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Conservatives Target State Courts in Battle Over Culture Wars

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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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Legal Wrap: Steubenville Rape Culture and Corporations as ‘Vessels’ of Faith

Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.

Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.

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Undocumented Farmworkers Make “Perfect Victims” for Sexual Harassers and Abusers

On an onion farm in Elba, N.Y., during planting and harvest season about 40 percent of the workforce are women.

The problem is also rampant in food processing plants, where often “a male supervisor will just walk down the line and run his hand along [female workers'] buttock,” according to an attorney.

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Here We Go Again: Florida’s Charles Van Zant Back with Another All-Out Abortion Ban

If the Florida House is in session, it must mean Van Zant is ready with his “Florida for Life Act.”

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Justice for Sale: Big Money Floods State Judicial Races and the Implications Are Ominous

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If state judicial elections continue to be a big-money game, reproductive health and social justice could lose big.

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