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Playing Offense: Advocates Seek Legislation to Protect, Advance Reproductive Rights

All Above All campaigners on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

On Wednesday, after many years spent on the defensive in the “war on women,” advocates took to Capitol Hill in two simultaneous efforts to protect and advance the health and rights of women and girls in the United States.

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Republicans Filibuster Nina Pillard Nomination, Leaving Senate Democrats With a Host of Bad Options

Cornelia "Nina" Pillard stands next to President Obama, as he announces her court nomination at the White House this past June.

Republicans have now blocked three well-qualified women from serving on the nation’s second highest court.

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Legal Wrap: Dark Money in Politics Is Bad for Reproductive Rights

What's the link between big money donors like the Koch brothers and the wave of anti-abortion restrictions?

What’s the link between big money donors like the Koch brothers and the wave of anti-choice restrictions?

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Graham Introduces 20-Week Ban in Senate as Primary Challenge Beckons

Sen. Lindsey Graham, at podium, introduces 20-week abortion ban surrounded by anti-choice leaders, l. to r., Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America; Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union; Anna Higgins, Family Research Council; Maureen Ferguson, The Catholic Association, and Sen. Rob Portman.

With a potentially tough Republican primary ahead of him, Sen. Lindsey Graham took the lead on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization—after Sen. Marco Rubio turned down the opportunity.

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Gillibrand Starts Final Push to Reform Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions

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The senator is optimistic that her amendment, the Military Justice Improvement Act, could reach even the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.

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Vitter Seeks to Insert Anti-Choice Amendment Into Employment Non-Discrimination Act

It has little chance of passing, but Sen. David Vitter (above) hopes to attach a destructive anti-choice amendment to a landmark non-discrimination vote, according to news reports.

It has little chance of passing, but Sen. David Vitter hopes to attach a destructive anti-choice amendment to a landmark non-discrimination vote, according to news reports.

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Lindsey Graham to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

With a potentially tough Republican primary ahead of him, Sen. Lindsey Graham (pictured above) took the lead on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization--after Sen. Marco Rubio turned down the opportunity.

The bill, a companion to the House’s HR 1797, would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states.

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Republicans Filibuster Patricia Millett Nomination to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The vote is the fist since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a push back against Republican obstructionism.

Senate Republicans filibuster a centrist judicial candidate, successfully blocking the second woman nominated by President Obama to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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United States to Fall Off ‘Hunger Cliff’ Friday, Hitting Women and Families Hardest

An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect on Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.

An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.

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Data Shows U.S. Workers Want the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act—and More Policies Like It

Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.

The legislation would address longstanding gaps of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which was enacted 35 years ago this month.

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