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How de Blasio Could Make New York City Better for Women and Mothers

De Blasio has an opportunity to make the city more fair and just for New York City mothers and to undo much of the damage done by his predecessor.

At a time when the GOP is seeking ways to soften its image to appeal to women voters, while its members are callously trying to cut women’s access to programs vital to their survival, de Blasio has an opportunity to make the city more fair and just for New York City mothers and to undo much of the damage done by his predecessor.

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A False Choice in Virginia and Everywhere: Pitting ‘Health Care’ Against Reproductive Health Care

It was not with just a little bit of discordance when McAuliffe turned around and chose to retain the member of McDonnell's cabinet most charged with implementing his anti-choice laws: Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel.

For one thing, health care doesn’t live up to its own name if it segregates and excludes the medical needs—including abortion, contraception, and family planning—of some because of the discriminatory belief systems of others.

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Virginia Bill Allowing Individual Legislators to Contest Changes to Abortion Laws Would Subvert Separation of Powers

Republicans in Virginia want to create "legislative standing" to let lawmakers defend anti-abortion restrictions in case Democrats won't.

Republicans in Virginia want to create “legislative standing” to let lawmakers defend anti-abortion restrictions in case Democrats won’t.

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Following Albuquerque Defeat, Anti-Choice Activists Propose New Abortion Restrictions Across New Mexico

The proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks' gestation in Albuquerque may have been soundly defeated at the ballot box, but the reverberations from that vote are being felt across the state.

The proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in Albuquerque may have been soundly defeated at the ballot box, but the reverberations from that vote are being felt across the state.

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Terry McAuliffe Considers Retaining Bob McDonnell’s Secretary of Health

Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe.

Dr. Bill Hazel was involved in an effort to salvage McDonnell’s reputation after the governor became the focus of national attention for pushing a bill that, as originally written, would have subjected women to forced vaginal probes prior to receiving an abortion in the state.

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Albuquerque Residents to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban Tuesday

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

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Historic Early Voter Turn-Out for Albuquerque 20-Week Abortion Ban Ordinance

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

A record number of Albuquerque residents have cast ballots as election day nears for an ordinance that will decide whether women will continue to have the right to terminate pregnancies after 20 weeks’ gestation in the city. If passed, the ban would effectively cut off access to abortions after 20 weeks in the entire region.

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Former San Diego Mayor Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment and Battery

After being accused of sexual harassment by at least 18 women and being forced to resign, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (above) has pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery.

After being accused of sexual harassment by at least 18 women and being forced to resign, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery charges.

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Bad News for Reproductive Rights: Supreme Court Considers Campaign Finance Reform

On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending money. The question is just how much more?

On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending. The question is just how much more?

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cuccinelli Appeal on Virginia’s Anti-Sodomy Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's crusade to have the state's "crimes against nature" law reinstated.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s crusade to have the state’s “crimes against nature” law reinstated.

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