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North Carolina Legislators Consider ‘Fetal Harm’ Bill Criminalizing Pregnancy

North Carolina legislators are moving forward with a proposal to allow charges be brought against pregnant people who engage in behavior deemed risky for the fetus.

North Carolina legislators are moving forward with a proposal to allow charges be brought against pregnant people who engage in behavior deemed risky for the fetus.

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North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Revive Its Mandatory Ultrasound Law

The legislation is considered by reproductive health advocates to be one of the most extreme ultrasound laws in the country.

Attorneys for the State of North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state law that requires patients to undergo a narrated ultrasound before having an abortion, even if the patient objects.

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Would I Be Mourned in the Same Way as the Chapel Hill Shooting Victims?

Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, the victims of last month's shooting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

There’s no doubt the Chapel Hill victims were admirable individuals. But the response to their tragic deaths reflects a narrative that Muslims in the West like myself have been taught from a young age: We must become role models in our community to have value as humans.

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Fighting for ‘Love and Justice’ in North Carolina: Why We Still Protest When It Seems Like We’re Losing

If our lawmakers can't love us, I’m of the mind that we should love each other.

If our lawmakers can’t love us, I’m of the mind that we should love each other.

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Republicans Dropped That Whole Over-the-Counter Birth Control Thing Really Quickly

Remember how a bunch of Republicans were enthusiastic about over-the-counter birth control before the election? Well, big surprise, all that enthusiasm has disappeared. There's a lesson in this when dealing with politicians making promises about health-care access.

Remember how a bunch of Republicans were enthusiastic about over-the-counter birth control before the election? Well, big surprise, all that enthusiasm has disappeared. There’s a lesson in this when dealing with politicians making promises about health-care access.

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Obamacare Mandate Puts Uninsured Rate at All-Time Low

The percentage of Americans without health insurance has decreased dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, according to new polling by Gallup.

The percentage of Americans without health insurance has decreased dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, according to new polling by Gallup.

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Anti-Abortion Stigma Is Not the Only Cultural Force Restricting Reproductive Rights

The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law's architectural component. Still, challenges persist.

Racism and classism often affect the judgments made by individuals and lawmakers: Negative perceptions inspire policies dramatically reducing the ability of people of color or people living in poverty to make their own decisions when it comes to abortion.

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What Is Ahead for Reproductive Rights in 2015?

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte looks at the year ahead in reproductive rights and wonders whether NPR is back to drawing false equivalence between pro-choice and anti-choice activism in its abortion coverage. In addition, a representative from Guttmacher explains how the anti-choice movement is selective about when it claims abortion is contraception.

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North Carolina Ultrasound Law Blocked, Deemed Unconstitutional

The unanimous opinion held that the 2011 law infringes on providers' free speech rights.

The unanimous opinion held that the 2011 law infringes on providers’ free speech rights.

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Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.

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