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As Confederate Flag Comes Down, Race Remains Central to South Carolina’s Health-Care Woes

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s denunciation of the Confederate flag last week has in some ways overshadowed her refusal to act in other areas related to structural inequality, such as refusing to expand health-care access to low-income communities across the state.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s denunciation of the Confederate flag last week has in some ways overshadowed her refusal to act in other areas related to structural inequality, such as refusing to expand health-care access to low-income communities across the state.

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Ohio Senate GOP Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a ban on abortion after 20 weeks' gestation only hours after it went through committee.

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a ban on abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation only hours after it went through committee.

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The Damaging Effects of This Year’s Texas Legislative Session Must Not Be Underestimated

It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.

It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.

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Louisiana Rescinds Anti-Choice Regulation After Planned Parenthood Challenge

The Planned Parenthood Center for Choice will be able to move forward with a plan to expand access to abortion care in New Orleans.

The Planned Parenthood Center for Choice will be able to move forward with a plan to expand access to abortion care in New Orleans.

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Sex Ed Mandatory in Hawaii Schools After Years of Misinformation

After years of controversy, sex education will now be mandatory in Hawaii schools just as data suggests recent efforts to improve sex ed have worked to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion rates.

After years of controversy, sex education will now be mandatory in Hawaii schools just as data suggests recent efforts to improve sex ed have worked to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion rates.

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California Law Removes Public Assistance Barrier for Homeless People

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free.

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free.

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Heroes in Their Own Right: What Clinic Staff Do, and Why They Do It

For administrative staff at abortion clinics, such as those at the South Wind Women's Center in Wichita, Kansas, there are no trophies, no fans, and no press, just the satisfaction of knowing they are helping those who need it.

For administrative staff at abortion clinics, there are no trophies, no fans, and no press, just the satisfaction of knowing they are helping those who need it.

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Michigan Lawmakers Push Back on Anti-Choice Insurance Law

Michigan legislators are pushing to repeal the state’s infamous ban on insurance coverage of abortion and have introduced legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against people based on their use of contraceptives.

Michigan legislators are pushing to repeal the state’s infamous ban on insurance coverage of abortion and have introduced legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against people based on their use of contraceptives.

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Judge: Ohio Anti-Choice Law Unconstitutional, Rules Clinic Can Remain Open

An Ohio abortion clinic will remain open despite an almost yearlong effort by anti-choice state officials to shutter its doors, thanks to a county judge’s ruling on Friday that the state’s abortion clinic licensing laws are unconstitutional.

An Ohio abortion clinic will remain open despite an almost yearlong effort by anti-choice state officials to shutter its doors, thanks to a county judge’s ruling on Friday that the state’s abortion clinic licensing laws are unconstitutional.

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Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog

“I honestly understand why a lot of people don’t report rape,” Kiyona Phillips told RH Reality Check in an interview. “Because if you’re not half-dead or beat in the face or it’s not recorded in any kind of way, you really have to prove that this happened to you.”

In cases of rape, the “he said, she said” dilemma has outgrown the realm of legitimate legal query, and has instead come to justify the systemic failure of police and prosecutors nationwide to properly process forensic evidence that could lead to more sexual assault convictions, and also to identifying serial rapists who otherwise remain at large.

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