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Constitutional Storm Clouds Form Over Texas Clinic Closures

The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit doesn't look good.

The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, especially as it relates to the current clinic closure crisis in Texas, doesn’t look good.

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Will Democrats Sacrifice the Nina Pillard Nomination to ‘Save’ the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals?

Nina Pillard, in an interview with the American Constitution Society.

Republicans double-down on threats to filibuster President Obama’s judicial nominees. Will Senate Democrats fight back?

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Koch Bros. Give Millions to Anti-Choice Efforts in the States

The billionaire Koch brothers like to pretend they have no interest in opposing abortion, contraception or LGBTQ rights. So why did their secret organization give millions to a lobbying group that does?

The billionaire Koch brothers like to pretend they have no interest in opposing abortion, contraception, or LGBTQ rights. So why did their secret organization give millions to a lobbying group that does?

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Repro Wrap: Reproductive Rights a Key Issue in Some Upcoming Elections

Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.

Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.

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In Wisconsin, GOP Lawmakers Weigh How Much to Emphasize Abortion

Will election concerns have the Wisconsin governor becoming more cautious about abortion restrictions?

While the current political environment in Wisconsin favors GOP lawmakers devoted to the anti-choice agenda, politicians hoping to appeal to a wider audience may need to reconsider how to gain the support of voters both inside and outside their base, while balancing the need for support from the major anti-choice action groups.

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Report Surveys Abortion Restriction Landscape One Year After Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Although his "legitimate rape" comment may have cost Todd Akin an election, it hasn't stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

A new report from the National Women’s Law Center shows that although Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment may have cost him an election, it hasn’t stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

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Women, Get Under the Bus! Marco Rubio to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (above) has a problem -- especially if he wants to run for president in 2016.

In an apparent attempt to make amends with right-wing kingmakers for his support of immigration reform, the Senator is jumping into the “war on women.”

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Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess (above), is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

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On Day Two, Right-Wing Confab Turns Up Heat on Abortion Issue

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition's national conference, Ralph Reed lauded Phyllis Schlafly for defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, and Schlafly took credit for turning the GOP against abortion.

On day two of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, evangelical leaders clashed on abortion and economic policy. But opposing abortion was deemed a winning issue by movement elders like Phyllis Schlafly and young activists alike.

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Rand Paul Readies Himself for 2016 With ‘Life at Conception Act’

Rand Paul

Rand Paul, you’ve just won a CPAC straw poll! What will you do next? “I’m banning abortion and some forms of birth control!”

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