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Here’s Why 2016 Could Be the Biggest Year for Reproductive Rights and the Courts in Decades

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

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Ohio GOP Lawmakers: Force Women to Make Arrangements for Fetal Remains

The requirement to bury or cremate aborted fetuses isn’t new, but it's gaining steam. Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers passed similar bills this year and Wisconsin is considering it.

The requirement to bury or cremate aborted fetuses isn’t new, but it’s gaining momentum. Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers passed similar bills this year and Wisconsin is considering it.

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It Shouldn’t Take a Superhero to Access Abortion Care in Prison, But in ‘Jessica Jones’ It Does

Critics have hailed the show for its realistic feminist-leaning plot lines and discussions of sexual consent, rape, and addiction. But while the show offers a depiction of a confident abortion decision, the reality of the situation is pure fiction.

Critics have hailed the show for its realistic feminist-leaning plot lines and discussions of sexual consent, rape, and addiction. But while the show offers a depiction of a confident abortion decision, the reality of the situation is pure fiction.

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Our Greatest Fear Has Come to Pass: Coat-Hanger Abortions in Tennessee

While we don’t know what would have brought Anna Yocca to self-induce, we can surmise what would bring a person to do so given what we know about the state of reproductive health care in Tennessee and the roles other factors, such as job security and health care, might play.

While we don’t know what would have brought Anna Yocca to self-induce, we can surmise what would bring a person to do so given what we know about the state of reproductive health care in Tennessee and the roles other factors, such as job security and health care, might play.

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California Ballot Initiative Pushes for ‘Personhood’—Again

The constitutional amendment would "extend constitutional protections of due process and equal protection to all fertilized human eggs.”

The proposed constitutional amendment would “extend constitutional protections of due process and equal protection to all fertilized human eggs.”

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Meet the Anti-Choice Radicals Behind the House Freedom Caucus

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) has spent the last year making waves as it pushed the Republican Party further to the right. Now, the group's rising prominence could pose a problem for reproductive rights advocates.

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) has spent the last year making waves as it pushed the Republican Party further to the right. Now, the group’s rising prominence could pose a problem for reproductive rights advocates.

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The Helms and Hyde Amendments: More Than 40 Years of Human Rights Violations

It’s time for U.S. advocates who condemn other governments that force women and girls to carry pregnancies to term to look at our own sexual and reproductive health policies, starting with the Helms Amendment, a funding restriction that turned 42 on Thursday.

It’s time for U.S. advocates who condemn other governments that force women and girls to carry pregnancies to term to look at our own sexual and reproductive health policies, starting with the Helms Amendment, a funding restriction that turned 42 on Thursday.

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Court Rejects Challenge to Arizona GOP’s Race- and Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

The suit charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to increase the stigma surrounding abortion for Black and Asian-American women.

The suit charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to increase the stigma surrounding abortion for Black and Asian-American women.

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No Need to Revisit ‘Roe,’ Advocates Tell Roberts Court

Reproductive rights advocates filed a brief last week telling the Roberts Court to turn away a request to reinstate an Arkansas law that bans abortions at 12 weeks' gestation.

Reproductive rights advocates filed a brief last week telling the Roberts Court to turn away a request to reinstate an Arkansas law that bans abortions at 12 weeks’ gestation.

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Tennessee Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Failed Self-Induced Abortion

Pro-choice advocates see Anna Yocca’s situation as the end result of a rash of highly restrictive laws that have choked reproductive rights throughout Tennessee.

Pro-choice advocates see Anna Yocca’s situation as the end result of a rash of highly restrictive laws that have choked reproductive rights throughout Tennessee.

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