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Why the Supreme Court Rejecting Marriage Equality Cases Is Good News

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Monday’s Supreme Court order denying review of seven same-sex marriage cases may not be as emotionally satisfying as a pro-equality ruling, but it has a similar effect nonetheless.

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Wyoming Teen Birth Rate Shrinks as Access to Sex Education Grows

The state's teen birth rate has decreased for six consecutive years, and state officials cite access to sex education and reproductive health care as the primary reasons for the steady progress.

The state’s teen birth rate has decreased for six consecutive years, and state officials cite access to sex education and reproductive health care as the primary reasons for the steady progress.

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This Week in Sex: Meningitis at Princeton, the Cheneys’ Public Dispute, and Herpes on a Library Book

(From left) Liz and Mary Cheney.

This week, Princeton University deals with an outbreak of meningitis, former VP Dick Cheney makes a public statement as his daughters disagree publicly over the legalization of same-sex marriage, and a scientist finds herpes on a library copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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‘RH Reality Check’ State of Abortion Database Updated With Responses From Nearly Every State

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Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.

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Legal Wrap: When Will the Obama Administration Stop Playing Politics With EC?

A federal judge blasts the Obama administration on emergency contraception, and the battle over Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban heats up.

This week, a federal judge blasted the Obama administration on emergency contraception, and the battle over Arkansas’ 12-week abortion ban heated up.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Wyoming Legislative Committee Rejects “Informed Consent” Bill as Medically Unnecessary

Wyoming Capitol. (Amy Richards/TSM via KGAB)

Wyoming has a common sense approach to abortion, let doctors decide the protocol, not legislators.

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Wyoming Kills Heartbeat Bill While Arkansas Proposes Their Own

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If you strike one down, two more shall grow back in its place.

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Wyoming Legislature Will See Heartbeat Ban, Potential Ultrasound Bill in 2013

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Wyoming is usually known for its desire to see less government. That doesn’t count when it comes to anti-abortion legislation.

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Jackson Hole United Organizes Against Operation Save America, And Wins

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“Human Detour” efforts from the group Jackson Hole United have kept the chaos — and the interactions with protesters — to a minimum in an effort to promote “civility, compassion, and love.”

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