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Half of Michigan Residents Oppose Abortion Rider Effort

An effort spearheaded by Right to Life of Michigan would require everyone in the state who wants insurance coverage of abortion care to purchase a separate rider. The initiative is proving unpopular with many state residents.

An effort spearheaded by Right to Life of Michigan would require everyone in the state who wants insurance coverage of abortion care to purchase a separate rider. The initiative is proving unpopular with many state residents.

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Michigan Anti-Choice Lobbyist Likens Abortion Riders to Flood Insurance

When asked if she thinks people should purchase insurance riders in case they become impregnated by a rapist, Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing (above) replied, "Nobody plans to have their homes flooded."

When asked if she thinks people should purchase insurance riders in case they become impregnated by a rapist, Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing replied, “Nobody plans to have their homes flooded.”

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Anti-Abortion Laws Are Crimes Against Women

We know that reproductive rights are human rights, so clearly abortion laws are crimes against women.

We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.

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Legal Wrap: The EC Appeal Is Bad Law and Bad Policy

The Obama administration fights for barriers to emergency contraception for no good reason, while the right pushes for even greater concessions on exemptions to the birth control benefit.

The Obama administration fights for barriers to emergency contraception for no good reason, while the right pushes for even greater concessions on exemptions to the birth control benefit.

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Michigan ‘Conscience Clause’ Bill Goes Beyond Opt Outs

The legal battle over Wisconsin's admitting privileges law may be setting up a new fight altogether.

In essence, a new bill in Michigan will offer religious entities their own set of exclusive rights to deem who is allowed health care and why.

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Michigan High School Protects Student Athlete at Expense of Alleged Sexual Assault Victim

A lawsuit filed last week by the National Women's Law Center suggests high school administrators have a long way to go in protecting students from sexual assaults.

A lawsuit filed last week by the National Women’s Law Center suggests high school administrators have a long way to go in protecting students from sexual assaults.

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Vagina Is an ‘Inappropriate’ Word, and Other Ridiculous Tales from the World of Sex Ed

An Idaho science teacher has found himself under investigation for using the word vagina in a class on human reproduction. As ridiculous as this sounds, he is not alone.

An Idaho science teacher has found himself under investigation for using the word vagina in a class on human reproduction. As ridiculous as this sounds, he is not alone.

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Legal Wrap: Marriage Equality, Contraception, and the NRA Teaming Up With Anti-Abortion Groups

Sacramento, California, November 22, 2008: Protest against the passage of Proposition 8.

While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.

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Legal Wrap: Steubenville Rape Culture and Corporations as ‘Vessels’ of Faith

Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.

Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.

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Court Finds For-Profit Company a ‘Vessel’ for Religious Beliefs, Grants Injunction Against Birth Control Benefit

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

A federal court blocked the Obama administration’s birth control benefit from applying to a for-profit company, further blurring the lines between the secular and religious when it comes to constitutional rights.

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