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Supporting Pregnant Women ‘Not Germane’ to Abortion Bans, According to Indiana House (UPDATED)

The amendments that weren't even put to a vote were telling of anti-choice politicians' obsession with ending safe abortion access without providing resources for women who give birth.

Democrats had a chance to voice their objections to SB 371, but in the end they had no effect on the bill that the state house just voted on.

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Men With Assault Rifles and Hand Guns Crash Scare Moms Gathered at Gun Safety Rally

Via Think Progress: “Several men with assault rifles and hand guns crashed a Mayors Against Illegal Guns National Day to Demand Action event in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday and stood silently as the state chapter of Moms Demand Action held a rally in favor of limiting the availability of military style weapons and universal background checks.”

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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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Indiana Right to Life Claims RU-486 ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Unlike Tylenol’

Tylenol rapid release pills.

In fact, the FDA reported 458 deaths and 26,000 hospitalizations from taking acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. There have been 14 deaths and 614 hospitalizations linked to RU-468.

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Eighteen For-Profit Companies Fighting to Eliminate the Birth Control Benefit

18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits against providing birth control coverage for their employees as part of employee health care under the Affordable Care Act. Here's a brief introduction to those companies.

Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.

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On Clueless Congressmen and Trans-vaginal Ultrasounds

Rep. Sean Duffy.

Rep. Sean Duffy  “probably agrees” with mandatory transvaginal ultrasound legislation. But he doesn’t really know because, he says, “I haven’t had one.” Well, I have. I’ve had several, in fact. So, Rep. Duffy, pull up a chair and let me explain how a transvaginal ultrasound works, and how it feels.

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Indiana Senate Passes Lafayette Clinic TRAP Bill

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After a short and unsurprising debate, the Indiana Senate voted 33 to 16 to pass a bill that will force all clinics that provide RU-486 for early abortions to become licensed surgical abortion facilities, regardless of whether or not they offer surgical abortions.

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Hope In Indiana? Both Republicans and Democrats Express Reservations on Banning Medication Abortion

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Both Democrats and Republicans are expressing reservations about a bill that would effectively ban medication abortion in Indiana, despite its proven safety.

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Mandatory Ultrasound Removed from Indiana TRAP Law, but Will Probably Still Close Lafayette Clinic

The Texas Attorney General's office announced Wednesday morning that it has obtained a $1.4 million settlement for Medicaid fraud against Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas, just days after Planned Parenthood announced it would shutter three rural clinics in that region.

With the second ultrasound eliminated via amendment, have reproductive rights advocates lost their advantage?

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Anti-Choicers Get Real About Their Loathing of Female Sexuality

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Time to dispense with the phony concerns for “life.” Now anti-choicers are just straight-up admitting they don’t think women should be having sex for any other reason but procreation.

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