experiment with a retirement program that could cost the state nothing in taxes but could greatly help many of individuals who rely heavily on Social Security. Unfortunately, it may not cover the growing ranks of freelance workers.

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