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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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Legal Wrap: New Year, Same Old Anti-Abortion Tricks From the GOP

January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.

January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.

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Mississippi Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Extend Forced Waiting Period

Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

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Supreme Court Denies Review of Marriage Equality, Campaign Finance Cases

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

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Fifth Circuit Judges Take Skeptical View of Same-Sex Marriage Bans

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Supporters of same-sex marriage across the South told reporters that they left the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals feeling optimistic Friday, as counsel for gay and lesbian plaintiffs from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas spent the morning in the New Orleans court arguing against same-sex marriage bans in the three states.

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Louisiana Prosecutor Calls Same-Sex Marriage ‘Social Experiment’ During Fifth Circuit Hearing

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.

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