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Losing My Lege: Texas Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Texas could be a place where freedom and personal responsibility take precedence over hatred and fear. But only if moderate conservative lawmakers will start disagreeing publicly with their peers.

Texas could be a place where freedom and personal responsibility take precedence over hatred and fear. But only if moderate conservative lawmakers will start disagreeing publicly with their peers.

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Historic Ruling Issued on Transgender Employee Rights

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

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California Bill to Abolish Belief Exemptions to Vaccines Moves Forward

A bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption to vaccines passed out of committee on Wednesday despite protesters who argued that vaccines are unsafe and should not be mandatory.

A bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption to vaccines passed out of committee on Wednesday despite protesters who argued that vaccines are unsafe and should not be mandatory.

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Maryland Legislators Look to Tackle Rape Kit Backlog

Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.

Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.

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Oklahoma Could Soon Have Abortion Waiting Period That Is Among the Nation’s Longest

Only three states—Missouri, South Dakota, and Utah—mandate a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion.

An Oklahoma senate committee passed a bill Monday that would increase the state’s mandatory waiting period for a woman seeking abortion care, with one Republican legislator comparing the decision to have an abortion to divorce proceedings.

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White House Takes Stance Against ‘Reparative Therapy’

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

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The Next Wave of Contraceptive Challenges Hits the Appellate Courts

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

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Justice in Colorado Will Not Come From Putting More Pregnant Women in Danger

The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.

The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Follow Kansas With Radical Anti-Choice Law

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature approved a ban on a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions, just one day after Kansas became the first state to ban the procedure.

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature approved a ban on a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions, just one day after Kansas became the first state to ban the procedure.

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Assault on Pregnant Woman Could Lead to Anti-Choice Legislation

A brutal attack on a pregnant Colorado woman ignited an effort to pass a fetal-homicide bill, which would allow a fetus to be considered a victim of a crime. Pro-choice activists say Colorado already has laws designed to punish perpetrators of crimes involving fetuses, and they say a new law could undermine a woman’s right to choose.

A brutal attack on a pregnant Colorado woman ignited an effort to pass a fetal-homicide bill, which would allow a fetus to be considered a victim of a crime. Pro-choice activists say Colorado already has laws designed to punish perpetrators of crimes involving fetuses, and they say a new law could undermine a woman’s right to choose.

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