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Legal Wrap: The Contraception Mandate, the Roberts Court, and the Fight Over Obamacare

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

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New Report Calls Attention to Abortion Policy in Ecuador

It's time to call on the countries leaders to update the country’s penal codes.

Ecuador’s archaic and outdated abortion ban—which criminalizes both women seeking abortion as well as health-care providers who perform them—prevents young women from seeking not only safe abortion services, but also counseling and legal services for sexual violence.

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Regaining Control After Sexual Assault Through Fitness

In addition to helping survivors cope, exercise is also a way to release the feelings of anger and rage that can also be common after sexual assault.

In addition to helping survivors cope, exercise is a way to release the feelings of anger and rage that can also be common after sexual assault.

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Montana Supreme Court Blocks New Hearing for Rapist Given 30-Day Sentence

Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

On Friday, the Montana Supreme Court stepped into the controversy surrounding Judge G. Todd Baugh and the 30-day sentence he gave a former high school teacher, Stacey Dean Rambold, who admitted raping a 14-year-old student.

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Convicted Rapist Fears He Got HIV From His Victim

A case in the United Kingdom is turning the usual concerns about HIV after rape on their head as the rapist learns his victim was HIV-positive and awaits his test results.

A case in the United Kingdom is turning the usual concerns about HIV after rape on their head as the rapist learns his victim was HIV-positive and awaits his test results.

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Montana Judge Orders New Hearing in Sentencing of Teacher Who Raped 14-Year-Old Student

A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.

After international condemnation, a Montana judge is reconsidering a 30-day sentence for a teacher who admitted raping one of his former students.

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Judge Says 14-Year-Old Was ‘in Control’ When She Was Raped by Adult Teacher

A Montana school teacher, Stacey Dean Rambold (above), will serve just 30 days for raping a student in part because the judge believed the 14-year-old girl—who has since committed suicide—was “as much in control” of the relationship as her teacher.

A Montana school teacher will serve just 30 days for raping a student in part because the judge believed the 14-year-old girl—who has since committed suicide—was “as much in control” of the relationship as her teacher.

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The Real Work of Rosa Parks: Not Just Refusing to Move to the Back of the Bus, But Combating Sexual Violence

Though Parks' contribution to the progress of Black people is mainly attributed to her refusing to move to the back of the bus, her actual work and its impact on the humanity of Black women and girls in the face of overt sexual violence is not widely discussed.

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, let’s hope that we also pay homage to the whole of Rosa Park’s life by doing everything we can, during the next 50 years, to end sexual assault and domestic violence.

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At Swarthmore and Other Colleges, Students Say Sexual Assault Is a Persistent—and Often Mishandled—Problem

Three months have passed since Swarthmore College introduced a centralized sexual assault and harassment reporting system.

Swarthmore is among a number of colleges and universities that are being investigated by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for violating Title IX by creating a “hostile environment” and discouraging students from reporting or pursuing disciplinary action against sexual misconduct.

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When Do Depictions of Sex Constitute Assault?

This week, one app is blamed for a syphilis outbreak, while another wants you to practice cunnilingus by licking your phone.

A situation in June in which a woman sent unsolicited penis pictures she had received to the sender’s mother, and an ongoing debate in Britain about what, if any, depictions of sex should be banned have raised interesting questions about the limits of privacy and consent.

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