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Louisiana House Committee Passes Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

A GOP-led Louisiana house committee passed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit women from seeking abortions due to the sex of the fetus, even though there remains no documentation that sex-selective abortions are widespread in the United States.

A GOP-led Louisiana house committee passed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit women from seeking abortions due to the sex of the fetus, even though there remains no documentation that sex-selective abortions are widespread in the United States.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

HB 1409, sponsored by Rep. Lisa Billy, increased the waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.

HB 1409, sponsored by Rep. Lisa Billy, increased the waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.

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Michigan Democrats: Outlaw LGBTQ Employment, Housing Discrimination

A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.

A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.

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Iowa Governor Doesn’t Want to Decide Who Gets Medicaid Funds for Abortion Care

The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn't want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allow the governor to relinquish the role.

The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn’t want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allow the governor to relinquish the role.

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Poll: Majority of Texans Favor Legal Protections for Their LGBT Neighbors

A new survey of likely Texas voters shows that a majority believe that discrimination against LGBT Texans is either a "major" or a "minor" problem and that they would support a state law protecting LGBT Texans from employment discrimination.

A new survey of likely Texas voters shows that a majority believe that discrimination against LGBT Texans is either a “major” or a “minor” problem and that they would support a state law protecting LGBT Texans from employment discrimination.

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Colorado’s Top Doctor Seeks Funds for Pregnancy-Prevention Program Rejected by GOP

After the Colorado legislature rejected funds for a program that reduced teen pregnancies in Colorado by 40 percent over five years, the state's chief medical officer (pictured) said he'll seek money for the program from private foundations.

After the Colorado legislature rejected funds for a program that reduced teen pregnancies in Colorado by 40 percent over five years, the state’s chief medical officer said he’ll seek money for the program from private foundations.

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California Lawmakers Won’t Allow Insurers to Opt Out of Abortion Coverage

A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty.

A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty.

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Maryland Republican Has Wanted to Strip ‘Rioters’ of Public Assistance Since 2012

While protests engulfed Baltimore after a young Black man suffered fatal injuries in police custody in April, a Maryland lawmaker suggested that the state should ban public assistance to those participating in the uprising, which he dubbed “thug nation.”

While protests engulfed Baltimore after a young Black man suffered fatal injuries in police custody in April, a Maryland lawmaker suggested that the state should ban public assistance to those participating in the uprising, which he dubbed “thug nation.”

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Texas Republicans Ban All Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care (Updated)

In a vote split along party lines, the Texas Senate on Tuesday voted to ban insurance coverage for abortion care in both private and public insurance plans.

In a vote split along party lines, the Texas Senate on Tuesday voted to ban insurance coverage for abortion care in both private and public insurance plans.

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Colorado Democrats Defeat Fetal ‘Personhood’ Legislation

Democrats in Colorado's state house have killed a bill, introduced after a grisly attack on a pregnant women, that would have given legal rights to a fetus.

Democrats in Colorado’s state house have killed a bill, introduced after a grisly attack on a pregnant women, that would have given legal rights to a fetus.

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