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Supreme Court Turns Away Two Reproductive Rights Challenges

On Monday the Supreme Court refused a challenge to a New York City law governing crisis pregnancy center disclosures and a Denver law protecting abortion clinic access.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused a challenge to a New York City law governing crisis pregnancy center disclosures and a Denver law protecting abortion clinic access.

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Federal Judge Rules Obama Administration Didn’t Go Far Enough to Accommodate Opponents of Birth Control Benefit

A federal judge in Florida ruled Ave Maria University did not have to comply with the Obama administration's latest accommodation process for religiously-affiliated nonprofits who object to covering contraception in insurance plans.

A federal judge in Florida ruled Ave Maria University did not have to comply with the Obama administration’s latest accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to coverage of contraception in insurance plans.

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Pope Francis’ ‘Synod on the Family’ Raises Hope, But Fails to Deliver Change

The two-week meeting in the Vatican inspired optimism about the Catholic Church's future teachings, but in the end, it was "much ado about nothing."

The two-week meeting in the Vatican inspired optimism about the Catholic Church’s future teachings, but in the end, it was “much ado about nothing.”

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San Francisco Lawmakers Fight Back After Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone Ruling

San Francisco lawmakers this week passed an ordinance creating protections for people entering and leaving the city's abortion clinics. The ordinance, passed unanimously by the city Board of Supervisors, is meant to mitigate the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June buffer zone ruling.

Passed unanimously by the city Board of Supervisors, the ordinance is meant to mitigate the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June buffer zone ruling.

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GOP Candidates in Key Races Downplaying Anti-Choice Views

Overall, at least some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize "war on women" criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.

Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.

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Advocates File Emergency Appeal to Block Oklahoma Medication Abortion Restrictions

Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an emergency appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court asking them to blocking  a ruling Wednesday that allowed new restrictions on medication abortions to take effect.

Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an emergency appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court asking them to blocking a ruling Wednesday that allowed new restrictions on medication abortions to take effect.

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Court Rules Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortion Can Take Effect

The ruling is the second one this week to allow an anti-abortion restriction take effect beginning November 1.

The ruling is the second this week to allow an anti-abortion restriction to take effect beginning November 1.

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Bishops Denounce Catholics for Choice Campaign Against Colorado Personhood Measure

Colorado’s bishops, speaking through the Colorado Catholic Conference, say they've taken a “neutral” stance on Colorado’s personhood amendment. But they're criticizing a campaign against the measure by Catholics for Choice, which claims the bishops have tacitly backed Amendment 67.

Colorado’s bishops, speaking through the Colorado Catholic Conference, say they’ve taken a “neutral” stance on Colorado’s “personhood” amendment. But they’ve backed church activity supporting the amendment and are criticizing a campaign against the measure by Catholics for Choice, which claims the bishops have tacitly backed Amendment 67.

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North Dakota Supreme Court: Restrictions on Medication Abortion Can Take Effect

The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.

The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.

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After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.

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