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Minnesota Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Insurance Coverage for Abortions

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans' obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

In Minnesota, low-income women will continue to be able to have insurance coverage for medically necessary abortions thanks to a recent ruling.

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Court Orders FDA to Make Emergency Contraception Available Over-the-Counter for All Ages

“Today science has finally prevailed over politics,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of CRR, which brought this and other lawsuits.

In a long-awaited decision released early this morning, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter to women of all ages, marking a major win for public health and women’s rights.

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Move Over, Arkansas, North Dakota Is Ready to Outdo You on Anti-Choice Extremism

North Dakota flag

Arkansas’s brief moment as the most anti-choice state in the country is about to end as North Dakota anti-choice extremists push forward on several bills.

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Advocating for Safe Abortion Care: Why Passing New York City’s Resolution 1635A is So Important

Audience at the Council hearing on January 18th. (NARAL Pro-Choice New York/flickr)

Each woman should have coverage for the full range of reproductive health care, regardless of how her insurance is paid for, to ensure that she has the means to access safe medical care from a trained provider.

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Health Groups Urge Synder to Veto Omnibus Anti-Choice “Super Bill”

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Photo: Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press.

Last stop for the anti-abortion superbill? The governor’s desk. But will he sign the bill or veto it?

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Oklahoma State Supreme Court Rules Two Anti-Choice Bills Unconstitutional

Photo: Huffington Post.

The Oklahoma State Supreme Court today struck down two state laws used by the anti-choice movement as model legislation across the country.

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Anti-Choice Harassers Re-double Attacks On Jackson Women’s Health Organization As Hospitals Refuse Admitting Privileges

Flip Benham & crew outside the Jackson WHO. Photo:  Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo.

More posters, more harassment at the only public abortion clinic in Mississippi as Jackson Women’s Health Organization runs out of options.

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CRR Files Motion To Protect Abortion Access In Mississippi After Hospitals Refuse Licenses to Providers

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

Lawyers are back in federal court challenging Mississippi’s law that requires all abortion providers also have hospital privileges after hospitals refuse to grant those privileges.

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ELECTION 2012: Montana Voters Approve Parental Notification for Teens Seeking Abortions

Montana girls under the age of 16 no longer have the right to privacy when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.

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It’s Time to ‘Draw the Line’ on Attacks Against Reproductive Freedom

Today the Center for Reproductive Rights launched an innovative new campaign called DRAW THE LINE, calling on people across the country to fight back against anti-choice measures, by signing our Bill of Reproductive Rights.

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