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Illinois Consent Decree Important Step For Transgender Individuals Seeking Birth Certificate Changes

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A lawsuit filed by the ACLU brings an important change to Illinois rules regarding birth certificate changes.

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State-Level Fights for Comprehensive Sex Ed Reveal Legal Strategies Must Be Rooted in Grassroots Advocacy

Parents in California have joined two organizations in suing the Clovis Unified School District over its sex-ed program. The majority of these controversies are over kids getting too much information. But this lawsuit argues that kids are not getting enough. Are lawsuits a good strategy for sex-ed advocacy?

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The Lesson of Delhi Charter School: It’s Time to Truly Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This week all eyes turned to the Delhi Charter School, which rescinded a policy that grossly discriminated against female students. This situation underscores how ineffective we are at supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

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Delhi Charter School To Discontinue Practice of Forced Pregnancy Testing and Discrimination

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In the face of major backlash, the school has decided to reverse its discriminatory policy.

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Center For Reproductive Rights, ACLU File Suit Against Arizona 20-Week Gestation Ban

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The two groups are challenging the country’s most restrictive so-called “fetal pain” ban yet.

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ACLU Wins a Round for Reproductive Justice and Advances Gender Discrimination Argument

The ACLU won a round this week in its court challenge to a Kansas law over the Kansas requirement that women be required to purchase supplemental insurance riders in order to obtain abortion coverage on their personal insurance policies. 

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Nevada Judge Rewrites Misleading “Egg-As-Person” Initiative to Clarify Radical Intent

A Nevada state judge today rewrote a misleading ballot initiative to make clear it is designed to eliminate access to all abortions, no matter how grave the situation of the mother, and to ban common birth control methods, the treatment of ectopic pregnancy, in vitro fertilization treatment, and stem cell research.

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ACLU Will Challenge New Restrictions in Ohio

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The American Civil Liberties Union is already planning court challenges in Ohio even though the actual bills have yet to be signed into law.

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Memo to Bishops: It’s Not About You. It’s About the Actual Victims.

Slavery. It’s an abomination. And it goes without saying that survivors of modern-day slavery — human trafficking — should be able to access all of the services they need to protect their health and rebuild their lives. That is, unless you’re talking to the powerful political lobbyist, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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ACLU Challenges New Abortion Restrictions In North Carolina

The “right to know” bill and mandatory ultrasound requirement are both being challenged in court.

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