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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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Court Strikes Local-Level Deportation Enforcement, Helping Immigrant Families

Because of the court's decision, immigrant women's lives can no longer be so capriciously upended by local police.

Because of the court’s decision, immigrant women’s lives can no longer be so capriciously upended by local police.

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For Decades, Authorities Let Rogue Abortion Provider Harm Women, Despite Pleas From Legitimate Doctors

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Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes. And yet today, Brigham remains in control of a network of 15 abortion clinics in four states, and there appears little that most state authorities are able—or willing—to do about it.

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Federal Appeals Court Reverses Block on Baltimore’s CPC ‘Truth-in-Advertising’ Law

A federal appeals court ruled a lower court was wrong when it blocked a Baltimore law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not actual medical facilities.

A federal appeals court ruled a lower court was wrong when it blocked a Baltimore law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not actual medical facilities.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Unethical, Cruel, and Likely Illegal: Anti-Choicers Make Family’s Tragedy Public Without Their Consent

Anti-choice activist Jill Stanek recently published online the name and photo of a woman who passed away following a late-term abortion at the Maryland clinic of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Beyond being unethical and unbelievably cruel, making her family’s tragedy public without their consent was likely illegal.

Anti-choice activist Jill Stanek recently published online the name and photo of a woman who passed away following a late-term abortion at the Maryland clinic of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Beyond being unethical and unbelievably cruel, making her family’s tragedy public without their consent was likely illegal.

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Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Care Elusive Even in States Where It Is Legal

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Requiring Medicaid coverage of abortion is a far cry from guaranteeing that people can access an abortion when they need one.

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Anti-Choicers Shamelessly Abuse Dead Woman Because She Chose Medically-Indicated Surgery

About 150 anti-choicers hold and attend a prayer vigil, memorial service, and press conference outside of Dr. Carhart's clinic in Germantown, MD.

A patient at Dr. Carhart’s office in Germantown, MD passed away recently while undergoing a very late term (reported at 33 weeks) abortion. Her loss is devastating no doubt for her doctors as well as her family, but sadly, surgery is a risky undertaking. People die from all sorts of surgery, including minor surgeries like knee surgery.

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Should Pregnant Women Be Concerned With SCOTUS Review of DNA Testing?

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A law designed to help catch serial rapists may have unintended consequences for pregnant women.

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Fourth Circuit Reconsiders Baltimore’s Truth In Advertising Ordinance Targeting Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and the City of Baltimore defended an ordinace that requires crisis pregnancy centers disclose they are not health clinics.

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