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‘Personhood’ Bill Introduced in Mississippi, Despite Repeated Failures

State Rep. Randy Boyd (R-Mantachie) has introduced HB 1309, which would redefine "person" in Mississippi state law to include "every human being from the moment of fertilization."

State Rep. Randy Boyd (R-Mantachie) has introduced HB 1309, which would redefine “person” in Mississippi state law to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization.”

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Virginia Senate Moves Forward With Campus Mandatory Reporting Bill

The Virginia Senate this week moved forward with a bill that would require nearly all full-time staff at public universities to report sexual assault to the police within 24 hours of notification.

The Virginia Senate this week moved forward with a bill that would require nearly all full-time staff at public universities to report sexual assault to the police within 24 hours of notification.

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In Case You Missed It: Three States Have Proposed 20-Week Abortion Bans in First Weeks of 2015

In the midst of the Republican-controlled Congress’ introduction—and then revocation—of a 20-week abortion ban, along with its introduction of a handful of other anti-choice bills, it can be easy to forget that the fight for abortion access is largely taking place in state legislatures.

In the midst of the Republican-controlled Congress’ introduction—and then revocation—of a 20-week abortion ban, along with its introduction of a handful of other anti-choice bills, it can be easy to forget that the fight for abortion access is largely taking place in state legislatures.

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20-Week Ban, ‘Personhood’ Measure Introduced in Virginia

Lawmakers in Virginia this week introduced two anti-choice measures, adding to a long list of abortion-related bills to be considered this legislative session.

Lawmakers in Virginia this week introduced two anti-choice measures, adding to a long list of abortion-related bills to be considered this legislative session.

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All-Male Committee Defeats Virginia Contraceptive Access Bill

A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating more insurance plans cover them.

A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating insurance plans cover more of them.

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Virginia Lawmakers Roll Out Pro-Choice Legislative Agenda

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

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UVA Rape Story Goes Viral, and a Virginity Pledger Explains Why She Changed Her Mind

On this episode of Reality Cast, I speak to Andreea Nica about why she left the purity movement. I also discuss the University of Virginia rape story and the incident in which a congressional staffer judged Sasha and Malia Obama.

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Legal Wrap: Another Grand Jury Fails to Indict, Supreme Court Ponders Online Harassment

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner's death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

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Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Anti-Abortion Law

The regulatory process set in motion by the vote can take up to two years to complete, but could result in the effective reversal of the law, which threatens to close the state's 18 abortion clinics.

The regulatory process set in motion by the vote can take up to two years to complete, but could result in the effective reversal of the law, which threatens to close the state’s 18 abortion clinics.

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UVA Officials Reacted to Rape Culture Only Once the World Started Watching (Updated)

After a damning article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity erupted in a firestorm of negative press, school officials suspended Greek life, called an emergency meeting of a Board, and asked for a police investigation. But administrators have known about this incident for over a year, the timing of their reaction suggests its a public relations strategy rather than a real attempt to affect change.

After a damning article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity erupted in a firestorm of negative press, school officials leapt into action. But the timing of their response suggests it is more a public relations strategy rather than a real attempt to effect change.

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