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Louisiana Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans announced Thursday that it would deny Texas abortion providers' request for the entire court to re-hear a year-old challenge to the state's omnibus anti-abortion law.

The decision conflicts with an earlier federal court ruling declaring Louisiana’s ban constitutional.

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Gardner Claims Legislation He Co-Sponsored Does Not Exist

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner did not withdraw his name from federal "personhood" legislation even though he says his endorsement of state "personhood" amendments was a mistake.

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner did not withdraw his name from federal “personhood” legislation even though he says his endorsement of state “personhood” amendments was a mistake.

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Mississippi Appeals Fifth Circuit Decision Blocking Admitting Privileges Requirement

Attorneys for the State of Mississippi have asked the full panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to consider whether closing the only abortion clinic in the state unduly burdens abortion rights.

Attorneys for the State of Mississippi have asked the full panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to consider whether closing the only abortion clinic in the state unduly burdens abortion rights.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bans Inch Closer to Supreme Court for Review (Updated)

So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia are reportedly set to file their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.

So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia filed their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.

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Colorado Senator Hammers His Opponent on Choice Issues

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall (left) claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) (right), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state "personhood" amendment.

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state “personhood” amendment.

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Supreme Court Turns Away Iowa Right to Life Campaign Finance Case

The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.

The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.

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Immigration Detention Reform: A Matter of Life and Death

Women detained by ICE, roughly 10 percent of the detention population, have special medical concerns and face unique challenges in detention.

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The Disastrous Effects of Immigration Policy on Women’s Lives

Policies ostensibly put in place to combat illegal immigration have proven particularly detrimental to immigrant women’s access to reproductive justice.

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How Our Immigration Policies Hurt Families–and All of Us

As immigration debates have increasingly cast immigrant women as “unfit” and “undesirable”, the reproductive rights and ability for immigrant women to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families has been increasingly undermined.

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The Campaign of Stigma and Intimidation Against Immigrant Women

Attacks on immigrants are an issue not only for the immigrant rights community; these attacks take aim at the core principles of the groups working to advance human and civil rights, equal opportunity, human rights and dignity, healthcare for all, and more.

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