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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Turns Away a ‘Roe’ Challenge, But Feticide Laws Pose the Real Risk

The Supreme Court won't take a look at Arizona's 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.

The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.

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Will the Roberts Court Respect Abortion Providers’ and Patients’ Right To Be Left Alone?

Judges from York, Monroe, and Lancaster counties have now all written opinions stating that the law fails to take juveniles' greater capacity for reform into account.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the constitutionality of a Massachusetts buffer zone law. Conservatives see it as a chance to pounce on the idea that abortion patients deserve to be left alone as they enter clinics.

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HIV Returns in Two Men Thought ‘Cured’ by Bone Marrow Transplants

The results suggest that HIV reservoirs, latent cells that have the genetic code of the virus, are more persistent and deeper in the body that scientists had thought.

Researchers in Boston announced last week that HIV had once again been detected in two patients who had previously been thought to be rid of the virus. The results suggest that HIV reservoirs, latent cells that have the genetic code of the virus, are more persistent and deeper in the body that scientists had thought.

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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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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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Harvard Business School Isn’t an Island of Bro Culture: Our Whole Economy Needs a Gender-Culture Shift

Jodi Kantor’s recent front-page New York Times story describes an experiment by the Harvard Business School to transform its deeply sexist culture and “foster women’s success.” But the gender problem in our economy runs much deeper than that.

Jodi Kantor’s recent front-page New York Times story describes an experiment by the Harvard Business School to transform its deeply sexist culture and “foster women’s success.” But the gender problem in our economy runs much deeper than that.

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Markey Wins Massachusetts Special Election

Democratic Congressman Ed Markey (above) beats his Republican rival, and the make-up of the Senate is unchanged.

The Democratic Congressman beats his Republican rival, and the make-up of the Senate is unchanged.

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Roberts Court Agrees to Consider Whether Buffer Zones Violate Protestors’ Free Speech Rights

A state senate committee heard arguments for enacting a 25-foot patient safety zone, while several anti-choice bills have been introduced in the house.

On Monday the Supreme Court agreed to consider whether a Massachusetts law that protects clinics and patients from harassment violates protesters’ First Amendment rights.

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This Week in Sex: States Improve Sex Ed, Vibrator Patent Ruling, and Genitals Clash in the Street

Image of a We-Vibe vibrator, taken from a video demonstration of how it works.

This week, two states took steps to improve sex ed, a vibrator company was slapped for patent infringement, and a street fight broke out between a penis, a vulva, and a bystander.

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Boston High Schools May Soon Make Condoms Available and Provide More Sex Ed

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

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