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Kentucky’s GOP-Held Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The move is part of Republican lawmakers' conservative agenda designed to "send a message to voters."

The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”

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‘Gynnya! Wake Up!’: In-Custody Death of Black Teen Triggers Fresh Concerns for Detained Juveniles

In a year that started with such encouraging steps as the Supreme Court’s decision to extend a ban on mandatory minimum life sentences for juveniles, advocates are concerned about what Gynnya McMillen’s death could mean, not only for juvenile offenders but for Black girls.

In a year that started with such encouraging steps as the Supreme Court’s decision to extend a ban on mandatory minimum life sentences for juveniles, advocates are concerned about what Gynnya McMillen’s death could mean, not only for juvenile offenders but for Black girls.

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Kentucky Democrats, Planned Parenthood Fight Two-Pronged Anti-Choice Effort (Updated)

Gov. Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood's new abortion clinic in Louisville, and House Democrats have made changes to an informed consent bill in an attempt to make things easier on women facing hurdles accessing abortion care in Kentucky.

Gov. Matt Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood’s new clinic, and Democrats have changed a bill that forces women to receive in-person consultation before accessing abortion care.

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Kentucky Senate Approves Forced In-Person Counseling for Abortion Patients

SB 4, sponsored by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), would redefine an "individual, private setting" to mean a “face-to-face meeting with the patient and both parties are physically located in the same room.”

SB 4, sponsored by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), would redefine an “individual, private setting” to mean a “face-to-face meeting with the patient and both parties are physically located in the same room.”

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Kentucky Governor Backtracks on Pledge to End Medicaid Expansion

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said last week that he would not eliminate the state’s expansion of Medicaid and the kynect health-care exchange.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said last week that he would not eliminate the state’s expansion of Medicaid and the kynect health-care exchange.

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Vandal of Kentucky’s Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic Arrested Again

Timothy Lee Haste, who pleaded guilty to criminal mischief after twice breaking the windows at EMW Women's Surgical Center, was arrested again near the clinic on unrelated charges.

Timothy Lee Haste, who pleaded guilty to criminal mischief after twice breaking the windows at EMW Women’s Surgical Center, was arrested again near the clinic on unrelated charges.

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Kentucky’s Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic Vandalized Twice in One Month

An unknown vandal or vandals have broken the windows of EMW Women's Surgical Center twice in less than a month.

An unknown vandal or vandals have broken the windows of EMW Women’s Surgical Center twice in less than a month.

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Despite Media Rhetoric, Election Results Far More About Low Voter Turnout Than ‘Rebuke’ of Progressive Policies

As election results rolled in across the country Wednesday, mainstream media cast the day as a “big win” for conservatives, ignoring that the voting results only reflect the people who made it to the polls, not necessarily the views of the majority or a growing trend ahead of the presidential elections.

As election results rolled in across the country Wednesday, mainstream media cast the day as a “big win” for conservatives, ignoring that the voting results only reflect the people who made it to the polls, not necessarily the views of the majority or a growing trend ahead of the presidential elections.

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New GOP Kentucky Governor Wants to Undo the State’s Health-Care Gains

Bevin's victory leaves in doubt the future of the program that provides health care to more than 400,000 low-income residents.

Bevin’s victory leaves in doubt the future of the program that provides health care to more than 400,000 low-income residents.

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Misleading Portrayals of Abortion in the House Judiciary Committee and Onscreen

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the so-called Planned Parenthood hearing and the Kim Davis saga. Also, Gretchen Sisson talks about the portrayal of abortion in movies.

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