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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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Branstad to Approve Medicaid Abortion Cases Individually, Says He’ll Be ‘Thoughtful’

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

Iowa’s anti-choice Republican governor announced Friday that he expects to sign the state’s budget into law, including a new rule that will give him complete control over federal Medicaid funding for the roughly two dozen Medicaid-eligible abortions that are performed in the state each year.

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Iowa Governor Will Personally Approve Every Medicaid-Funded Abortion

For the third time, Iowa legislators have failed to directly end abortion funding for poor women who have been victims of sexual assault. That is, if Republican Governor Terry Branstad (pictured above) agrees.

For the third time, Iowa legislators have failed to directly end abortion funding for poor women who have been victims of sexual assault. That is, if the governor agrees.

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Personhood Squelched in Alaska, Pops Up in Iowa

Alaska has found that "personhood" is blatantly unconstitutional. So why is Iowa still trying to pass it?

Alaska has found that “personhood” is blatantly unconstitutional. So why is Iowa still trying to pass it?

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Iowa Republicans Again Force Showdown Over Medicaid Coverage of Abortions for Rape, Anomalies

Forcing poor women to pay out-of-pocket or give birth to their rapists' baby has now become an outright vendetta in Iowa.

Forcing poor women to pay out-of-pocket or give birth to their rapists’ baby has now become an outright vendetta in Iowa.

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