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Amandla! South African Minister Underscores Reproductive Justice as a Global Framework

South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini at a media briefing in 2012.

Reproductive justice is about human rights, including the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments. This week at the United Nations, South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini focused on reproductive justice as a global framework.

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CVS Illegally Charged 11,000 Women Contraceptive Co-Pay

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) sent letters to the CEOs of CVS Health and Walgreens earlier this month calling for them to correct a coding error that led to the illegal charges, and to provide remedies to women who had been unjustly charged.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) sent letters to the CEOs of CVS Health and Walgreens this month calling for them to correct a coding error that led to the illegal charges, and to provide remedies to women who had been unjustly charged.

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Money to Process Rape Kits Falls Victim to Congressional Budget Squabbles

After months of squabbling, Congress last week was unable to pass a budget bill that included funding to decrease the backlog in rape kits across the country.

After months of squabbling, Congress last week was unable to pass a budget bill that included funding to decrease the backlog in rape kits across the country.

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Louisiana Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

The decision conflicts with an earlier federal court ruling declaring Louisiana's ban constitutional.

The decision conflicts with an earlier federal court ruling declaring Louisiana’s ban constitutional.

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Texas ‘Upskirt’ Decision Latest to Protect Constitutional Rights of Harassers

A Texas court decision ruling "upskirt" pictures constitutional is the latest example of the courts protecting rape culture in the name of the First Amendment.

A Texas court decision ruling “upskirt” pictures constitutional is the latest example of the courts protecting rape culture in the name of the First Amendment.

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Gardner Claims Legislation He Co-Sponsored Does Not Exist

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner did not withdraw his name from federal "personhood" legislation even though he says his endorsement of state "personhood" amendments was a mistake.

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner did not withdraw his name from federal “personhood” legislation even though he says his endorsement of state “personhood” amendments was a mistake.

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Anti-Choice Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs ‘Doesn’t Have the Votes’ (Updated)

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told the New York Times’ political blog First Draft that Boggs “doesn’t have the votes” to overcome opposition from Democrats on the committee, and that he should withdraw.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told the New York Times’ political blog First Draft that Boggs “doesn’t have the votes” to overcome opposition from Democrats on the committee, and that he should withdraw.

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Lawsuit: California Medicaid Backlog Causes Patients to ‘Suffer’

The massive backlog in California Medicaid applications has left low-income patients “suffering” and unable to receive care, according to a lawsuit filed against the state.

The massive backlog in California Medicaid applications has left low-income patients “suffering” and unable to receive care, according to a lawsuit filed against the state.

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Senate Rejects Last-Ditch Effort to Roll Back Immigration Reform

On Thursday, the Senate rejected a last-minute Republican effort led by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to scuttle President Obama's current and future efforts at immigration reform.

On Thursday, the Senate rejected a last-minute Republican effort led by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to scuttle President Obama’s current and future efforts at immigration reform.

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Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott to Square Off Friday Night in First of Two Debates

Davis, a Democratic state senator from Fort Worth, initially challenged her Republican opponent to six debates, to be hosted in cities across Texas, but Abbott refused, saying he would participate only in the two televised debates he'd already agreed to.

Davis, a Democratic state senator from Fort Worth, initially challenged her Republican opponent to six debates, to be hosted in cities across Texas, but Abbott refused, saying he would participate only in the two televised debates he’d already agreed to.

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