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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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Jane Doe, The Immigrant Girl Held Hostage By Government Anti-Choicers, Finally Had Her Abortion This Morning

Jane Doe was finally able to procure her abortion this morning, after the Trump administration had refused to release her to a clinic for more than a month. 

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The Trump Administration Is Holding An Immigrant Girl Prisoner Because She Asked For an Abortion

Although an undocumented teenager received state approval to procure an abortion, the Trump administration refuses to release her to the clinic and allow her to exercise her constitutional right. They continue to delay her procedure with court appeals - and she's already 15 weeks pregnant.

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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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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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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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Thousands Marched for Abortion Rights In Ireland, Urging the Government to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

Thousands of Irish people rallied at the March for Choice to demand abortion rights and a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

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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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Yet Another Movie About Underground Abortion Group The Jane Collective Announced, This Time Starring Elisabeth Moss

Coming straight off of her Emmy win for The Handmaid's Tale, Elisabeth Moss (who must have her choice of any number of projects) has signed on to star in Call Jane, about the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation in Chicago, known as the Jane Collective.

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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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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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Interview: Birthright: A War Story Filmmakers Say “The Issue Is Not Abortion” When It Comes to the Erosion of Women’s Rights

I had the chance to speak with Birthright: A War Story's writer/director/co-Executive producer Civia Tamarkin and its co-Executive producer/writer Luchina Fisher about the film, as well as how the implications of the laws discussed go way beyond abortion.

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