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Losing My Lege: So Long, Farewell (We Hope)

Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to sign any gun deregulation bill that comes across his desk. If he can't pull it off in the regular session, his failure to call a special session to appease the gun crowd could very well come back to haunt him in the 2018 election.

Sine die—the official end of the regular legislative session—here in Texas is set for Monday, and if the fates are willing, we won’t be facing a special legislative session. That would mean another cruel start to the summer for Texans who believe in freedom and progress and justice

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Texas Abortion Provider Launches Program to ‘Shift’ Abortion Stigma: A Q&A With Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states.

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states.

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Report: South Dakota Ranks Worst in the Nation on Reproductive Rights

Less than half of states got a B or higher, and the highest grade any state got was an A-minus.

Less than half of states got a B or higher, and the highest grade any state got was an A-minus.

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Poor Women Suffer Most From Restrictive Abortion Policies

When a low-income mother is able to plan her pregnancies, she is much more likely to be able to provide for her baby. When she cannot get an abortion, if that is her choice, she is three times more likely to descend into and remain in poverty.

When a low-income mother is able to plan her pregnancies, she is much more likely to be able to provide for her baby. When she cannot get an abortion, if that is her choice, she is three times more likely to descend into and remain in poverty.

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Obamacare Is Great, But More Work Needs To Be Done to Secure Birth Control Access

The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.

The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.

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New Survey: Texans Struggle to Pay for Reproductive Health Care

Researchers found that a third of Texas women using a contraception method other than sterilization "would like to be using a more effective method."

More than half of Texans who were surveyed in a new university study said that they have faced at least one barrier to accessing cervical cancer screenings, family planning care, or other reproductive health services.

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Iowa Governor Doesn’t Want to Decide Who Gets Medicaid Funds for Abortion Care

The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn't want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allow the governor to relinquish the role.

The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn’t want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allow the governor to relinquish the role.

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Florida’s GOP-Controlled House Refuses Medicaid Expansion, Halts Legislative Session Early

The Florida state legislature’s battle over whether to expand Medicaid took a turn Tuesday, as lawmakers in the Republican-controlled house ended this year’s session three days early, leaving unfinished the state’s multibillion dollar budget and dozens of bills.

The Florida state legislature’s battle over whether to expand Medicaid took a turn Tuesday as lawmakers in the Republican-controlled house ended this year’s session three days early, leaving unfinished the state’s multibillion dollar budget and dozens of bills.

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Colorado Republicans Say No to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

A senate committee killed a bill, in a 3-2 party-line vote, that would have provided $5 million to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative program.

A senate committee killed a bill, in a 3-2 party-line vote, that would have provided $5 million to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative program.

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Illinois Governor’s Proposed Cuts Put Children and Families at Risk

Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.

Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.

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