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Congress’ ‘Schoolyard Bullies’ Take Aim at D.C. Women

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) compared Congress members who banned the use of local funds for poor women's abortions to "schoolyard bullies."

Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.

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Supreme Court Won’t Step Into Planned Parenthood Funding Fray—for Now

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

A decision to let stand a federal appeals court ruling that Indiana can’t defund Planned Parenthood is good news, but it isn’t necessarily a signal from the Roberts court that the issue is over.

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Texas Republicans Don’t Act on Threats Against Repro Rights, and That’s Called Harmony?

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Texas Republicans have promised not to further decimate women’s health care in the state, and it’s being hailed as a compromise. I think it’s more like a hostage situation.

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Four Right-Wing Lawmakers Exploiting the Gosnell Case to Pass Anti-Choice Laws

(From right) Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Fred Upton (R-MI).

When the Gosnell case went to trial, right-wing activists saw their moment at hand, and got busy. Right-wing members of Congress got the message.

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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

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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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