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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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New York Legislators Pass Pregnancy-Friendly Health Insurance Law

A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

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Ohio GOP Once Again Pushes Anti-Choice Measures in Budget Bill

Ohio senators on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion access in the state with the approval of a budget amendment that advocates say is designed to force the closure of at least one clinic.

Ohio senators on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion access in the state with the approval of a budget amendment that advocates say is designed to force the closure of at least one clinic.

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Indiana’s Looming Gubernatorial Race Should Act as a Lesson for Democrats on the National Stage

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the "religious freedom restoration act." But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg (pictured), isn't progressive enough to satisfy voters.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the “religious freedom restoration act.” But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg, isn’t progressive enough to satisfy voters.

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Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.

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The Problems for Reproductive Rights Advocates in the Confederate Flag License Plate Decision

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled states can refuse to print license plates displaying the Confederate flag. But the decision is not the win it looks like for reproductive rights advocates.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled states can refuse to print license plates displaying the Confederate flag. But the decision is not the win it looks like for reproductive rights advocates.

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South Carolina 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Include Rape or Incest Exceptions

HB 3114, which had various amendments tacked on by both the house and senate, will likely be taken up in January with only an exception for fetal anomaly, said Democratic state Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway.

HB 3114, which had various amendments tacked on by both the house and senate, will likely be taken up in January with only an exception for fetal anomaly, said Democratic state Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway.

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