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Arkansas Judge Temporarily Blocks State’s 12-Week Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked the state's extreme law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it proceeds.

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked the state’s extreme law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it proceeds.

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Arguments Moving Forward in Challenge to Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban

Scales of justice and gavel on book

A federal judge rejected arguments by the state of Arkansas that a lawsuit challenging its 12-week abortion ban should be dismissed.

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Introduced in Both House and Senate

Democrats introduced a bill designed to remedy pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Will any Republicans support it?

Democrats introduced a bill designed to remedy pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Will any Republicans support it?

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Science In, Science Out: Texas Lawmakers Hear Two Very Different Abortion Bills

TX state capitol building

One bill would remove language connecting breast cancer to abortion in the state-issued pre-abortion booklet. The other would ban abortions performed after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

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The 83rd Texas Legislature: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

What does the 83rd Texas Legislature hold for the future reproductive and sexual health of the state's residents?

What does the 83rd Texas Legislature hold for the future reproductive and sexual health of the state’s residents?

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Legal Wrap: Marriage Equality, Contraception, and the NRA Teaming Up With Anti-Abortion Groups

Sacramento, California, November 22, 2008: Protest against the passage of Proposition 8.

While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.

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With a Common Link of Violence, Anti-Choice Lobby Joins With NRA to Block Caitlin Halligan

A ruling Friday finds conversations between Angel Dillard and Scott Roeder are confidential because Dillard was acting as a minister to Roeder in prison.

The failed nomination of Caitlin Halligan brought to attention the shared interests between anti-choice groups and the NRA.

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Legal Wrap: Steubenville Rape Culture and Corporations as ‘Vessels’ of Faith

Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.

Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.

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Progressive Religious Leaders Seek to Shift the Conversation on Contraception and Abortion in Texas

Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis, a Unitarian Universalist minister from Houston, leads Texas clergy members in a prayer for increased access to contraception at the Texas state capitol.

Last week, clergy from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol building in Austin to show their support for access to contraception. Clad in collars, stoles and other religious garb, they stood in the outdoor rotunda to call, publicly, for legislators to stop their ongoing¬†attacks¬†on Texans’ freedom to choose when and whether to have children.

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Texas GOP Considers Turning State Into Tax Dodge Over Contraception Mandate

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A new law would give employers a tax break for ignoring federal law.

 

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