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GOP Adds Fetus Rights to Tax Bill So We Can MAGA, or Something?

Don’t be fooled into thinking abortion doesn’t matter in the Senate race in Alabama. States have become the predominant battleground for abortion and family planning access, but Congress has recently taken on 20-week and six-week abortion bans, and this week, the GOP’s tax bill—including bizarre rights for fetuses—passed the House.

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Joe Biden’s Likely Presidential Bid Raises Women’s Rights Questions

Beneath the former veep’s cuddly and progressive exterior, there’s room for criticism in terms of what, exactly, his presidential bid would mean for women’s rights.

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“My Body, My Life” Exhibition Confronts the Often Overlooked Realities of Abortion

Last week, Buzzfeed reported on a new, Oxford-based exhibition, “My Body My Life,” that does what lawmakers across the world consistently refuse to do: let women who have had abortions share their voices about the issues. The exhibition features shirts telling the stories of women who have had the procedure, including biting lines like, “I didn’t want an abortion. I needed one,” “This is a health issue,” and “I want to be happy when I find out I’m pregnant."

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It’s Dangerous How Far Right the “Moderate” Position on Abortion Has Been Pulled

As the right wing moves further and further towards the far right, the perceived center or "moderate" position keeps moving with it, and that's bad for everyone.

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Police Argue Woman’s “Provocative Selfies” Disprove Her Rape Claims Against Them

According to a report published in the New York Post last week, two New York police officers who allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman while she was in custody are disputing the her claims by citing her “provocative selfies,” recreational drug use, and rap career. Put simply, there’s so much wrong with this that I’m unsure where, exactly, to begin.

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Shocker: Study Found Most Men, Republicans Think Gender Equality Has Come Far Enough—Some Even Too Far

Following the loss of the first female presidential nominee from a major political party to an incompetent businessman recorded uttering the words, “grab ‘em by the p-ssy,” we all had questions—namely, what happened? And while Hillary Clinton’s memoir offers some answers, a new Pew Research study published last week has some, too.

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The Trump Administration Chose a Pregnant, Undocumented Minor as the Latest Target of Its Bullying

So, let’s see—the past month has seen the president of the United States repeal a policy that ensured millions of women’s access to free or affordable birth control, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement actively deny an undocumented minor access to abortion, and of course, thousands of people take to the internet to share heartbreaking tales of sexual abuse.

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How Bernie Sanders Helped Turn the Democratic Party Against Women

On Saturday, the organizers of the Women’s March issued a statement apologizing for the “hurt and confusion” caused by their announcement that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would headline the upcoming Women’s Convention.

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Trump’s Health and Human Services Department Says That Life Begins at Conception

America’s levels of respect for women have seriously been called into question over the past week, following reports that shocking Hollywood sexual harassment and assault scandals had been swept under the rug for years, and dozens of brilliant women being overlooked to headline the Women’s Convention.

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Stop Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Harvey Weinstein—Republicans Are the Ones Who Don’t Trust Women

Clinton’s response follows days of aggressively snide comments from the right, who have rallied behind Donald Trump, Jr. — suddenly a proponent of the “liberal,” “fake news” Times now that it’s published a report that can be used against Democrats — to call out the “hypocrisy” of any and every left-leaning celebrity who’s ever made a comment on politics if they have yet to formally challenge Weinstein to a duel.

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Trump Just Took Away Birth Control from Millions to Punish Sexually Active Teens

Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies!

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Anti-Abortion GOP Rep., Exposed for Pressuring Mistress to Have Abortion, Retires

Wrapping up a tale dripping with all the irony of a literary masterpiece, GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of the House Pro-life caucus announced his retirement on Wednesday after a report that he pressured his mistress to have an abortion was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The report included a couple of text messages between Murphy and Shannon Edwards, the Pittsburgh-based forensic psychologist with whom Murphy admitted earlier this year to having an affair.

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And Now, the Latest in Terrible Sexism From the Trump Administration

"The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"

Funny that the statement from Trump’s White House should bring what “America’s children deserve” into the fold considering how just last week, Congress threw 9 million American children under the bus by allowing the Children’s Health Insurance Program to expire, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg in terms of all that’s awful and fucked up about the bill.

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The Republican Tax Reform Push Could Attack Reproductive Rights

Surprise, surprise.

Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies!

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California Bill Would Prevent Companies From Firing Women for Using Birth Control

Yes, this is a real thing that we still need to worry about. In 2017.

Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies!

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The Week in Reproductive Justice: Ohio State Lawmakers Want Abortion to Be “Aggravated Murder”

Ohio state lawmakers want abortion to be “aggravated murder," Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill would cover abortion services for all women, and more!

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Texas Abortion Provider Offers Cost-Free Abortion Services to Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies!

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National Review Says Pro-Choice People Should Disavow “Forced Abortions,” Doesn’t Realize What “Pro-Choice” Means

It’s been a chaotic week rife with tragedy and heroism in Houston, rendering it difficult to pay attention to much else. But in other news, this week really highlighted the realities and struggles faced by women in the workplace.

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Anti-Choice Laws Are Decimating Clinics That Provide Abortions

Last week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee equated abortion clinics to Confederate monuments, suggesting people have as much right to take down Confederate statues as anti-choice extremists do clinics.

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Oh, Great. Texas Just Passed an Awful “Rape Insurance” Law.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched frightening Texas legislation move from the state House, to the state Senate, to the desk of the state’s radical anti-choice governor, who on Tuesday signed off on it. The bill will ban private insurance coverage of abortion for women even in cases of rape, unless women buy a supplement plan in advance, earning the bill the beloved colloquial title “rape insurance.”

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