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North Dakota Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Measure

North Dakota voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception. A similar so-called "personhood" amendment was defeated in Colorado as well.

North Dakota voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception. A similar so-called personhood amendment was defeated in Colorado as well.

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Electoral Losses for Democrats Spell Bad News for the Courts

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice.

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice.

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The Most Visibly Pro-LGBT Candidates in 2014 Were Republicans

GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.

GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.

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Mike Rounds, Radically Anti-Choice Former Governor, Wins South Dakota Senate Seat

In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy.

In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy.

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Colorado’s ‘Personhood’ Amendment Defeated by Wide Margin

Voters in Colorado rejected a "personhood" ballot measure seeking to protect “pregnant women and their children” by defining “person” in Colorado's criminal code to include “unborn human beings.”

Voters in Colorado rejected a “personhood” ballot measure seeking to protect “pregnant women and their children” by defining “person” in Colorado’s criminal code to include “unborn human beings.”

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Tea-Party Backed Thom Tillis Wins North Carolina Senate

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Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016.

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Reproductive Rights Advocate Jeanne Shaheen Re-Elected to U.S. Senate in New Hampshire

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Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.

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McConnell, Eyeing 20-Week Abortion Ban, Wins Re-Election in Kentucky

Sen. McConnell delivering his victory speech after the 2014 midterm election in Kansas.

A Republican-dominated Senate with McConnell as majority leader could spell serious trouble for reproductive rights.

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UPS to Roberts Court: We’ll Accommodate Pregnant Workers. Will the Justices Care?

Despite the fact that more and more states require employers to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant workers, the Roberts Court is poised to mess that all up.

More and more states require employers to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant workers, but the Roberts Court is poised to screw that all up.

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Stigma Makes People Reluctant to Tell Loved Ones About Their Abortions, Says Study

Thanks to stigma, a new study shows, people who have had abortions often hesitate to tell more than one or two trusted family members, partners, or friends about the experience. This, in turn, can lead to individual isolation and restrictive government policies.

Thanks to stigma, a new study shows, people who have had abortions often hesitate to tell more than one or two trusted family members, partners, or friends about the experience. This, in turn, can lead to individual isolation and restrictive government policies.

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