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Mississippi Legislature Seeks Backdoor Ban to Medication Abortions

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Add an extra doctor visit and cut off two weeks to use the drug? Looks like the legislature is trying to backdoor ban RU-486 by closing down the window when it can be used.

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HPV and Things That Go Bump: Time for Action on Genital Warts

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

While we await the expected and demonstrated good news of few cervical and other cancer deaths among person immunized against HPV, a recent study from Denmark already shows us that vaccination can significantly reduce genital warts.

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Legal Threats in North Dakota and Mississippi and a Contraception Mandate Update

An interview with Tammi Kromenaker of North Dakota about legal threats to her clinic. Also, a new round of flurry about the contraception mandate in the news and the last Mississippi clinic continues to battle for survival.

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Mississippi Heartbeat Ban Doomed Again this Year, By Its Own Sponsor

Committee Chairman Andy Gipson (R-Braxton). (Daily News)

Much as we predicted, the Mississippi ban on abortions after an embryonic heart tone can be discerned will never make it to a full vote.

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Legal Wrap: Lawsuits Against Birth Control Benefit Continues, and Texas GOP Wants to Subsidize Businesses that Break the Law

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The federal government may be moving forward with the birth control benefit, but the real action in reproductive rights remains in the states.

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Mississippi Argues Forced Closure of Last Clinic Will be the Fault of Providers and Patients

Outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization. (See more pics here)

Public health officials tell the court women will still find abortion care should the state’s only clinic close but can’t identify anyone who can provide that care.

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Women Bear Burden of Extremist Effort to Undermine Roe v. Wade

Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, talks with Rachel Maddow on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade about the hardships women are forced to endure in some states to exercise their right to an abortion because of state laws designed to undermine that right.

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Wyoming Kills Heartbeat Bill While Arkansas Proposes Their Own

Senator Jason Rapert. (Arkansas Times)

If you strike one down, two more shall grow back in its place.

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When it Comes to Legislation in Mississippi, the Lieutenant Governor Calls the Shots

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. (Clarion Ledger)

Filling the entire legislature with politicians who support reproductive rights may be a a huge task, but there is one position to focus on first. The lieutenant governor.

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Dispatches from Jackson: Teens Having Sex is a Fact, Not Fiction, In Mississippi

(Robin Marty)

Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancies, are a large contributor to the many other challenges that plague the families in Mississippi, such as high rates of maternal and child mortality, a broader health crisis, and skyrocketing poverty levels.

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