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Dilemma Faced in ‘Orange Is the New Black’ All Too Real for Mothers Behind Bars

In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz's plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.

In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz’s plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.

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Will Republican Noises About Over-the-Counter Birth Control Inadvertently Make It Happen?

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.

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Lindsey Graham Pushes for 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate—Again

“I can promise you a debate in 2015, and a vote,” Graham said at a press conference Thursday.

“I can promise you a debate in 2015, and a vote,” Graham said at a press conference Thursday.

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Wisconsin Senate Approves Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk.

The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk.

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Lawsuit: Florida Forced Waiting Period Law Unconstitutional, Offensive

A lawsuit filed in state court challenges a Florida law that requires patients visit their doctor 24 hours before they can have an abortion.

A lawsuit filed in state court challenges a Florida law that requires patients visit their doctor 24 hours before they can have an abortion.

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Abortion Rates Alone Don’t Tell Us What We Need to Know About the State of Reproductive Wellness

While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don't know whether there's been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.

While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don’t know whether there’s been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants to Withhold Food Benefits From Former Drug Convicts

Pennsylvania residents convicted of felony drug crimes could be denied food by the state after completing their prison sentences, under a Republican-sponsored bill that advocates say is both mean spirited and counter productive.

Pennsylvania residents convicted of felony drug crimes could be denied food assistance by the state after completing their prison sentences, under a Republican-sponsored bill that advocates say is both mean-spirited and counterproductive.

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Texas Abortion Providers Set Their Sights on the Supreme Court

On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state's omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.

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California Assemblywoman: Drought Represents God’s Wrath Over Abortion

At the California ProLife Legislative Banquet last week, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove told a roomful of advocates, activists, and clergy that "God has His hold on California.”

At the California ProLife Legislative Banquet last week, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove told a roomful of advocates, activists, and clergy that “God has His hold on California.”

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Alabama Lawmakers Fail to Further Restrict Abortion Rights

Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.

Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.

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