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Notre Dame Students and Faculty Will Get To Keep Their Birth Control

Last month, the Trump administration removed the requirement for employees and other institutions to provide birth control through their health insurance plans if they had religious or moral objects to it. As a result, religious institutions like Notre Dame University decided to take advantage of that.

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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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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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Things We Saw Today: Why Yes, Gal Gadot IS Just Like Wonder Woman In Real Life

Gal Gadot is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend and we are very excited.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arkansas Wants You to Ask Your Rapist’s Permission Before You Can Get An Abortion

According to Arkansas bill H.B. 1566, known as the Tissue Disposal Mandate, it is now illegal for a woman to have an abortion without informing the man who impregnated her.

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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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Shonda Rhimes’ Speech at Planned Parenthood Gala Will Inspire You to Fight at Full Speed

"So … we work. I will do my part. I will do champion-y things. As hard as I can. I will CONSCIOUSLY make an effort to do champion-y things. Because what I did before, that was me at half-speed. Me at full speed? Get out of the way, please."

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Lawsuit Claims Fox News Took a Reporter Off-Air Because Writing About Her Infertility “Detracted From Her Sex Appeal”

Diana Falzone, who hosted Fox411 and other Fox News shows, has just filed a lawsuit against the network on the basis of gender and disability discrimination. Why? Because Fox News doesn't find endometriosis sexy.

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Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly Shows That More Information Makes People More Pro-Choice

After hours of testimony on the topic of abortion, Ireland's Citizens' Assembly voted to remove most restrictions on abortion.

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Don’t Cry for Tomi Lahren, Who Is Reportedly Banned From Her Show Forever

Boo-fricken-hoo.

We covered vicious conservative attack dog Tomi Lahren's suspension from her show on TheBlaze, and now our sister site Mediaite is reporting that insiders say Lahren has been barred for good. Good.

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