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Texas Looms Large in Trial Over Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas' HB 2 shouldn't carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas’ HB 2 shouldn’t carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.

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Discrimination, Doxxing, and That ‘Louie’ Episode: A Q&A With the Filmmakers Behind ‘Fattitude’

Fattitude looks at the ubiquity of fat prejudice through media analyses and interviews with well-known activists.

RH Reality Check recently spoke to Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman, who are crowdsourcing funds for Fattitude, their documentary about fat prejudice. The filmmakers discuss the core principles of Fattitude, the harassment they’ve experienced while making the film, and much more.

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Conservative Judge Tells Ohio Man He Can’t Have More Children Until He Catches Up on Child Support Payments

The willingness of courts to impose the kind of restrictions at issue in this case should raise some serious concerns for reproductive rights activists.

The willingness of courts to impose the kind of restrictions at issue in this case should raise some serious concerns for reproductive rights activists.

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Legal Wrap: The Conservative Pipeline to Government

Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.

Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.

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Trial Set to Begin in Alabama Admitting Privileges Case

Reproductive health-care advocates challenging the Alabama TRAP law plan to present evidence that if enacted three of the five clinics in the state will be forced to end stop offering abortions.

Reproductive health-care advocates challenging the Alabama TRAP law plan to present evidence that the legislation, if enacted, threatens to end abortion at three of the five clinics in the state.

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Attorneys for North Dakota Appeal Ruling Blocking ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban

The appeal challenges a lower court ruling blocking the nation's most extreme anti-abortion law from taking effect.

The appeal challenges a lower court ruling blocking the nation’s most extreme anti-abortion law from taking effect.

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The NYPD Finally Changes Condoms-as-Evidence Policy, But Leaves Giant Loophole

In the wake of public pressure and impending legislative action, the NYPD has finally changed its policy of allowing officers to seize condoms as evidence of prostitution.

In the wake of public pressure and impending legislative action, the NYPD has finally changed its policy of allowing officers to seize condoms as evidence of prostitution. But the revised policy contains a loophole that advocates fear will continue to inhibit condom use.

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Sex Work or Human Trafficking? Race and Imperialism in CNN Report From Cambodia

Mira Sorvino in a December CNN report from Cambodia.

In a December report from Cambodia, CNN failed to distinguish between consensual sex work and human trafficking, and did nothing to help viewers see how anti-human trafficking initiatives really work under globalization: as acts of cultural imperialism.

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Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments in Arizona Medication Abortion Ban Lawsuit

An emergency order prevented the requirements from taking effect in April, which would have required providers to strictly follow FDA protocol when administering abortion-inducing medications.

An emergency order prevented the requirements from taking effect in April, which would have required providers to strictly follow FDA protocol when administering abortion-inducing medications.

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Brown University Takes on Sexual Assault… Again

Brown University

Administrators at the Ivy League school are scrambling to deal with negative publicity stemming from the mishandling of a sexual assault case—just as they did in the early ’90s, when the university made promises to improve its practices surrounding cases of sexual assault. It’s been 25 years; has Brown not made any progress?

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