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Crowdsourcing Bigotry: What Anti-Contraception and Anti-LGBTQ Laws Have in Common

What conservatives really mean when they talk about "religious freedom" has been revealed already by their longstanding crusade against the birth control benefit afforded by the Affordable Care Act.

What conservatives really mean when they talk about “religious freedom” has been revealed already by their longstanding crusade against the birth control benefit afforded by the Affordable Care Act. For them, having religious freedom requires the right to discriminate—against specific people, and in a specific way.

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North Dakota Has Spent Hundreds of Thousands of Taxpayer Dollars Defending Anti-Choice Laws

North Dakota is one of a handful of states racking up huge legal bills defending unconstitutional anti-choice legislation.

North Dakota is one of a handful of states racking up huge legal bills defending unconstitutional anti-choice legislation.

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

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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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Kansas Spends Almost $1 Million Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

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At What Point Is It Unethical for States to Defend Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions?

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

The Idaho attorney general’s office warned lawmakers their pre-viability ban was unconstitutional, but lawmakers passed it anyway. So how then can the law be defended ethically in court?

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Anti-Abortion Laws Are Crimes Against Women

We know that reproductive rights are human rights, so clearly abortion laws are crimes against women.

We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.

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Vagina Is an ‘Inappropriate’ Word, and Other Ridiculous Tales from the World of Sex Ed

An Idaho science teacher has found himself under investigation for using the word vagina in a class on human reproduction. As ridiculous as this sounds, he is not alone.

An Idaho science teacher has found himself under investigation for using the word vagina in a class on human reproduction. As ridiculous as this sounds, he is not alone.

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Abortion Bill Fails in Idaho, But Many Women Still Cross State Lines to Seek Abortions

The state's department of health has released new numbers showing that many Idaho women seeking abortions are leaving the state to receive them.

An attempt to regulate medication abortion in the state failed when lawmakers ran out of time on the legislative calendar, but a considerable number of Idaho women are still leaving the state in search of safe abortion access.

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What North Dakota and Mississippi Reveal About Anti-Choice NIMBYism and Hypocrisy

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Make no mistake, efforts to ban abortion have nothing to do with fetal life but are simply a symbolic gesture to enshrine fundamentalist piety about sex and gender roles into law, and punish those who don’t obey.

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Why Are Anti-Choicers Celebrating the Death of the Idaho 20-Week Ban?

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A federal judge ruled the Idaho “fetal pain” ban unconstitutional. So why are the anti-choice activists celebrating? It’s a combination of optimism and a misunderstanding of how the judicial process works.

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