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‘Trapped’ Documentary Rejects Moral Divide Between Religion and Abortion

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it's not. Instead, it's something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it’s not. Instead, it’s something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

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How We Are Failing Women and Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies

“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.

“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.

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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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Arkansas Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cuts

A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to terminate Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.

A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.

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Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules

The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.

The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.

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South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.

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Supreme Court Won’t Revive Radical Six-Week Abortion Ban

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.

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Appeals Court: Kansas Constitution Protects Right to Abortion

The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.

The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.

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43 Years Later, Anti-Choice Advocates Continue to Ignore ‘Roe’

What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?

What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?

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Illegal Abortions Onscreen: Depictions of a Pre-‘Roe’ World

Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.

Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.

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