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Coerced C-Sections: The Latest Reach of Fetus-First Laws

Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.

Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.

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Report: Virginia Governor Meddled With University Sexual Assault Investigation

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan a sharply worded letter, saying he suspected that the government's investigation had turned adversarial toward the university. He accused the office of denying the university due process.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan a sharply worded letter, saying he suspected that the government’s investigation had turned adversarial toward the university. He accused the office of denying the university due process.

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Virginia Board of Health Approves Amendments to Clinic Shutdown Laws

The amendments approved Thursday means existing facilities that perform abortions will not have to meet hospital-like construction standards.

The amendments approved Thursday mean existing facilities that perform abortions will not have to meet hospital-like construction standards.

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Supreme Court Ruling Creates Renewed Hopes for Medicaid Expansion in Red States

From Alaska to Tennessee, there are renewed calls for Medicaid expansion from activists in Republican-controlled states after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.

From Alaska to Tennessee, there are renewed calls for Medicaid expansion from activists in Republican-controlled states after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate

Maine's Republican-majority state senate voted 21-14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state's Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.

Maine’s Republican-majority state senate voted 21 to 14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state’s Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.

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Maine GOP Proposes TRAP Law in Anti-Choice Push

Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.

Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.

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Virginia Clinics Navigate Changing TRAP Law: ‘I Feel Like I’m Digging a Hole Just to Fill It Back In’

The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law's architectural component. Still, challenges persist.

The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law’s architectural component. Still, challenges persist.

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Federal and State-Level Assaults on Abortion Rights

On this episode of Reality Cast, Kathryn Joyce explains the fight over Marshallese adoptions in Arkansas. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a proposed federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks and state-level assaults on reproductive rights.

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South Carolina Republican: 20-Week Abortion Ban Isn’t Harsh Enough

South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright, an ardent anti-choice Republican, filibustered a bill Thursday to ban abortion 20 weeks post-fertilization. The measure, he said, is too lenient because it included exceptions for rape, incest, and fetal anomaly.

South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright, an ardent anti-choice Republican, filibustered a bill Thursday to ban abortion 20 weeks post-fertilization. The measure, he said, is too lenient because it included exceptions for rape, incest, and fetal anomaly.

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20-Week Abortion Bans: Still Unconstitutional After All These Years

With his announcement that he would sign a 20-week abortion ban should one reach his desk, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker  joins a slate of fervently anti-choice Republican presidential candidates who support a flatly unconstitutional law.

With his announcement that he would sign a 20-week abortion ban should one reach his desk, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joins a slate of fervently anti-choice Republican presidential candidates who support a flatly unconstitutional law.

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