reproductive rights

CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader

CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader
The Family Institute of Connecticut – a stridently conservative lobbying group focused on family issues – has fallen on hard time. Their candidates no longer win public office; their views are marginalized. The humiliating defeat of the tea party's Steve Mullins might have been the nail in their coffin.
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AL House Supermajority Passes FOUR MORE Anti-Abortion Bills

AL House Supermajority Passes FOUR MORE Anti-Abortion Bills
Hold on to your lady parts, because Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard and his minions think they're better qualified than you — or your doctor — to determine what happens to them. Four bills passed the Alabama House yesterday, as a group of Knights of Columbus men in full regalia cheered the state's latest assault on women's reproductive rights and, by extension, the state budget.
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Republicans in MS, VA Push Bills Targeting Teen Sexuality

Republicans in MS, VA Push Bills Targeting Teen Sexuality
State legislators in Mississippi and Virginia have introduced bills on emergency contraception and sodomy, respectively, that would challenge existing protections of teenagers’ reproductive health rights.
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Abhor-tion: TX Reproductive Health, Family Planning Clients Down 77 Percent Since 2011

Abhor-tion: TX Reproductive Health, Family Planning Clients Down 77 Percent Since 2011
Documents from the State Health Services Council's most recent meeting reveal that Texas' 2013 budget for reproductive health and family planning has yet again dropped in clients served since 2011. There was a total drop of 77 percent in clients served from 202,968 people in 2011. This year, just 47,322 patients were served, while the cost per patient has continued to increase.
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Medicaid Restrictions Making Abortion a Privilege, Not a Right, for Poor Texas Women

Medicaid Restrictions Making Abortion a Privilege, Not a Right, for Poor Texas Women
Americans are beginning to celebrate a healthier future for our country. Millions of people will receive coverage, no co-pays for preventive care, an end to discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, out-of-pocket expense caps, and much more. But one thing seems to be missing from this incredible list of health benefits: abortion coverage for poor Texans.
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California Takes Two Giant Steps Forward to Protect Reproductive Rights

California Takes Two Giant Steps Forward to Protect Reproductive Rights
Californians are expected to have better access to abortion care now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two new laws, AB 154 and AB 980, allowing more medical professionals to provide first-trimester abortions and allowing abortion facilities to meet the same standards as primary care clinics.
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Louisiana Abortion Law Upheld, Also Sets Dangerous Precedent for Doctors in Miss and Texas

Louisiana Abortion Law Upheld, Also Sets Dangerous Precedent for Doctors in Miss and Texas
Texas isn't the only state attempting to restrict women's access to reproductive health rights. Louisiana did too, and a recent federal court decision shows how the Louisiana law could have implications in Texas and Mississippi, too. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals stopped a challenge to a Louisiana law that treated abortion providers differently from other physicians who don't provide the procedure.
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Dozens Arrested in Peaceful NC Protests Against GOP

Dozens Arrested in Peaceful NC Protests Against GOP
After the Republican-led State Congress has forced through legislation designed to decimate public education, deny/restrict access to health insurance, kneecap labor rights, seize local control from elected municipal governments, restrict women's access to reproductive healthcare, expand firearms permissions, eviscerate oversight boards, permit exploitation of public lands, implement "fracking" and other environmental abuses, and suppress voter rights—the people of North Carolina have finally had enough.
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Court Rules: Lesbians or Not, Children Have Two Parents at Birth

Court Rules: Lesbians or Not, Children Have Two Parents at Birth
Iowa now joins every other state that permits same-sex couples to marry, enter into civil unions, or enter comprehensive domestic partnerships, in issuing birth certificates to children of same-sex couples in a legal relationship on the same terms as to children of married different-sex couples.
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Plan B One-Step...In the Wrong Direction? Women's Rights Groups Say Yes

Plan B One-Step...In the Wrong Direction? Women's Rights Groups Say Yes
The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated and a step backward for women's health.
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