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Legal Roundup: On Roe Anniversary Legal Attacks on Reproductive Rights Increase

(Jezebel)

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.

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Politicians Didn’t Walk With Me Through My Life. They Don’t Belong In My Bedroom

(original photo via Pottery Barn)

However a person feels about abortion, it’s not their place to make that personal decision for someone else. And it’s certainly not the place of our elected officials.

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President Obama: Women Stood for You. Stand With Us and Remove Abortion Restrictions From Your Budget

(Steve Rhodes/Creative Commons license via ANSIRH blog)

We put President Obama into office. Now my generation must hold Obama accountable to his commitments, including urging him to submit a budget to Congress without unfair restrictions on coverage for abortion care. Obama Administration, take note that women will be watching to see if you live up to your commitments to women’s health care.

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Weekly Legal Roundup: Federal Courts Continue To Split On Birth Control Benefit

Birth control mandate protest in Tennessee. (USA Today)

Another ruling in the more than forty legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare shows the fight is far from over.

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Hold On to Your Birth Control! ACLU Forecasts Big Year Ahead for Reproductive Rights

(IllustrationThinks via CNN)

Don’t expect legislators opposed to reproductive rights to tread lightly in 2013 just because voters made it clear extreme approaches to health care aren’t popular, warned the American Civil Liberties Union in a media conference call Tuesday.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Contraception Challenges Dismissed in Nashville, Pittsburgh

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

Two more lawsuits challenging the contraception mandate were dismissed by federal judges with over 30 left on the docket.

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Giving Thanks For Times the United States Has Fought Back Against Discrimination

For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.

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Bush Appointee Rejects Hobby Lobby Arguments Against Birth Control Benefit

For the first time, a court has held that the religious rights of corporations and persons are not co-extensive. Individuals may avail themselves of constitutional protections of religious freedoms, but secular corporations may not.

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Yet Another Lawsuit Contests the Birth Control Benefit

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

A lawsuit in Tennessee becomes the latest to challenge the contraception mandate in Obamacare.

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