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Will Governor Brown Keep Pregnant and Laboring Women in Chains?

The bill to prevent the shackling of pregnant women in CA’s prisons, is the California State Sheriff’s Association’s top priority for a veto. It means more for them to veto this bill than any other bill on the Governor’s desk right now. Those who follow politics in Sacramento know this does not bode well.

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Ester’s Eyes: Returning from Uganda’s War as a Bush Wife

Ester Abeja wants to show her face as a victim of gang rape, of abduction, of torture and daily violence, to be the image of a woman who has been forced to kill her own child and her own people.

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State Department Condemns Stoning of Woman By Taliban in Pakistan

The Department of State has strongly condemned the stoning of a woman by Taliban militants.  The reason?  She was seen in public with a man.

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Republicans on Dawn Johnsen: “Raging Ideologue Who Can’t See Straight”?

Watch Dahlia Lithwick and Rachel Maddow crush the logic behind Republican opposition to Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s pick for Assistant Attorney General. Slick.

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