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Latest Seventh Circuit Decision on Birth Control Benefit Paves Another Path to SCOTUS

(Viox Services)

Another appellate court weighs in on the birth control benefit, and in doing so makes clearer the issues the Supreme Court will be asked to resolve. But a powerful dissenting opinion underscores the real issues.

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Fetal Anomalies and Medication Abortion Next Targets of Indiana’s Anti-Choice Legislature

Betty Cockrum in front of the Indiana state capitol. (The Daily Caller)

In Indiana, abortion restrictions are coming by the dozen.

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Murder Charges May Be Dropped Against Bei Bei Shuai

(Mike Corbin/WIBC.com photo)

Without a usable pathology report, the charges no longer stand up to scrutiny.

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Indiana Accuses Planned Parenthood of Performing Illegal Second Trimester Abortion — During the First Trimester

State Sen. Mike Delph. (Alan Petersime/Star 2011 file photo)

Why shouldn’t politicians legislate medicine? For one thing, their lack of medical knowledge.

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Notre Dame Lawsuit Challenging Contraception Mandate Dismissed

(Jezebel)

The University can’t challenge the contraception mandate because it faces no risk of injury from it, ruled a federal court.

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Smaller Government? Not With Indiana’s New Nonsense Paperwork Requirement for Abortion Care

(UNC Wilmington)

Now you, too, can walk away from your appointment with lots of unnecessary paper and material.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Majority of Voters in Indiana Want Abortion to Remain Legal

Photo: A is for.

The state may have elected an anti-choice majority, but that doesn’t mean they want their politicians to outlaw abortion.

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The Anti-Choice Agenda in Indiana? Full Speed Ahead

Although Mourdock didn’t win a senate seat, that’s small consolation for the women in the state who still need access to abortion and family planning services.

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GOP Rape Debate an Extension of 2010 Agenda

From the October 24th episode: Rachel Maddow explains that recent outrageous remarks about rape by Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are not isolated but part of an extreme rightward veer by the Republican Party at the state and federal level since the 2012 midterm election. (Excuse the election info, outdated at this point!)

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