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Glitter Bombs, and Phil Robertson’s Vile Speech

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent glitter bombing, and a speech from Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson in which he hypothesized about a violent rape and murder of an Atheist family. Also, Shivana Jorawar of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum talks about sex-selection abortion bans.

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Mississippi Abortion Clinic ‘Not Going Anywhere’ After Vandalism

An act of vandalism at Mississippi's last abortion clinic will not intimidate clinic workers from providing reproductive health care to women in need, clinic staff said Tuesday.

An act of vandalism at Mississippi’s last abortion clinic will not intimidate clinic workers from providing reproductive health care to women in need, clinic staff said Tuesday.

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‘Personhood’ Legislation Dealt Another Blow, This Time in Iowa

An Iowa state lawmaker's bill to define life as beginning at fertilization failed to meet a legislative deadline Friday, joining state lawmakers in at least nine other states who have introduced similar so-called “personhood” bills this year.

An Iowa state lawmaker’s bill to define life as beginning at fertilization failed to meet a legislative deadline Friday, joining so-called personhood bills in at least nine other states introduced without success this year.

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Same-Sex Spouses Get Job Protections, No Matter Where They Live

The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples.

The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples.

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Mississippi Asks Roberts Court to Help Close Its Only Abortion Clinic

If Mississippi gets its way, the right to an abortion will be meaningless in the face of unrestricted state power to regulate reproduction.

If Mississippi gets its way, the right to an abortion will be meaningless in the face of unrestricted state power to regulate reproduction.

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Legal Wrap: States Start Sessions With Rush of Anti-Abortion Measures

The legislative session kicked off in the states with a bunch of new anti-abortion bills and the first-ever conviction in Indiana of a pregnant woman for feticide for a self-induced abortion.

The legislative session kicked off in the states with a bunch of new anti-abortion bills, along with the conviction of an Indiana woman for feticide and neglect of a dependent.

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Abortion Clinic Harassers ‘Emboldened’ by Wave of Anti-Choice Laws

Abortion providers and reproductive rights advocates were alarmed, but unsurprised, by the findings of a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.

Abortion providers and reproductive rights advocates were alarmed, but unsurprised, by the findings of a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.

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‘Personhood’ Bill Introduced in Mississippi, Despite Repeated Failures

State Rep. Randy Boyd (R-Mantachie) has introduced HB 1309, which would redefine "person" in Mississippi state law to include "every human being from the moment of fertilization."

State Rep. Randy Boyd (R-Mantachie) has introduced HB 1309, which would redefine “person” in Mississippi state law to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization.”

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Mississippi Teacher Finds Creative Way to Demonstrate Proper Condom Use

Mississippi’s sex education law prevents teachers from showing students how to properly put on a condom, so Sanford Johnson decided to teach teens how to properly put a sock on a foot when engaging in “sock activities” instead.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Marriage Equality Cases This Spring

The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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