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Who Will Be Affected By Michigan’s New Abortion Rider Law?

Uncertainties abound over the law's implementation, whether the riders actually exist, and whether Michigan women currently have adequate coverage for abortion care.

Uncertainties abound over the law’s implementation, whether the riders actually exist, and whether Michigan women currently have adequate coverage for abortion care.

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Polygamy Decriminalized, Rape and College Football, and Insurance Abortion Bans

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jessica Luther will be on to talk about the Jameis Winston rape allegations and what it all means for college football. Michigan becomes the latest state to ban private insurance coverage of abortion, and what does it actually mean that Utah decriminalized polygamy?

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The Top Pro-Choice Heroes of 2013

2013 not only saw a number of pro-choice successes but also countless hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.

2013 not only saw a number of pro-choice successes but also countless hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.

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Legal Wrap: Michigan Ups the Ante in Statewide Abortion Restrictions

Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.

Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.

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ACLU Sues on Behalf of Michigan Worker Forced Out of Job While Pregnant

The lawsuit is the latest in a string of actions across the country to try and address the systemic problem of on-the-job pregnancy discrimination.

The lawsuit is the latest in a string of actions across the country to try and address the systemic problem of on-the-job pregnancy discrimination.

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Michigan State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer Battles ‘Repugnant’ Abortion Law

Michigan state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) talks with Rachel Maddow about female legislators going public with personal stories to defend reproductive rights. [via MSNBC]

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Michigan Legislator Shares Personal Story Opposing Proposed ‘Rape Insurance’ Riders

On Wednesday, state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) shared a deeply personal story as part of her testimony against legislation to force women in Michigan to pre-purchase abortion riders as a part of their health insurance coverage, a proposal that has been dubbed “rape insurance” by some opponents of the bill.

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At Least 73 Abortion Clinics Have Shut Down Since 2011

A Bloomberg report from late November finds that at least 73 U.S. abortion clinics have shut down since 2011, and that roughly half of these closures are due to new legislation passed in a wave of Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion.

A Bloomberg report from late November finds that at least 73 U.S. abortion clinics have shut down since 2011, and that roughly half of these closures are due to new legislation passed in a wave of Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion.

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Michigan Legislature Uses Rare Measure to Pass Unpopular Ban on Insurance Coverage for Abortion

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.

A new law creates a total ban on private insurance coverage of abortion in the state.

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Legal Wrap: The Bishops Get Sued, and SCOTUS Picks a Birth Control Case

A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate.

A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people, while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate in the health-care reform law.

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