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Legal Wrap: How Many Legal Challenges to the Birth Control Benefit Will Conservatives File?

The never-ending stream of legal challenges to the birth control benefit shows how focused the extreme right is on making safe, affordable health care an impossibility in this country.

The never-ending stream of legal challenges to the birth control benefit shows how focused the extreme right is on making safe, affordable health care an impossibility in this country.

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Bei Bei Shuai Jury Selection Set for Late August

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Despite having no evidence that Shuai murdered her child, the prosecution is still making moves to put her on trial.

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New Abortion Restrictions Show Lawmakers’ Complete Contempt for Women

If reproductive issues are a "woman's problem," why are so many men making the rules?

If reproductive issues are a “woman’s problem,” why are so many men making the rules?

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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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Indiana Man Attacks Planned Parenthood With Ax Because of ‘Religious Beliefs’

A 27-year-old Indiana man is being held by police after taking an ax to a Bloomington, Indiana, Planned Parenthood clinic.

After incessant demonizing of Planned Parenthood during public testimony over the state’s TRAP bill, is it any wonder someone decided to attack a reproductive health center?

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Medication Abortion Bill Heads to Gov. Pence—Is He Ready to Govern as a Fiscal Conservative?

A bill written specifically to stop a clinic in Lafayette, Indiana, from offering terminations will now go into effect, leaving Planned Parenthood of Indiana to make some tough choices.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is about to come to a crossroads in his political career. Will he chose to embrace his new “moderate” stance, or live up to his former social conservative past?

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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’

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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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