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The Parent Gap: Many Challengers of Birth Control Benefit Don’t Offer Parental Leave Either

Many of the employers suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive benefit, including Wheaton College in Illinois, fail to offer employees robust parental leave coverage, an analysis by RH Reality Check shows.

Many of the employers suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive benefit, including Wheaton College in Illinois, fail to offer employees robust parental leave coverage, an analysis by RH Reality Check shows.

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Seattle City Council: Remove Bans on Federal Abortion Funding (Updated)

The City of Seattle, Washington, this week introduced a resolution calling for the full repeal of all federal bans on public funding for abortion.

The City of Seattle, Washington, last week introduced a resolution calling for the full repeal of all federal bans on public funding for abortion.

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Former DOJ Official: Ferguson Investigation Will Probe ‘Pattern of Violations’ by Police

Former Justice Department official Samuel Bagenstos tells RH Reality Check that the high-profile investigation will look at whether Ferguson police have engaged in a "pattern or practice" of discriminatory conduct.

Former Justice Department official Samuel Bagenstos tells RH Reality Check that the high-profile investigation will look at whether Ferguson police have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of discriminatory conduct.

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Milwaukee Effort to Reduce Infant Mortality Loses Federal Funding

The Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project had been funded through a federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy Start Initiative.

The Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project had been funded through a federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy Start Initiative, which aims to reduce the nation’s infant mortality rate, in part through funding community-based programs.

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Police Brutality and Accountability: When Liberals Forget to Check Their Biases

Stated simply, most Americans have an irrational belief that Black men are dangerous, and this bias is especially prevalent among white Americans, including most white liberals and progressives.

Stated simply, most Americans have an irrational belief that Black men are dangerous, and this bias is especially prevalent among white Americans, including most white liberals and progressives.

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The Violence Happening in Ferguson Is More Than Physical

A man holds his hands up after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer who shot Michael Brown last month.

Many people assume that the term “violence” only refers to physically painful encounters. But I want to explore what multiple forms of violence—physical, emotional, bureaucratic, and spiritual—do to a group of people when they simultaneously converge on a community.

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Why Are Alameda County Jails Forcing Women to Take Pregnancy Tests?

No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It’s a practice that isn’t shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

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Abortion Provider Expands to New Mexico in Response to Texas Anti-Abortion Law

The Whole Woman's Health clinic in McAllen, Texas, which recently reopened, bringing legal abortion care back to the Rio Grande Valley.

As a lawsuit challenging Texas’ highly restrictive abortion access law winds its way through the federal court system, one Texas abortion provider announced Wednesday that she would expand services into neighboring New Mexico.

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Fundamentalists Ramp Up Attacks on Human Rights Group in El Salvador

The fundamentalists “want to silence us, but it is not working," said Morena Herrera, president of the group leading the "Freedom for the 17" campaign, which seeks to free from prison 17 women unjustly incarcerated on abortion-related charges, in an interview with RH Reality Check.

The fundamentalists “want to silence us, but it is not working,” said Morena Herrera, president of the group leading the “Freedom for the 17″ campaign, which seeks to free from prison 17 women unjustly incarcerated on abortion-related charges, in an interview with RH Reality Check.

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Riots and Research: What a 1968 Report on Urban Unrest Has to Do With Ferguson

Footage from the 1967 Newark riots.

More than 40 years later, the Kerner Report proves to be prescient in its observations about unchecked police power, problematic in its embrace of notions of Black pathology, and simultaneously hard and soft on white racism.

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