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Legal Wrap: Unexpected Good News From the Roberts Court

The Supreme Court gave equality advocates two rare victories in abortion and immigration battles in Arizona.

The Supreme Court gave equality advocates two rare victories in abortion and immigration battles in Arizona.

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Activists Campaign Against Philadelphia Judge Who Ruled Rape as Theft

Local activists just launched a campaign urging against the retention of Judge Teresa Carr Deni in Philadelphia municipal court in next week’s general election.

On Tuesday night, Pussy Division, an anonymous collective of Philadelphia-based feminist activists, started tweeting logos and posted a meme urging voters to vote no on retention of Judge Teresa Carr Deni, who six years ago reduced charges of an alleged gang rape of a sex worker to theft of services.

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Report Surveys Abortion Restriction Landscape One Year After Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Although his "legitimate rape" comment may have cost Todd Akin an election, it hasn't stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

A new report from the National Women’s Law Center shows that although Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment may have cost him an election, it hasn’t stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

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Anti-Choicers Can’t Stop Saying Stupid Things About Rape

Rep. Todd Akin

Anti-choice politicians just can’t stop saying stupid things about rape. The problem, of course, is that the same misogyny that motivates opposition to reproductive rights also causes revolting and backwards attitudes about sexual violence, including the belief that women routinely lie about rape in order to conceal their sexual activity.

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Phil Gingrey Perpetuates the “Women Cry Rape” Myth

Rep. Phil Gingrey. (Lisa Hall/The Rome News-Tribune via NY Daily News)

Phil Gingrey backed up Todd Akin’s claim that women routinely lie about being raped to cover up consensual sex, and that “legitimate” rapes have contraceptive powers. Too bad for him there’s not much evidence of either contention.

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What God Intended? As a Victim and Survivor of Rape I am Appalled and Disgusted

As a victim and survivor of rape I am appalled and disgusted with the statements that have been made and although it is a very difficult thing to talk about I decided that I could not remain silent any longer.

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Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?

The policies promoted by anti-choice forces in Congress are not good for any woman, whether Jewish or not. What does all this have to do with the Jews?

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Fighting for Women: Become a Super-Shero

The War On Women is a conflict over the very question of the value of women as full human beings with rights to freedom and self-determination and respect. In times like these we need to find our inner Shero. You can be one of them.

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Legitimate Rape? A Rape Victim and Counselor Reflects on Rape Culture Myths

When Rep. Todd Akin recently brought the phrase “legitimate rape” into political discourse, I was simply stunned. Yet his horrifying and dangerously ignorant assertion is, even after all these years, merely a bald-faced acknowledgment of what our rape culture has allowed to exist: the idea that women are only rarely “rape-raped.” 

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Anti-Choice Doctors Still Claiming Pregnancy Not a Result of Rape

Hilgers with Pope Paul IV. The Discerning Hearts Blog.

Dr. Willke may have been writing decades ago, but other doctors are seeking out current date to support their perception that rape victims don’t get pregnant.

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