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Obamacare Mandate Puts Uninsured Rate at All-Time Low

The percentage of Americans without health insurance has decreased dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, according to new polling by Gallup.

The percentage of Americans without health insurance has decreased dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, according to new polling by Gallup.

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No, Asking for Corporate Accountability or Subway Courtesy Is Not ‘Slut-Shaming’

Twice this week, conservatives have tried to draw false equivalences between slut-shaming and shaming behavior that causes actual harm. Here's why slut-shaming is wrong, but asking for accountability or courtesy is not wrong.

Twice this week, conservatives have tried to draw false equivalences between slut-shaming and discouraging behavior that causes actual harm. Here’s why slut-shaming is wrong, but asking for corporate transparency or public transit etiquette is not.

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Texas Latinas Protest at Fifth Circuit Court [Video]

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RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes interviews reproductive justice activists from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley who traveled to New Orleans this week to witness the proceedings at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.

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Fifth Circuit Panel Peppers Attorneys With Tough Questions on Texas Abortion Law

At stake is the question of whether Texas' remaining legal abortion clinics—16 currently operate in the state, down from 41 a little more than 18 months ago—will be allowed to stay open without making costly renovations or leasing new facilities to comply with hospital-like standards imposed by state lawmakers in 2013.

At stake is the question of whether Texas’ remaining legal abortion clinics—16 currently operate in the state, down from 41 a little more than 18 months ago—will be allowed to stay open without making costly renovations or leasing new facilities to comply with hospital-like standards imposed by state lawmakers in 2013.

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House GOP Kicks Off New Session With 20-Week Abortion Ban Proposal

Anti-choice groups have aggressively lobbied Congress to move this and other bills restricting reproductive freedom, and lawmakers like Trent Franks and Marsha Blackburn have proved happy to oblige.

Anti-choice groups have aggressively lobbied Congress to move this and other bills restricting reproductive freedom, and lawmakers like Trent Franks and Marsha Blackburn have proved happy to oblige.

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Report: 113th Congress Put Up Historic Fights for Reproductive Rights

Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.

Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.

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Fifth Circuit Hears Marriage Equality Arguments as Supreme Court Considers Stepping In

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.

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Maine’s Republican Governor Spent $53,000 to Remove Young Adults From Medicaid Rolls

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.

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Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law Heads to Fifth Circuit Court

Texas' omnibus anti-abortion access law, which in part requires abortion providers to operate as mini-hospitals, will return to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week.

Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion access law, which in part requires abortion providers to operate as mini-hospitals, will return to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week.

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New Jersey Supreme Court: Methadone Treatment While Pregnant Not Child Abuse

The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.

The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.

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