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Legal Wrap: Values Voter Summit Highlights GOP Obsession With Contraception

Republicans remind voters at last weekend's Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

Republicans remind voters at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

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Iowa Board of Medicine Advances Telemedicine Abortion Ban Despite Ongoing Litigation

The decision stays an Iowa Board of Medicine rule that threatened to end access to medication abortion for rural patients.

Regulators approved a rule that would end the use of telemedicine abortion in many rural parts of Iowa.

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Legal Wrap: State Detains Pregnant Woman, Catholic Bishops Meddle With Health-Care Benefits

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

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Iowa Right to Life Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Law on Corporate Election Spending

Led by attorney James Bopp Jr. (above), the anti-choice advocacy group wants to spend money on political campaigns without declaring itself a political action committee. Will the Roberts Court let it?

Led by attorney James Bopp Jr., the anti-choice advocacy group wants to spend money on political campaigns without declaring itself a political action committee. Will the Roberts Court let it?

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Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Iowa Telemedicine Ban

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 lawsuit filed Monday hopes to preserve access to medical abortion for rural Iowans.

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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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