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Being a Transgender Student in the United States: An Uneven Landscape

The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.

While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.

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Iowa Board of Medicine Votes to Adopt Rule That Will Likely End Telemed Abortion Access in the State

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

On Friday, the Iowa Board of Medicine voted 8 to 2 to adopt a rule that is likely to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program.

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Repro Wrap: New Anti-Choice Candidates Struggle to Discuss Abortion in the Media

After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How's that working out so far? In some cases, not well.

After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How’s that working out so far? In some cases, not well.

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Committee Allows Iowa Board of Medicine to Move Forward With Review of Telemed Abortion Program

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

If the Iowa Board of Medicine enacts a ban following the review process, the country’s first and most successful telemed abortion program may be gone for good, without a single patient complaint ever being filed against it.

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Some Seriously Suggested State Alternatives to the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Some state governments would like to avoid implementing Obama’s Medicaid expansion. These are their alternative plans. [Via Upworthy.]

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Iowa Governor’s Office Reportedly Had Advance Notice About Telemed Abortion Challenge

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

A lawyer in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s office was reportedly given advance notice that anti-choice advocates were launching a new effort to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program, leading some pro-choice activists to wonder how involved the governor’s office has been in the effort.

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Let Human Resources, Not Pastors, Make Employment Decisions

A case out of Iowa shows the dangers in substituting adherence to law with adherence to religious beliefs.

A case out of Iowa shows the dangers in substituting adherence to law with adherence to religious beliefs.

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Fired for Being Hot? How the Iowa Supreme Court Replaced Employment Law With Purity Culture

A stunning decision from the Iowa Supreme Court has little to do with law and everything to do with purity culture.

A stunning decision from the Iowa supreme court has little to do with law and everything to do with purity culture.

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Iowa Anti-Choice Activists Attempt to Cirumvent Legislature to Ban Telemed Abortions

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

Iowa Right to Life is spearheading an effort to demand that the Iowa Board of Medicine “stop webcam abortions,” presenting what they say is 20,000 signatures from medical professionals.

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Conservatives Target State Courts in Battle Over Culture Wars

Kansas state capitol

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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