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Texas Coalition to Hit Back Against Anti-Choice Policies

Dinorah Martinez speaks at a Thursday press conference announcing a new, multi-year public policy campaign called "Trust. Respect. Access."

Democratic Texas lawmakers who have proposed a handful of new reproductive rights bills said Thursday that they know they have an uphill legislative battle, but that they refused to back down while anti-choice Republicans push for more restrictions on abortion care, sex education and reproductive health access.

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Planned Parenthood Fights to Provide Abortion Care at New Louisiana Clinic

Since 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the direction of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, has required all new facilities seeking to offer abortions to first get approval from the state.

Since 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the direction of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, has required all new facilities seeking to offer abortions to first get approval from the state.

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Republicans Dropped That Whole Over-the-Counter Birth Control Thing Really Quickly

Remember how a bunch of Republicans were enthusiastic about over-the-counter birth control before the election? Well, big surprise, all that enthusiasm has disappeared. There's a lesson in this when dealing with politicians making promises about health-care access.

Remember how a bunch of Republicans were enthusiastic about over-the-counter birth control before the election? Well, big surprise, all that enthusiasm has disappeared. There’s a lesson in this when dealing with politicians making promises about health-care access.

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As Measles Spreads, Some Lawmakers Try to Make it Easier for Parents to Refuse Vaccines

Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.

Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.

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Pennsylvania Will See Full Medicaid Expansion Plan

Making good on a campaign promise, Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced the state will expand Medicaid to the full extent under the Affordable Care Act.

Making good on a campaign promise, Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced the state will expand Medicaid to the full extent under the Affordable Care Act.

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Legal Wrap: The Dangers of Politicizing Pregnancies

From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.

From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.

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Pennsylvania Republicans Look to Impede Obamacare Sign Ups

Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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GOP Obamacare Alternative Doesn’t Cover Contraception, Maternity Care

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

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Another Court Rules Religious Nonprofit Can Avoid Complying With Birth Control Benefit

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

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GOP Congress Holds Quixotic Votes on Obamacare, Immigration

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

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