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New York City Council Holds Paid Sick Days Hearing, But Mayoral Hopeful Quinn Barely Shows

sick woman in bed

Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.

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April — An Abortion Bill A Day Keeps Voters In Play

I knew it was a busy month, but I didn’t know it was “pass a new abortion restriction every day” busy.

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If the 20-Week Abortion Ban is So Important to the People of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Why Are Most of the Protestors from Outside?

While local news establishments claim, ala Fox News, that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority of the people of Council Bluffs, Iowa, only 34 people showed up to a rally in favor of the ban, many of whom were not from Council Bluffs… or even from Iowa. Meanwhile a local news reporter is seen hugging a leading anti-choice organizer.

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CHIP and Contraception: Legislative Interference in Montana

Montana is one of only four states—along with North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas—that have legislative bans on the coverage of contraceptives by CHIP.

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Ross Douthat’s Abortion Solution: Don’t Let Women Have Abortions

Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.

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New York State Senators Defect to Republican Party; Reproductive Health, Marriage Equality Legislation Doomed

Two Democratic New York state senators vote with Republicans to change leadership, imperiling both reproductive health and same-sex marriage legislation.

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Roundup: Abortion Providers Congregate at Tiller’s Funeral; Roeder Threatens More Violence

Scott Roeder threatens more anti-clinic violence; abortion providers gather at Tiller’s funeral; Washington Post profiles state-level abortion restrictions; Sotomayor submits questionnaire to Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Roundup: Where Does Sotomayor Stand on Abortion Rights?

Where does Sotomayor stand on abortion rights?; Oklahoma bans sex-selective abortions.

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Roundup: Texas Legislature Considering Ultrasound Bill

Texas legislature considers ultrasound bill; withdrawal is more effective than previously thought; Americans United for Life planning to “have fun” with Supreme Court nomination fight; photographs of Rwandan rape survivors and their children.

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Roundup: GOP Unveils Health Care Plan

GOP introduces plan for health care reform; more perspectives on the Gallup poll; Texas sex ed bill fails.

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