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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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43 Years Later, Anti-Choice Advocates Continue to Ignore ‘Roe’

What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?

What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?

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Court Rules Catholic Hospital Can Refuse Reproductive Health Care

A California judge ruled a Catholic hospital chain could deny tubal ligation to patients on the grounds of Catholic directives without violating anti-discrimination laws.

A California judge ruled a Catholic hospital chain could deny tubal ligation to patients on the grounds of Catholic directives without violating anti-discrimination laws.

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ACLU: Catholic Hospitals Illegally Denying Women Contraception

The lawsuit is the latest in a conflict over whether Catholic hospitals can prevent doctors from performing certain types of reproductive health services while receiving state and federal funding.

The lawsuit is the latest in a conflict over whether Catholic hospitals can prevent doctors from performing certain types of reproductive health services while receiving state and federal funding.

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Here’s Why 2016 Could Be the Biggest Year for Reproductive Rights and the Courts in Decades

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

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Lawsuit: Michigan Catholic Hospitals Denying Care to Pregnant Patients

In the span of one year, at just one of the defendant’s hospitals, several patients with pregnancy complications were denied the care they needed and to which they were entitled under federal law, the complaint states.

In the span of one year, at just one of the defendant’s hospitals, several patients with pregnancy complications were denied the care they needed and to which they were entitled under federal law, the complaint states.

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As Reach of Catholic Hospitals Grows, So Does Risk to Patient Reproductive Health Care

A recent case in California highlights the ongoing threat that widespread Catholic-affiliated hospitals potentially pose to reproductive health care.

A recent case in California highlights the ongoing threat that widespread Catholic-affiliated hospitals potentially pose to reproductive health care.

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It’s Pope Francis Who Should Apologize on Abortion

With his latest comments, Pope Francis has built a shiny new smokescreen to distract from the grave and immoral harms caused by the Vatican's opposition to abortion and women's equality.

With his latest comments, Pope Francis has built a shiny new smokescreen to distract from the grave and immoral harms caused by the Vatican’s opposition to abortion and women’s equality.

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Obamacare Is Great, But More Work Needs To Be Done to Secure Birth Control Access

The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.

The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.

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Illinois May Require Anti-Choice Hospitals to Discuss Health-Care Options

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require religiously affiliated hospitals that refuse to offer certain services to provide patients with accurate information about those procedures and where they are available.

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require religiously affiliated hospitals that refuse to offer certain services to provide patients with accurate information about those procedures and where they are available.

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