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Planned Big Brotherhood: How the GOP Turns Abortion into Millions of Votes Every Election

Planned Big Brotherhood: How the GOP Turns Abortion into Millions of Votes Every Election
Protecting the defenseless unborn can easily be cast as a high moral purpose. The issue arises on the human scale, no complex systems involved. It concerns family relationships, and also involves the consequences of sexual behavior, on which cultural traditions have had much to say. It's the perfect issue to exploit the vote out of millions of Americans.
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The Personhood Movement: A Comprehensive Timeline of an Anti-Abortion Crusade Through the Legal System

The Personhood Movement: A Comprehensive Timeline of an Anti-Abortion Crusade Through the Legal System
What is the personhood movement? And when did this anti-abortion, anti-women and regressive political idea become such a force? A comprehensive timeline.
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Gender Pay Gap Still Not as Big as Space Between Scott Brown's Ears

Scott Brown – the Republican ex-Senator from Massachusetts now running in New Hampshire – stumbled on the campaign trail when asked about the wage gap between genders.
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Anti-Choice Zealots Say Their Own Actions Are Reason Enough to Keep North AL's Lone Clinic Closed

Anti-Choice Zealots Say Their Own Actions Are Reason Enough to Keep North AL's Lone Clinic Closed
Here's your logic: block the sidewalks, bus in scores of children, bellow at passersby through a bullhorn, and assault clinic escorts...and then complain about the "tension and violence" associated with the clinic. That's the noise clamoring out of the anti-choice movement of Huntsville, Alabama, as the zoning board heard their last-ditch effort to keep North Alabama's lone women's clinic from opening a new location.
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Legitimate Rape. Classic Rape. What's Next? Post-Modern Rape?

Legitimate Rape. Classic Rape. What's Next? Post-Modern Rape?
Apparently, "legitimate rape" wasn't enough. Judge Michael Mettyear felt so bad sentencing a convicted rapist to prison that he went out of his way to claim the man was not a "classic rapist" because he simply could not resist having non-consensual sex with a sleeping drunk woman whom he "fancied." Then he went on to some good ol' fashioned victim blaming.
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For Hillary, Presidency is 'Highest, Hardest Glass Ceiling'

For Hillary, Presidency is 'Highest, Hardest Glass Ceiling'
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she knows she has a decision to make about running to become the first female president, and believes "we need to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics."
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4 Pieces of Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors

4 Pieces of Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors
Sexual assault is still a serious problem that must be addressed. While we still have a long way to go in terms of developing substantive solutions to preventing these crimes and tackling the negative stigma associated with sexual assault, elected officials across the country are taking steps forward to provide appropriate protections and care for survivors. Here are four ways elected officials across the country are working to bring justice to sexual assault survivors.
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Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It

Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It
Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap
Today is Equal Pay Day. President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity...
This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F
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In Sign of Improving Women's Civil Rights, Indian Court Sentences Four Men to Life For Textile Mill Gang Rape

In Sign of Improving Women's Civil Rights, Indian Court Sentences Four Men to Life For Textile Mill Gang Rape
An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.
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VIDEO: The Stealth War on Abortion, Explained

VIDEO: The Stealth War on Abortion, Explained
Sam Seder interviews Rolling Stone editor Janet Reitman on the vast amounts of dark money and influence the anti-choice movement has on local elections and governments. The movement has insidiously and successfully infiltrated many statehouses, with legislation denying abortion and limiting women's own health choices the result.
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