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Doctors May Soon Be Legally Able to Refuse to Treat Trans People

The Trump Administration has proposed a revision of the Affordable Care Act that would eliminate anti-discrimination protections for transgender Americans.
Diana Tourjée
17 hours ago
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College Republicans Are Trying to Block Abortion Access on Campus

Protests erupted at the University of Chicago this week over a fund that students can use to pay for abortions.
Marie Solis
18 hours ago
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Eight States Will Immediately Ban Abortion If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned [Updated]

"Trigger laws" used to be rare—but in the last few months alone, they've doubled in number.
Marie Solis
19 hours ago
LGBTQ

The US Government Says Homeless Shelters Should Be Allowed to Ban Trans People

The new rule would allow shelters to deny a population more than twice as likely to be homeless.
Diana Tourjée
2 days ago
Health

My Brother Raped Me and My Anti-Abortion State Senator Didn't Care

"I thought maybe I’d gotten through to him—maybe he would vote for an amendment adding exceptions for rape and incest to Ohio's abortion bill. He voted no."
Anonymous
2 days ago
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Two Editors on How to Make an Abortion Ban Funny

The cofounders of satire site Reductress talk about how they're capturing people's collective rage.
Marie Solis
4 days ago
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Opinion: The U.S. Is About to Decide if LGBTQ People Truly Count as Citizens

In an exclusive op-ed, Congressman Joe Kennedy III explains why LGBTQ Americans need the Equality Act to pass.
Joseph Kennedy III
5.16.19
Health

Reminder: Abortion Is Still Legal in Alabama

What the extreme legislation means for abortion rights in the state—and for Roe v. Wade.
Marie Solis
5.15.19
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Abortion Bans Don’t Need to Go Into Effect to Cause Harm

Bans in Georgia and Ohio are unlikely to be enforced, but people are already confused about whether they can access abortion care there.
Marie Solis
5.10.19
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The Cruel Genius of Georgia's Abortion Ban

The six-week ban hides a personhood law within it—which means people could be prosecuted and sentenced to prison for miscarriages and even legal abortions obtained in another state.
Susan Rinkunas
5.8.19
Health

Why We Should Stop Using the Phrase 'Women's Health'

It ignores all the other people—with or without a uterus—who have reproductive health needs.
Meera Shah, MD
3.5.19
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After 46 Years, New York State Is Giving Women the Abortion Protections of Roe v. Wade

New York's outdated abortion laws got an update on the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case.
Susan Rinkunas
1.22.19
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