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Legal Wrap: The Anti-Contraception Movement’s Long History

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Legal contraception for single people has been a fight for over 40 years, and the latest challenges suggest the fight isn’t ending soon.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

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By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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U.S. Must Stand Strong on International Agreement to Address Gender Violence

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and momentum for women’s rights and turn our attention to women and girls beyond our borders.

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and turn our attention to the needs of women and girls around the world.

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Congress Passes Violence Against Women Act

Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn't purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn’t purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

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Rethinking Immigration: Moms Will Do Whatever it Takes to Protect Their Kids

Congress needs to understand something important as it works to pass a new immigration law: Neither a border nor even the threat of detention can keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

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How Do You Prove That Discrimination No Longer Exists?

At the heart of the discussion about the need for both VAWA and the Voting Rights Act is a fundamental disagreement about what governments should do about discrimination, and, even more so, what they shouldn’t do.

At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.

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House Vote on Violence Against Women Act Comes on Last Day of Teen Violence Prevention Month

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. So what’s at stake for youth?

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Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act, 22 Male Republicans Vote No

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The Senate votes 78-22 to reauthorize VAWA.

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Are We Our Choices?

(Amnesty USA)

Abortion or no abortion is a choice, but that is not the choice of the United States government, that is not the choice of men. It is the choice of that soul housed in that vessel that is the body. 

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In Last Salvo on War On Women for 2012 Legislative Session, Congress Refuses to Renew VAWA

Photo: Amnesty International.

The House Republicans finish off the lame duck session with one last thumbing of the nose at women.

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