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When ‘He Wasn’t Convicted’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Innocent’

Dylan Farrow

When it comes to childhood sexual assault, there is a heavy thumb on the scales of justice. To trot out “but he wasn’t convicted” as definitive proof of innocence against the backdrop of this system amounts to willful ignorance.

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‘RH Reality Check’ State of Abortion Database Updated With Responses From Nearly Every State


Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.

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‘Breast Cancer Unawareness’: The Debate Over Dense Breast Notification Legislation (Updated)

Experts say it’s more difficult for a mammogram to spot a tumor behind glandular and fibrous tissue; it’s easier for the machine to see through fatty tissue.

Beyond the mainstream breast cancer awareness movement, with its pink billboards and merchandise, a lower-profile campaign focused on raising awareness about breast density has been building steadily.

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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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Senator Blumenthal Condemns House Abortion Bill HR 1797

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks out in opposition to HR 1797, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” or 20-week abortion ban, proposed in the House by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).

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Contraception for All: The Promise of the Griswold Decision Is on the Verge of Fulfillment

07 Jun 1965, New Haven, Connecticut, USA --- Mrs. Estelle Griswold (L), medical advisor and Executive director of the Planned Parenthood Clinic in New Haven, and Mrs. Ernest Jahncke, President of Parenthood League of Connecticut, INC., flash a victory sign as a result of the court's decision that the birth control law is unconstitutional.

Contraception is controversial only in politics. As we celebrate the anniversary of Griswold, we must fulfill its promise and ensure contraceptive access for all.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

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By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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The Elephant in the Room: Why is the Gunman Always Male?

In addition to gun policy reform, gender, and its entanglement with culture, economics, mental health and many other factors, requires serious attention.

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Why “Forcible Rape” Still Matters

Photo: The Orange Juice Blog.

Comments defining rape as legitimate or forcible have made one court question whether a disabled woman really fought off her attacker.

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