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Legal Wrap: Values Voter Summit Highlights GOP Obsession With Contraception

Republicans remind voters at last weekend's Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

Republicans remind voters at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

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The New Front in the Legal Fight Over Obamacare

Victories in the realm of trans health care occasion so much celebration because of what health-care access can do; so many of the trans community’s immediate concerns are quite literally matters of life and death.

A lawsuit filed by the State of Indiana shows conservatives’ evolving legal strategy in trying to undermine health-care reform.

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One Million Low-Income Texans Fall Into ACA ‘Coverage Gap,’ With No Help in Sight

While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to refuse a federal Medicaid expansion, leaving an estimated one million working Texans without access either to Medicaid or federal insurance subsidies.

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Cruz, Carson Thrill ‘Values Voters’ With Obama-Bashing and a Side of Misogyny

Ted Cruz (R-TX) intoned, with apocalyptic implications, that the nation stood “on the edge of cliff,” and that only a few years stood between the cliff and the fall of the nation into “oblivion.”

At the 2013 Values Voter Summit, Ted Cruz lies about Obamacare birth control benefit, while Dr. Ben Carson says there’s no war on women because people give their seats up for the ones who are pregnant.

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Bad News for Reproductive Rights: Supreme Court Considers Campaign Finance Reform

On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending money. The question is just how much more?

On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending. The question is just how much more?

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Stoking Fire: Anti-Choice Groups Resurrect ‘Death Panel’ Claims

Anti-choice groups recently charged that the imposition of the Affordable Care Act has brought death panels to U.S. soil. It’s not the first time the right wing has imagined this lurking menace.

Anti-choice groups recently charged that the imposition of the Affordable Care Act has brought death panels to U.S. soil. It’s not the first time the right wing has imagined this lurking menace.

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‘Abortion Is Like Slavery’ and Other Offensive Anti-Choice Analogies

Why do anti-choicers rely so heavily on bad, offensive analogies that compare reproductive rights to slavery, the Holocaust, and drug addiction?

Why do anti-choicers rely so heavily on bad, offensive analogies that compare reproductive rights to slavery, the Holocaust, and drug addiction? In no small part, it’s because without these inaccurate and offensive analogies, their actual arguments are exposed as weak and petty.

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Fifth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Law Excluding Abortion Providers From Malpractice Protections

A ruling from the Fifth Circuit upholds a Louisiana law designed to drive providers from the state.

The decision sets a dangerous precedent for states seeking to evade judicial review of laws that violate federal constitutional rights and a new front in the right’s drive to bankrupt reproductive health-care providers.

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Legal Wrap: Baby Veronica Case Pits States Against Each Other

The fallout from the Supreme Court's decision in Baby Veronica (above) continues.

The fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision in Baby Veronica continues. Meanwhile, in Montana, justice seems a long way off.

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Last Mississippi Abortion Clinic Faces New Complaint

In the latest attempt to close the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, several anti-choice groups have asked the state to investigate the reporting practices of the Jackson Women's Health Organization.

In the latest attempt to close the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, several anti-choice groups have asked the state to investigate the reporting practices of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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