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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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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

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The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.

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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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Tennessee Voters Approve Measure to Allow Restrictions on Abortion

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The measure amends the constitution to include language that says “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” The amendment would also allow state lawmakers to “enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.”

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Nine Spine-Chilling Reasons to Vote in These Midterms

If you don't vote, five cartoon Black men might show up at your door.

In which I scare you into voting.

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Black Women Speak Out Against Tennessee’s Extreme Amendment 1

Early voting in Tennessee has begun and many residents have already taken to the polls to cast their ballots for Amendment 1, a highly controversial and extreme anti-choice ballot initiative.

Early voting in Tennessee has begun and many residents have already taken to the polls to cast their ballots for Amendment 1, a highly controversial and extreme anti-choice ballot initiative.

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Actually, Young People Are Leading the Abortion Access Movement Forward

Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them.

Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them.

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Irregularities, Misinformation Present in Tennessee Early Voting

Shortly after early voting began in Tennessee, local media reported that some voters have received misleading information about Amendment 1 and that there have been cases of voting machine irregularities.

Shortly after early voting began in Tennessee, local media reported that some voters have received misleading information about Amendment 1 and that there have been cases of voting machine irregularities.

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