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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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5 Meaningful Ways to Fight for Reproductive Rights in 2018

By the end of 2017, many had declared it the year of women. It was, after all, the year of Wonder Woman, record-breaking numbers of women running for office, and, of course, #MeToo exposing a nation plagued by sexual injustice across every industry. And now, 2018 must be a year of change, transformation and above all, civic participation from everyone to make the world a better place for women.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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