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Alaska Parental Notification Law Upheld by Superior Court

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The 2010 parental-notification law has been ruled constitutional, but it still may come up before the state Supreme Court.

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UPDATE: A Closer Look at the Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuits: The Radical Agenda Behind the Fight Over Religious Exemptions

Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.

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ACA Qué (What)? A Policy Wonk’s Mother Still Wonders How it Affects Her and Latin@ Families

Overall, California Latinas/os stand to gain the most with the ACA, whether currently insured or uninsured. 

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Is “Moral Development” Behind The Unanimity Of Today’s Female Supreme Court Justices?

Given the nature of court appointments, gender alone is probably not the root of the unanimity. It could be partisanship speaking loud and clear.

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The ACA and the Medicaid Ruling: Let’s Remember that Health Care is a Human Right

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act may stand, but in light of international laws on the human right to health and health care, the United States has an obligation to do much more.

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A Pyrrhic Victory? In ACA Ruling, Roberts Court Takes Big Swipe At Social Safety Net

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Let’s celebrate the win in the Affordable Care Act but be clear about how we characterize that win.

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Women’s, Health Care Groups Applaud Supreme Court Decision on ACA, While Bishops Continue Their Attacks

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Reaction by women’s groups and promoters of health reform to this morning’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA( was swift and laudatory, though numerous leaders also pointed the gaps that remain to be filled. 

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: Considers Individual Mandate As Tax, But Women Vulnerable Under Medicaid Finding

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Supporters of health reform are celebrating today as the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act by considering the individual mandate as a tax, which people could choose not to pay and incur the penalties. In a split decision, the court did, however, find that states could opt out of Medicaid expansion requirements, a ruling that will have critical implications for millions of low-income women.

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Moving Forward: What the Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Means for Immigrant Women

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As the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond. It is imperative for us all to now act together in solidarity.

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Unlimited Campaign Dollars Likely To Be Permanent Fixture Now Thanks To Supreme Court Ruling

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An attempt to curb the influence of the Citizens United decision has been thwarted by a 5-4 rulling of the Supreme Court.

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