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Ninth Circuit Panel Appears Skeptical Of Arizona 20-Week Abortion Ban, As Lawyers Argue Women Need “Protection”

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A panel of judges heard arguments Monday on Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban and didn’t appear convinced the state had made its case.

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The Sinister Motives Behind Challenges to Medicaid Funding of Planned Parenthood

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Could state Medicaid funding challenges be designed to test the limits of civil rights enforcement statutes?

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Briefs in Support of Arizona’s Pre-Viability Ban Show The Evolution of a Legal Challenge to Roe

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Briefs filed in support of Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban show the evolution of the anti-choice legal strategy against Roe v. Wade.

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In Nigeria Case, Supreme Court Looks at Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses Abroad

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Will corporations that facilitate human rights abuses abroad be held accountable under U.S. law? That’s the question the Supreme Court will decide in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.

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Goodbye, Trimesters: How The Arizona Court Ruling May Turn Roe On Its Head

Judge James Teilborg isn’t just allowing a pre-viability abortion ban, he’s setting up a legal precedent to overturn Roe all together.

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House Judiciary Committee Passes D.C. Abortion Ban With No Exceptions for Fetal Anomalies or Health of the Mother

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H.R. 3803, sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), denies a woman access to a medically necessary abortion and includes no exceptions for situations where continuing a pregnancy will place at risk a woman’s health or ability to have children in the future.

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Now That The Dust Has Settled On The ACA, People Kind of Like It

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The Supreme Court ruling that the Affordable Care Act will not be struck down has managed to bump up the popularity of the legislation.

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What’s At Stake in the Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

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With a new law on the books that says customers cannot be turned down for insurance coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions, the 2012 election could determine the fate of millions of Americans with illnesses and disabilities.

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Looking (Anxiously) Ahead as Health Care Reform Turns Two

I would prefer to celebrate the birthday of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by recalling the enormous gains this legislation has made for women. Instead, I wait with baited breath for oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, fearful that the Court’s majority – five conservative male justices – could dismantle the rights we fought so hard to secure.

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The Problematic Framing of Abortion as an Issue of Privacy

One key reason for the success of state legislatures in restricting women’s right to choose might be that the fight over abortion in the United States historically has been framed as an issue of privacy. And the right to privacy offers poor protection for what is also an issue of life, health, and—above all—discrimination.

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