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Pennsylvania Woman Goes to Prison for Ordering Abortion Pills Online for Daughter

Jennifer Ann Whalen pleaded guilty to violating a state law that makes it illegal for anyone other than a physician to perform an abortion.

Jennifer Ann Whalen pleaded guilty to violating a state law that makes it illegal for anyone other than a physician to perform an abortion.

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The Parent Gap: Many Challengers of Birth Control Benefit Don’t Offer Parental Leave Either

Many of the employers suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive benefit, including Wheaton College in Illinois, fail to offer employees robust parental leave coverage, an analysis by RH Reality Check shows.

Many of the employers suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive benefit, including Wheaton College in Illinois, fail to offer employees robust parental leave coverage, an analysis by RH Reality Check shows.

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Missouri Republicans to Vote on Overriding Governor’s Veto of Forced Waiting Period Legislation

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill that would have forced women in the state to wait 72 hours before they could receive abortion care, but Republicans in the state legislature plan to hold a vote to override the governor’s veto.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill that would have forced women in the state to wait 72 hours before they could receive abortion care, but Republicans in the state legislature plan to hold a vote to override the governor’s veto.

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Seattle City Council: Remove Bans on Federal Abortion Funding (Updated)

The City of Seattle, Washington, this week introduced a resolution calling for the full repeal of all federal bans on public funding for abortion.

The City of Seattle, Washington, last week introduced a resolution calling for the full repeal of all federal bans on public funding for abortion.

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Former DOJ Official: Ferguson Investigation Will Probe ‘Pattern of Violations’ by Police

Former Justice Department official Samuel Bagenstos tells RH Reality Check that the high-profile investigation will look at whether Ferguson police have engaged in a "pattern or practice" of discriminatory conduct.

Former Justice Department official Samuel Bagenstos tells RH Reality Check that the high-profile investigation will look at whether Ferguson police have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of discriminatory conduct.

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Dallas Teenager Deserves Compassion, Not Prosecution

The real crime scene in this scenario isn't a high school bathroom stall; it's Texas' rigid and discriminatory reproductive health-care system.

The real crime scene in this scenario isn’t a high school bathroom stall; it’s Texas’ rigid and discriminatory reproductive health-care system.

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Wisconsin, Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Bans Struck Down

The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using "unsupported conjecture" in legal arguments.

The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.

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Iowa’s Gubernatorial Contest Draws Sharp Contrast on Abortion

Iowa's gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor (Terry Branstad, above) against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.

Iowa’s gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.

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Obamacare Opponents May Have Reached a Dead End in Court

Thursday's decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.

Thursday’s decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.

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Pregnant Montana Woman Arrested for Positive Drug Test

A Montana woman who is 12 weeks pregnant is being charged with criminal endangerment of a child after failing a drug test.

A Montana woman who is 12 weeks pregnant is being charged with criminal endangerment of a child after failing a drug test.

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