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Advocates: Dems Struggling to Address Detainment and Detention of Immigrants

We as a country need to stop seeing detention and deportation as solutions  for the immigration issues we have.

We as a country need to stop seeing detention and deportation as solutions for the immigration issues we have.

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This Year in Sex: It’s Time to Take Action

We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.

We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.

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Advocates: Don’t License Texas Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.

Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.

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Do U.S. Laws Protecting Abuse Survivors Help Only Women Who Are U.S. Citizens?

While there are systems in place in the United States that purport to help all women suffering from violence, what is rarely said is that these systems primarily benefit women who are citizens. Migrant women face multiple hurdles when it comes to accessing help, and U.S. immigration policies only put them in more danger.

While there are systems in place in the United States that purport to help all women suffering from violence, what is rarely said is that these systems primarily benefit women who are citizens. Migrant women face multiple hurdles when it comes to accessing help, and U.S. immigration policies only put them in more danger.

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Court Blocks Effort to License Family Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership told RH Reality Check that the state didn't want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency” or for the welfare of children; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities' needs.

Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership said that the state didn’t want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency”; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities’ needs.

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The ‘False Choices’ of the Detention Center Debate

While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has implemented policy changes to avoid detaining asylum seekers for long periods of time, immigrant rights advocates are raising concerns about their methods and the "false choices" the government has forced itself into.

While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has implemented policy changes to avoid detaining asylum seekers for long periods of time, immigrant rights advocates are raising concerns about their methods and the “false choices” the government has forced itself into.

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Utah Judge Removes Infant From Lesbian Couple, Says Heterosexual Homes Are Better (Updated)

A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying "kids in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes,” despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.

A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying children in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes, despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.

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Thank You, Birth Control Pills, for an Impressive 25-Year Run

Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.

Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.

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GOP Lawmaker: Colorado Officials Are ‘Science-Deniers’ for Reporting IUDs Reduce Abortions

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates by 50 percent in Colorado, an increase of over 10 points from a year ago. But a state lawmaker says the program is “killing children” and health officials are “science deniers.”

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates. A state GOP lawmaker says the program is “killing children.”

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How ‘Best Practices’ in Neonatal Care Endanger Mothers Seeking Drug Treatment and Their Babies

Women who give birth to babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome are being criminalized—and their babies are suffering as a result.

Women who give birth to babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome are being criminalized—and their babies are suffering as a result.

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