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Anti-Choice Laws Continue to Move Through Tennessee Legislature

Tennessee’s 2015 anti-choice proposals have become commonplace in Republican-controlled state legislatures that have served as pipelines for abortion regulations.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) quietly signed a bill into law Friday afternoon that will impose new regulations on clinics that provide abortion care.

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In Texas, a Chlamydia Outbreak and Fight Over Abortion Care Insurance Coverage

On this episode of Reality Cast, Heather Boonstra from Guttmacher explains how public schools could do more to help students get contraception. Texas bans insurance coverage of abortion, and a West Texas school has an alarmingly high chlamydia rate.

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Losing My Lege: Breastfeeding for ‘Pro-Life’ Republicans, But Not for Texas Teachers

Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican state senator from Brenham, says she "has a fundamental respect for human life, from conception until natural death." Yet just last week, she voted against a bill that would help teachers have break times and dedicated areas to pump breast milk to feed babies.

Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican state senator from Brenham, says she “has a fundamental respect for human life, from conception until natural death.” Yet just last week, she voted against a bill that would help teachers have break times and dedicated areas to pump breast milk to feed babies.

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Report: Austin Is ‘Family Friendly’ for Whites, Not Communities of Color

Austin ranks high on lists of "family-friendly" American cities, but according a new report, its "family-friendly" benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.

Austin ranks high on lists of “family-friendly” American cities, but according a new report, its “family-friendly” benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.

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Texas GOP Regulates Abortion Providers With Human Trafficking Training Mandate

Texas' GOP-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday gave its final approval to a bill that would require people who work or volunteer for Texas' few remaining abortion facilities, and who have "direct contact with patients," to take a state-mandated training course on human trafficking.

Texas’ GOP-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday gave its final approval to a bill that would require people who work or volunteer for Texas’ few remaining abortion facilities, and who have “direct contact with patients,” to take a state-mandated training course on human trafficking.

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Anti-Choice Elected Officials Should Not Pretend to Represent God

When Rep. Matt Schaefer stands on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and says things like, “We should value what God values, and that’s the life of the unborn,” I wonder how he knows what God values.

When Rep. Matt Schaefer stands on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and says things like, “We should value what God values, and that’s the life of the unborn,” I wonder how he knows what God values.

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Poll: Majority of Texans Favor Legal Protections for Their LGBT Neighbors

A new survey of likely Texas voters shows that a majority believe that discrimination against LGBT Texans is either a "major" or a "minor" problem and that they would support a state law protecting LGBT Texans from employment discrimination.

A new survey of likely Texas voters shows that a majority believe that discrimination against LGBT Texans is either a “major” or a “minor” problem and that they would support a state law protecting LGBT Texans from employment discrimination.

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California Lawmakers Won’t Allow Insurers to Opt Out of Abortion Coverage

A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty.

A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty.

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Texas Republicans Ban All Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care (Updated)

In a vote split along party lines, the Texas Senate on Tuesday voted to ban insurance coverage for abortion care in both private and public insurance plans.

In a vote split along party lines, the Texas Senate on Tuesday voted to ban insurance coverage for abortion care in both private and public insurance plans.

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Hysteria Against Gay Marriage, Egregious Anti-Choice Legislation

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jeff Teague from Planned Parenthood explains the rush of unnecessary, anti-choice bills in Tennessee, including a forced waiting period bill. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the marriage equality cases at the Supreme Court and some of the more egregious anti-choice laws being passed this session.

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