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Legal Wrap: New Year, Same Old Anti-Abortion Tricks From the GOP

January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.

January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.

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Attorneys Urge Federal Appeals Court to Take First Step in Overturning ‘Roe’

Tuesday's oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.

Tuesday’s oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.

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North Dakota Supreme Court Won’t Re-Hear Medication Abortion Arguments

The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling allowing a 2011 law restricting medication abortions to go into effect.

The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling allowing a 2011 law restricting medication abortions to go into effect.

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

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.

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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From Alaska to Alabama, Investigation Shows False Testimony Formed Basis for Abortion Restrictions

Why are states continuing to pass abortion restrictions based partly on erroneous theories that abortion harms women?

Why are states continuing to pass abortion restrictions based partly on erroneous theories that abortion harms women? And why are state attorneys general calling as expert witnesses some of the very people who proffered these spurious notions to state legislatures in the first place?

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Catholic Bishops Take Divergent Public Stances on ‘Personhood’ Measures

Catholic bishops in Colorado declared a "neutral stance" on this year's Colorado's personhood amendment, while bishops in North Dakota urged voters to approve a personhood measure its November's ballot. Both were defeated on Election Day.

Catholic bishops in Colorado declared a “neutral stance” on this year’s Colorado’s personhood amendment, while bishops in North Dakota urged voters to approve a “personhood” measure its November’s ballot. Both were defeated on Election Day.

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Post-Election Reproductive Rights Roundup

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights about what’s going on in Oklahoma. I also talk about how anti-choice politicians defeated the “war on women” narrative, and what happened with ballot initiatives dealing with reproductive rights.

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Why ‘Personhood’ Lost, But an Anti-Abortion Tennessee Initiative Won

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Why did “personhood” fail in Colorado and North Dakota, but a ballot initiative allowing radical anti-choice legislation in Tennessee succeed? Because people are moved to vote anti-choice not by “life,” but by disapproval of others’ sexual experiences.

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A Movement, Not a Moment: How Even Anti-Choice Victories Show We’re Making Progress

These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.

These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.

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The Senate Flip Could Have Serious Implications for Women of Color

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.

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