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Legal Wrap: State Detains Pregnant Woman, Catholic Bishops Meddle With Health-Care Benefits

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

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Should a 13-Year-Old and Her 12-Year-Old Partner Really Be Considered Sex Offenders?

Let's take a moment to consider what is wrong with our age of consent laws.

The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments last Tuesday in an appeals case involving a 13-year-old girl who had “consensual sex” with her then-12-year-old boyfriend and ended up an accused sex offender.

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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Ecuador’s archaic and outdated abortion ban—which criminalizes both women seeking abortion as well as health-care providers who perform them—prevents young women from seeking not only safe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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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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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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Legal Wrap: Are Admitting Privileges the Next Front in Fight Over Religious Liberties?

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Minor Not ‘Accomplice’ in Her Statutory Rape

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In a unanimous decision Monday, the state’s highest court brought Tennessee law in line with the vast majority of the country.

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Can Mississippi Curb Teen Pregnancy and Statutory Rape by Collecting Cord Blood?

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Mississippi has the highest rate of teen birth in the country, but instead of implementing proven prevention strategies—like good sex education and access to contraception—the governor has decided he will curb this epidemic by collecting umbilical cord blood and using the DNA as evidence of statutory rape.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Considers Whether Minor Is an Accomplice in Her Own Statutory Rape

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has an opportunity to reject a dangerous legal interpretation that holds statutory rape victims can be considered accomplices in the crime committed against them. But will it?

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