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Religious Nonprofits Continue to Refile Challenges to Contraception Mandate

Ave Maria University is the latest of the religious nonprofit organizations to refile a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception benefit after having an earlier legal challenge dismissed.

Ave Maria University is the latest of the religious nonprofit organizations to refile a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception benefit after having an earlier legal challenge dismissed.

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Disproven: The Myth of Infants ‘Born Alive’ After Abortions

Based on the evidence provided by states themselves, it is more than a little misleading for the House Judiciary Committee to suggest that newborn children are being murdered by abortion providers with regularity and abandon; it is myth-making and fear-mongering.

Based on the evidence provided by states themselves, it is more than a little misleading for the House Judiciary Committee to suggest that newborn children are being murdered by abortion providers with regularity and abandon; it is myth-making and fear-mongering.

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Legal Wrap: From Trayvon Martin to Texas, Justice and Equality Face Setbacks

George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.

George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.

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For Decades, Authorities Let Rogue Abortion Provider Harm Women, Despite Pleas From Legitimate Doctors

Dr. Steven Brigham legal documents

Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes. And yet today, Brigham remains in control of a network of 15 abortion clinics in four states, and there appears little that most state authorities are able—or willing—to do about it.

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Conservatives Target State Courts in Battle Over Culture Wars

Kansas state capitol

A fight in Kansas over the future of the state judicial system shows anti-choice conservatives want control at every level of government and will stop at nothing to get it.

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Drug Tampering Case May Give New Life to Long-Stalled Florida Anti-Choice Bill

One Florida legislator hopes national attention and a new name might give new life to a failed bill.

State Rep. Larry Ahern is hoping that with a new name and help from the woman whose boyfriend allegedly tricked her into taking medication that caused her to have an early abortion, 2014 may be the year his anti-choice bill finally passes.

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Two Legal Settlements Highlight Pervasive Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and "pro-life" groups.

In both the academic and the private sector, pregnancy discrimination is a drag on individual and familial success.

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Florida’s Racist Anti-Choice Bill Prompts Walkout By Female Legislators

Representative Gwen Moore of Wisconsin gives a smackdown of the "black genocide" lie in 2011.

Five Black female state lawmakers in Florida walked out of a house debate over a law requiring doctors to insult women of color seeking abortions by asking them if there’s a race-based reason for doing so.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Low-Wage Workers Remain Vulnerable to Illegal Pregnancy Discrimination

“Amy Crosby’s situation is not unique, and low-wage workers are particularly at risk for this kind of discrimination” said Emily Martin, NWLC Vice President and General Counsel in an interview with RH Reality Check.

One hospital worker’s story reflects a larger truth: low-wage workers are especially vulnerable to employment discrimination.

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