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Who Is Sean Fieler?

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk with Sharona Coutts, vice president of investigations and research at RH Reality Check, about a relatively unknown but extremely generous funder of all sorts of religious right causes. In another segment, I discuss the Supreme Court decision to stay part of Texas’ abortion law, and George Will claims the “war on women” is a myth.

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Supreme Court: Texas Can Enforce Discriminatory Voter ID Requirements

In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.

In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.

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How the Pro-Choice Movement Excludes People With Disabilities

If we in the pro-choice movement don't start paying serious attention to the ways in which our own practices contribute to the dehumanization of people with disabilities, we can’t keep claiming to operate under a reproductive justice framework at all.

If we in the pro-choice movement don’t start paying serious attention to the ways in which our own practices contribute to the dehumanization of people with disabilities, we can’t keep claiming to operate under a reproductive justice framework at all.

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Civil Rights Groups Appeal Dismissal of Ethics Complaint Against Judge Edith Jones

A panel of federal appeals court judges found there was not enough evidence to prove Judge Edith Jones made improper discriminatory statements during a 2013 lecture.

A panel of federal appeals court judges found there was not enough evidence to prove Judge Edith Jones made improper discriminatory statements during a 2013 lecture.

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Pregnant Texans Are Being Charged With Crimes That Don’t Exist

Texas' penal code explicitly exempts pregnant individuals from being punished for harming their own fetuses. But that hasn't stopped prosecutors from charging them with child endangerment for using drugs while pregnant.

Texas’ penal code explicitly exempts pregnant individuals from being punished for harming their own fetuses. But that hasn’t stopped prosecutors from charging them with child endangerment for using drugs while pregnant.

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After SCOTUS Ruling, Eight Texas Clinics Reopen to Provide Legal Abortion Care

A little more than half of the Texas abortion clinics that were forced to shutter earlier this month have reopened for legal abortion services following a Supreme Court ruling handed down Tuesday.

A little more than half of the Texas abortion clinics that were forced to shutter earlier this month have reopened for legal abortion services following a Supreme Court ruling handed down Tuesday.

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The Hidden Costs of Abortion Restrictions

The impact of targeted regulations on abortion providers extends beyond financial—it can also make it challenging to sustain a vision of quality "woman-centered" care.

The impact of targeted regulations on abortion providers extends beyond financial—it can also make it challenging to sustain a vision of quality “woman-centered” care.

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Celebrate the HB 2 Win, But Beware the Coming Supreme Court Showdown Over Equal Rights

A series of orders from the Roberts Court in both voting and abortion rights cases is setting the stage for a future battle over the role of the federal courts in checking lawmaker bias.

A series of orders from the Roberts Court in both voting and abortion rights cases is setting the stage for a future battle over the role of the federal courts in checking lawmaker bias.

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Supreme Court Blocks Portions of Texas Anti-Abortion Law

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“Tomorrow, thirteen clinics across the state will be allowed to reopen and provide women with safe and legal abortion care in their own communities,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in a statement following the ruling.

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Katha Pollitt on Abortion Rights, and Reality TV’s Right-Wing Radicalism

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katha Pollitt talks about her new book arguing for abortion rights. I have more on the Texas abortion law and a segment on radical right wingers on reality TV.

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