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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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North Carolina Legislature Proposes TRAP Law Requiring Unnecessary Admitting Privileges

North Carolina governor Pat McCrory

The governor promised he would not sign any new abortion restrictions. Will he keep his word?

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North Carolina Considers Bill to Teach School Children Abortion Causes Preterm Birth

School children will learn that abortion causes preterm birth if a new bill becomes law.

School children will learn that abortion causes preterm birth if a new bill becomes law.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Angelique Roché

Angelique Roché

When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Consider Truth in Advertising Crisis Pregnancy Center Law

(original photo via Think Progress)

First, one city. Maybe later the whole state?

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All Politics Aside, Rape Shouldn’t Be a “Controversial” Issue

Has their ever been an election cycle where sexual assault has become such a political issue?

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The GOP’s Official Stance On Abortion, Emergency Contraception and “Personhood”

The GOP platform committee did not amend language from the 2004 and 2008 GOP platforms, which “assert the sanctity of human life,” and provide no exceptions to abortion in any case whatsoever. The committee add language opposing drugs such as mifepristone, but members agreed that this platform amendment did not apply to EC.

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Soy Poderosa Because I Resist: Undocumented and Unafraid

I believed the promises my teachers told me, about working hard to achieve your dreams. I didn’t know that all this hard work would go unnoticed if I wasn’t a citizen.

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Does Pittman Want to Publicly Hang Planned Parenthood?

Larry Pittman. IndependentTribune.Com.

At least this time it appears he meant to send his email to everyone.

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When Did Laws Start Cracking Down on Rape VICTIMS?

Rachel Maddow calls out Mitt Romney for vague stance on abortion in cases of rape and incest, as the Republican Party’s attitude towards victims changed dramatically just over the last few years.

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