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Legal Wrap: Dark Money in Politics Is Bad for Reproductive Rights

What's the link between big money donors like the Koch brothers and the wave of anti-abortion restrictions?

What’s the link between big money donors like the Koch brothers and the wave of anti-choice restrictions?

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Stalking Case Against Wichita Anti-Choice Activist

NARAL Pro-Choice America is challenging the Obama administration's nomination of Michael Boggs, who has a long history of civil rights opposition, to the federal district court in Georgia.

Attorneys for Mark Holick argue his “wanted” posters featuring a Wichita clinic operator were protected free speech, but a Kansas judge ruled a trial is necessary to decide.

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‘RH Reality Check’ State of Abortion Database Updated With Responses From Nearly Every State

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Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.

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Legal Wrap: Corporate Religious Rights Find a Path to SCOTUS

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

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Kansas Judge Hears Arguments in Wichita Clinic Stalking Case

Similar "wanted" signs handed out with Dr. Tiller's face and address on them, which were handed out before he faced his first assassination attempt in 1993.

The attorney of a pastor accused of handing out “wanted” posters for a Wichita clinic operator says the pastor is protected by the First Amendment.

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Legal Wrap: Former Kansas AG Loses Law License, Conservatives Won’t Quit With Contraception Challenges

One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.

One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.

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Former Kansas AG and Anti-Choice Crusader Phill Kline’s Law License Suspended

Former Kansas Attorney General and anti-choice crusader Phill Kline (above) had his law license suspended today by the Kansas Supreme Court.

Kline, who launched investigations into Planned Parenthood and the late Dr. George Tiller, had his license suspended by the Kansas Supreme Court Friday for committing “significant and numerous” violations while serving as state AG and as the district attorney of Johnson County.

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Kansas Spends Almost $1 Million Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

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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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DOJ Will Appeal ‘True Threat’ Ruling in Dillard Case

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to appeal a ruling that a letter sent by anti-choice activist Angel Dillard to a Wichita abortion provider is protected free speech.

The Department of Justice wants a federal appeals court to consider whether a letter promising explosives under an abortion provider’s car should be protected by the First Amendment.

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