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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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Arizona Seems to Think Abortion Is the Same as Giving Birth. (It’s Not.)

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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We Took Two Steps Forward and Too Many Steps Back on Abortion Rights This Week

(Any steps back are too many.)

This past week has been a pretty hectic one in the sphere of American politics, but since Donald Trump was elected—nay, launched his presidential campaign in 2015—when hasn’t it been? The Department of Justice is busy investigating racism against white college applicants; Ivanka Trump is pissed people actually expect her to do things ever since that time she, you know, identified herself as a feminist activist; and Rosie O’Donnell is calling for women to form our own political party.

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Anti-Choice Pregnancy Center Must Post “This Is Not a Health Facility” Signs & More From the Week in Reproductive Justice

Oh, what a week it’s been in states across the country. Amidst a national health care battle to keep Planned Parenthood funded and not throw more than 20 million Americans off health care, as well as shocking discrimination toward the LGBTQ community from the Trump administration, all kinds of legislation good and bad soared through state legislatures. In one case, a federal judge even intervened.

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Tech Meets Abortion Access With the Help of the D.C. Abortion Fund and Abortion Access Hackathon

You might not typically associate engineering and tech with reproductive justice, but Jenn Rudiger at the D.C. Abortion Fund says that’s the most inspiring part of it all.

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This Week Really Showed How the Anti-Abortion Debate Is About Power and Control

Since the dawn of time, it’s always been abundantly clear that, at the heart of conservative opposition to abortion rights, is conservative opposition to women having sex without the purpose of having children. But if events this week have taught us anything, it’s that the debate is also fundamentally rooted in power and control.

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The Week in Reproductive Justice: Turns out That When You Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Abortion Rates Go Up

Who could have guessed, except everyone.

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: Sexist Dress Codes and Anti-Abortion License Plates

Welcome to “The Week in Reproductive Justice,” a column that will run— you guessed it!—weekly at The Mary Sue, and offer an incisive roundup of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with our bodies.

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Sandra Fluke Pens Scathing Open Letter to Trump About Birth Control: You’re ‘Radicalizing Religious Liberty’

"Exactly what religion would a publicly traded corporation like Bank of America or Coca-Cola or General Electric have? The religion of the majority of shareholders? Its CEO? Its board? What if an employee takes a job at an agnostic telecommunications firm, but then new leadership is hired and the company announces it has a new religion affecting health care coverage for all employees?"

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