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Sexual Health Roundup: Condoms as Evidence, Lies About Sexual History, and Sex Toys at Elite Schools

The Brooklyn DA told cops to stop collecting condoms as evidence of prostitution.

This week, the Brooklyn DA told cops to stop collecting condoms as evidence of prostitution, studies found that college kids lie about their sexual behavior and students at elite British schools buy a lot of sex toys, and the U.S. cities that have the most same-sex couples raising kids may surprise you.

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Mississippi Governor Signs Involuntary Cord Blood Collection Bill to ‘Protect’ Teens

Mississippi hasn't had much red meat to offer anti-choice activists this year when it comes to legislative victories, so the governor is taking his wins where he can.

Mississippi hasn’t had much red meat to offer anti-choice activists this year when it comes to legislative victories, so the Republican governor is taking his wins where he can.

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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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Criminalized Pregnancies: When One Woman’s Suicide Attempt Becomes Murder

What is most puzzling, however, was why, once it became clear that Shuai was indeed trying to end her own life and that the death of Angel was not her intent, prosecutors refused to drop the charges.

An excerpt from Crow After Roe, the new book by RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Robin Marty and Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo.

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Bryant Signs Medication Abortion Restriction, ‘Personhood’ Petition Sees Pushback

Reproductive rights advocates, led by the Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund of North Carolina, spent all day at the “veto vigil” to remind the governor of his campaign promise not to sign anti-choice restrictions into law.

Mississippi politicians aren’t sitting still while they wait for the state’s only abortion clinic to close. Instead, they’re preemptively restricting abortion and even birth control access.

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Legal Wrap: Big Wins in North Dakota and Mississippi; SCOTUS Against Human Rights

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

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Federal Court Blocks Mississippi Admitting Privileges Law

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

A federal court finds that the state of Mississippi can’t enforce the provision of its TRAP law that mandates all doctors performing abortions have hospital admitting privileges.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Mississippi Board of Health Nomination Stalls, But Bill Targetting Medication Abortion Progresses (UPDATED)

On Thursday, the Mississippi house passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, without exceptions for rape or incest, even though the state's only remaining abortion clinic only performs abortions up to 16 weeks.

Anti-choice activist Terri Herring will not be added to the state board of health, but not because she’s completely unqualified.

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Mississippi Anti-Choice Activist Nominated for State Medical Board

Now, with the appointment of Herring it appears clear that "qualified doctors" are no longer needed on the board, as Herring reportedly has no medical background.

The same administration once dismissed a fully-qualified doctor for having ties to an abortion clinic. Now it wants an anti-choice activist with no medical background to serve.

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