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Legal Wrap: In Battle Over Medication Abortion, Who Is Protecting the Rights of Women in Wisconsin?

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The latest legal news on the contraception challenges and fight for reproductive justice in the states.

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Legal Threats in North Dakota and Mississippi and a Contraception Mandate Update

An interview with Tammi Kromenaker of North Dakota about legal threats to her clinic. Also, a new round of flurry about the contraception mandate in the news and the last Mississippi clinic continues to battle for survival.

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Which State Will Be “Most Protective” In 2013?

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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the “most protective” state of all?

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North Dakota House Passes Ban on Gender or Genetic Abnormalities, Heartbeat Ban

Rep. Kylie Oversen.

While parts of the country were being blanketed by snow this weekend, the North Dakota legislature kept right on plowing ahead through a massive list of abortion bans and restrictions.

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North Dakota Senate Passes TRAP Law, So-Called Personhood Amendment

Tammi Kromenaker, director of Fargo’s Red River Women’s Clinic, testifies before the HHS Committee 01/31/13. (AP Photo)

Are women in North Dakota the next to lose all access to safe abortion care?

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All In: North Dakota Anti-Choicers Seek Heartbeat Bans, Human Life Amendments, TRAP Laws, and More

The last clinic in North Dakota that provides abortions. (NRL News.)

When your state legislature only meets every other year, you apparently work twice as fast at eliminating abortion access all together.

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Women Bear Burden of Extremist Effort to Undermine Roe v. Wade

Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, talks with Rachel Maddow on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade about the hardships women are forced to endure in some states to exercise their right to an abortion because of state laws designed to undermine that right.

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Wyoming Kills Heartbeat Bill While Arkansas Proposes Their Own

Senator Jason Rapert. (Arkansas Times)

If you strike one down, two more shall grow back in its place.

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Texas Abortion Drug Bill Could Mean More Side Effects and Higher Costs

A pharmacist with Mifepristone.

A GOP lawmaker is looking to make Texas the latest state to restrict the use of abortion medications in a way that some experts warn could increase the drugs’ side effects while making them more expensive.

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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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