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Pennsylvania Governor to Sign Bill Helping Protect Sexual Assault Survivors From Stalking, Harassment

Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is poised to sign a bill into law that will enable more sexual assault survivors and young stalking and harassment victims to obtain protection from abuse orders. Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

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The Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Cases: Your Questions, Answered

Tuesday the Roberts Court will hear oral arguments in two cases challenging the contraception mandate in Obamacare. Here's what you need to know.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Here’s everything you need to know about those cases.

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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Abortion Insurance Coverage Ban, Refuse to Expand Medicaid

The Georgia legislature overwhelmingly passed a ban on insurance coverage of abortion for many health plans in the state last week. Lawmakers also refused to expand Medicaid, fueling outraged protests.

The Georgia legislature overwhelmingly passed a ban on insurance coverage of abortion for many health plans in the state last week. Lawmakers also refused to expand Medicaid, fueling outraged protests.

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Timothy Lee, Latest Mansplainer on the Birth Control Benefit, Gets It All Wrong

Vox Senior Editor Timothy Lee said that if an employer restricts contraceptive coverage, "people are free to pay for their own birth control."

Vox Senior Editor Timothy Lee said that if an employer restricts contraceptive coverage, “people are free to pay for their own birth control.” Here’s why he’s wrong.

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Why LGBT Groups Should Be Paying Attention to the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Cases

With Hobby Lobby, there is clearly a lot at stake for the vast majority of Americans who believe that our laws already strike the right balance between religious liberty and important principles of non-discrimination.

If corporations are people with a right to refuse to comply with health-care requirements based on religious beliefs, it stands to reason that they would not only be permitted to refuse birth control coverage but other types of coverage as well.

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The Life-Saving Power of Birth Control as… Birth Control

Those who are fighting for the right to affordable birth control shouldn’t leave me—or other individuals who use birth control to prevent unplanned pregnancies—out of the discussion.

It’s been said over and over again that birth control is “life-saving” for some women, who need it to aid conditions such as endometriosis and ovarian cysts. But people also, overwhelmingly, use birth control to do exactly as its name implies: to control their fertility. Let’s stop hiding some of the lives we fight for under a “tactical” shroud.

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Madison City Council Updates Buffer Zone Ordinance

The changes included making the ordinance more consistent with a buffer zone law upheld by the Supreme Court in Hill v. Colorado.

The changes included making the ordinance more consistent with a buffer zone law upheld by the Supreme Court in Hill v. Colorado by changing the reach of the protective zone from 160 feet to 100 feet. Also, a 30-foot zone was added around driveway entrances to health-care facilities to protect those arriving by vehicle.

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How Louisiana Slashed Medicaid Funding for Pregnant Women and Blamed a Typo

Louisiana health officials appear to have cut funding for the state’s Medicaid program for pregnant women based on a typo on the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.

Louisiana health officials appear to have cut funding for the state’s Medicaid program for pregnant women based on a typo on the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.

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Stress Kills: Economic Insecurity and Black Women’s Maternal Health Outcomes

When we hear “stress kills,” we often imagine a wealthy business executive dying of a heart attack in their early 50s because they put in too many long nights at the office. But stress also kills pregnant Black women and their babies in a more surreptitious way.

When we hear “stress kills,” we often imagine a wealthy business executive dying of a heart attack in their early 50s because they put in too many long nights at the office. But stress also kills pregnant Black women and their babies in a more surreptitious way.

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Please Stop Asking Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Resign

The calls for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign at the end of the Supreme Court's term this summer may be well-intentioned, but they are ultimately misguided.

The calls for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign at the end of the Supreme Court’s term this summer may be well-intentioned, but they are ultimately misguided.

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