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Legal Wrap: Another EC Win, and State Legal Challenges Add Up

The Obama administration agrees to comply with a court order on emergency contraception, while the legal challenges over state abortion restrictions get expensive.

The Obama administration agrees to comply with a court order on emergency contraception, while the legal challenges over state abortion restrictions get expensive.

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Bachmann Announces Retirement From Congress Amid Ongoing Ethics Scandal

Michele Bachmann.

Tea Party Rep. Michele Bachmann has announced that she will not seek re-election in 2014. She denies that the decision has anything to do with allegations of financial impropriety during her failed presidential bid.

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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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Minnesota Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Insurance Coverage for Abortions

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans' obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

In Minnesota, low-income women will continue to be able to have insurance coverage for medically necessary abortions thanks to a recent ruling.

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Attempts to Use Gosnell Case to Restrict Abortion Access Failing, But Antis Continue to Push

More lawmakers are using the Gosnell trial to create TRAP laws, but their bills are going nowhere.

More lawmakers are using the Gosnell trial to create TRAP laws, but their bills are going nowhere.

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Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life Accuses Clinic of Law Breaking Due to Internet Evidence

A lot of #LiesToldByFemales are women claiming to adhere more closely to traditional gender roles than they actually do, to present themselves as more chaste and more submissive than they actually are.

MCCL accuses a local clinic of breaking the law because the website isn’t clear enough for them.

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Not That We Needed Any More Proof That Kids Love Their Gay Parents, But Here It Is Anyway

Supporters of changing Minnesota’s law banning same-sex marriage bring their kids along to a news conference announcing a bill to repeal that ban.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

Plan b emergency contraceptive

By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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Victories for Reproductive Rights in Minnesota, New Hampshire

Mountain climbing victory

Two states buck the flow of bad legislation by fighting off anti-choice bills in their legislatures.

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Eighteen For-Profit Companies Fighting to Eliminate the Birth Control Benefit

18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits against providing birth control coverage for their employees as part of employee health care under the Affordable Care Act. Here's a brief introduction to those companies.

Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.

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