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S. Carolina Prods Supreme Court With Extreme Abortion Ban That Would Affect Birth Control, Fertility Treatments, & Rape Survivors

On Tuesday, a South Carolina state Senate panel voted 12-9 to pass the Personhood Act, a bill that would effectively ban abortion, birth control, and fertility treatment, to the Senate for a vote.

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Trump Aims to Punish Sexually Active Teens in His Budget Proposal

And adults, tbh.

Often, it seems this administration goes out of its way just to hurt women and attack their ability and rights to safety, autonomy, and economic enfranchisement. And this week was no exception. The president released a budget proposal for 2019, and among the many groups it would negatively impact if enacted, such as low-income families, people with disabilities, children and others, the proposal is also shocking in its cruelty toward women.

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Trump White House’s Misogyny No Coincidence as Attacks on Abortion Rights Intensify

Ignoring allegations of sexual violence toward women has become run of the mill for this administration, which is pretty much in line with its actual policies and those of its political party, too. Ultimately, violence against women comes in more forms than assault and domestic abuse; it also includes reproductive coercion, and the White House and Republicans across the country have been not only complicit but aggressive in attacks on basic freedoms for women.

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Trump Administration Official Talked About Forcing “Abortion Reversal” for Undocumented Minor

ORR head Scott Lloyd, a fervent abortion rights opponent, talked to his staff about the possibility of an "abortion reversal" for one immigrant teen who terminated her pregnancy through medication abortion.

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California University Students Gain On-Campus Access to Abortion Pill

This week we celebrated the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the supreme court decision that granted women the right to have an abortion, which has been under attack almost since the second the decision was announced. Yet despite that, pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood and others have been pushing to allow women to have access to their legal rights.

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“March for Life” Set to Ignore How Their Ideology Costs Lives Again This Year

Last week, President Trump formally endorsed the 45th annual March for Life, pledging to give a live address from the Rose Garden on Friday, the day of the march. According to The Guardian, even though Trump is hardly the first anti-choice president we’ve ever had, such an emphatic endorsement is rare from the White House.

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New Federal Rule Would Protect Transphobe and Anti-Choice Doctors Who Want to Deny Patients Care

According to a recent report in Politico, the Trump administration is getting ready to "overhaul the HHS civil rights office" in order to offer stronger protections for healthcare workers who don't want to perform abortions, help transgender patients to transition, or offer other services they're morally or religiously opposed to.

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Unsurprisingly, Immigrant Women Are Suffering in Trump’s America

Put simply, Trump is a president unconcerned with the lives of the diverse Americans he serves.

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Trump Team Mixing Up Birth Control and Abortion in a Letter to a Citizen Sums Up Their Entire Stance on Women’s Health

The ignorance pervades every level of the administration.

Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood had to explain the difference between birth control and abortion to the president of the United States in a video shared on Twitter on Tuesday. The video explainer was prompted by the president opting to respond to a letter he received, about the contraceptive mandate, with a letter thanking the woman for writing to him about abortion.

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British Columbia Is Allowing Free Access to the Abortion Pill

British Columbia's health ministry put out a press release announcing that they will be offering free abortion pill coverage for those with a valid prescription at BC pharmacies beginning January 15.

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“Science Fiction” Is Not an Excuse for Black Mirror Dangerously Conflating the Abortion Pill and Emergency Contraception

Many are unhappy with a plot point in the episode "Arkangel" that viewers are saying portrays birth control in an irresponsible way.

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Lawmakers Continue to Play Politics With Women’s Bodies

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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Middle Ground: A Youtube Series Trying to Bridge The Gap

One of the most stressful things about holiday get-togethers is just how angry it can be. I know from a lot of my friends who do not live locally that they often angst about returning home because home isn't just eggnog and holiday ham, it's dealing with polarizing political viewpoints.

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Judge Rules Immigrant Teens Must Get Abortion Access “Promptly and Without Delay”

Back in October an immigrant teen known as Jane Doe was allowed to get an abortion after more than a month of being held up by the Trump administration's policy which refused to facilitate it. Politico is now reporting about two other teens who are being used as pawns in a legal battle about undocumented minors being able to get abortions while they are in federal custody.

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The Justice League We Deserve Is Here to Fight “The Creepriarchy”

Lady Parts Justice League, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," advocates for reproductive rights and gender equality with a side of unapologetic badassery.

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Hero Judge Strikes Down Texas Ban on Safe Abortion Procedure

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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“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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Now the DOJ Is Coming After the Lawyers Who Defended Jane Doe’s Right to an Abortion

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a petition to the Supreme Court arguing that the case of Jane Doe, an undocumented teen who sued for her constitutional right to an abortion, "should not be left on the books for use by...other plaintiffs" because the ACLU lawyers representing her "misled the United States."

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Congress Has Scheduled a Hearing on the “Heartbeat Protection Act,” Which Would Ban Abortion After 6 Weeks

A subcommittee in the House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing on H.R. 490, a national version of the anti-choice "heartbeat bill" which would ban abortion before most women even know they're pregnant.

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Ontario to Make It Illegal to Protest Outside of Abortion Clinics

One of the hardest parts about trying to get an abortion are the protesters that can line up outside of clinics spouting cruel words and lies at women while trying to stop them from doing something legal. The choice to have an abortion is already a difficult one without seeing graphic pictures of fetuses and being told you're going to burn in hell. Thankfully, the province of Ontario will be changing this.

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