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How the Voting Rights Act Gave Us Wendy Davis’ Filibuster

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Wendy Davis wouldn’t have won re-election if she hadn’t challenged GOP gerrymandering under the section of the VRA that was gutted by the Supreme Court this week.

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Abortion Rights and Judicial Bias in Texas Planned Parenthood Decision

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals appears willing to stop at nothing to enshrine its hostility to abortion access into law.

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Sotomayor, Obama, and Empathy

Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor is the latest event in an interesting conflict between the President and conservatives. As a candidate, Obama was diplomatic, and as a President, he is adept at articulating and advancing policy without incensing opponents.

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VIDEO: The Gibson Interview: Palin on Roe v. Wade

Charlie Gibson asks the predictable questions and gets the predictable answers on abortion. But what’s the reality beyond the talking points?

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Are Democrats Backpedaling on Abortion Rights?

It’s an official quadrennial tradition: Every four years, self-described moderates advise the Democratic Party that its long-standing and electorally successful pro-choice position is the reason that “values voters” are deserting the party. We are told these voters could be brought into the fold if Democrats would temper their defense of women’s freedom with tacit condemnation of the choices many women make.

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Bush in Your Bedroom

President Bush has used his years in office to limit reproductive freedom and stack critical posts with right-wingers bent on rolling back the clock.

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