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Missouri Cheesemaker Wins Temporary Injunction Against ACA Birth Control Benefit

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

Yet another federal court seems sympathetic to the argument that corporations have religious exercise rights.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Akin Donations Prove Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Photo: Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/Zuma via Mother Jones.

Despite saying they would have nothing to do with the Missouri Republican, the party still dropped big money on his failed senate campaign.

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Post-Election, Republicans Vow No More Akins

Photo: Salon.

From now on, they’ll make sure their candidates are much quieter about their plans to ensure women lose their reproductive rights.

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What’s Next In The Litigation Over The Obamacare Contraception Mandate?

photo courtesy of Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com via Flickr

As another federal court temporarily blocks the mandate from taking effect, what comes next in the fight for comprehensive reproductive health care coverage?

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Republican “Rape Caucus” Suffers Heavy Losses

Rachel Maddow reviews the litany of Republicans who made the mistake of expressing their offensive ignorance about rape and/or women’s bodies out loud in public and notes that the American voting public rejected them at the ballot box.

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ELECTION 2012: With Historic Number of Women, Senate Will Look a Little Bit More Like America

Next year will have an historic number of female senators, and that could be very good for women.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Graphic “Fetus” Poster!

Photo: The Center for Bioethical Reform.

Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.

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Pro-Choice, Anti-Choice Groups Do Last Minute Campaign Push

Emily's List members, endorsing Maggie Hassan. Photo: Emily's List.

Both sides focus on key campaigns as get out the vote efforts increase.

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Candidates Who Oppose Rape Exceptions Being Supported By Victims, Those Conceived In Rape In New Ads

Richard Mourdock. Photo: Womenarewatching.org.

In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.

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