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Twelve More Lawsuits, Still No Case

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This week, 12 new lawsuits were filed challenging the contraceptive coverage rule, doubling those already in play. The lawsuits have made a splash by virtue of their number, but when you take a moment to actually look at them, there’s nothing to see. The rule is constitutional, it violates no federal law, and it’s incredibly important for women.

Really, Mr. President?

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President Obama's statement on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade includes many important sentiments. But, to me, it is most striking for what it fails to say: nowhere does the statement mention the word "abortion."

Walgreens Continues Gender Discrimination at the Pharmacy

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Couples who work together to make healthy decisions about contraception should be supported. So why is it that local Walgreens in Texas have repeatedly refused to sell contraception to men, despite corporate headquarters policy and federal guidelines to the contrary?

The Obama Administration Takes A Page From Stupak’s Playbook

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Last week, the Obama administration resurrected the Stupak amendment in the high-risk pools. For 3 1/2 years, women in these pools will not be able to buy a comprehensive policy that covers abortion even though they will be contributing large amounts of their own money to the premium.

It Takes Two to Tango

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Male Walgreen's customers who tried to buy the morning-after pill for their female partners were turned away at stores in Texas and Mississippi. After the ACLU sent letters about complaints by these customers, Walgreen's changed its policy.

A Pregnant Woman is Not a Meth Lab

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In the past four years, more than 20 women in Alabama have been prosecuted for no other reason than that they tried to continue their pregnancies while struggling with addiction. 

Clarification On Facts vs. Fiction

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On June 10 we posted a diary called “Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban.” In this piece, we were responding to misinformation about efforts by the Senate Armed Services Committee that we strongly support to remove the ban on private funding for abortions on military bases.  It looks like we have a little more misinformation to respond to.

Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban

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The Washington Times has published misleading stories about the Senate Armed Services Committee's recent move to repeal the ban on private funding for abortions on military bases. Here's the truth.

Remembering Dr. Tiller

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There is one reason that compels me to not only be an activist — but to live my values through my life’s work formerly at Planned Parenthood and now at the ACLU. That reason is Dr. George Tiller.

Religious Liberty and Women’s Health

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We all may not agree about abortion, but we can agree that hospitals that serve the general public should not be permitted, under any circumstances, to violate federal law and deny a pregnant woman life-saving care.

Illinois Teens: Can’t Win for Losing

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When faced with a pregnancy, most teens talk to a parent. But not all homes are safe homes, and not all parents are good parents; some are abusive or violent and would threaten their daughter's health and safety if she told them she was pregnant.

We’ll be Watching You, Sheriff Arpaio

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After six years of protracted litigation, women in Maricopa County Jail — you know, the one run by the infamous Sherriff Joe Arpaio — have finally (hopefully) secured their constitutional right to obtain an abortion.

Reflections on a Decade of Reproductive Freedom

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This week, we mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that significantly expanded the ability of women across the country to decide whether and when to become a parent.

“There Are No Coat Hangers in Iraq”

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More than 200,000 women currently serve in the armed forces. The current health care legislation being debated will further limit their access to abortion and reproductive health services while they serve.

Get on the Bus

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Louise Melling, Director of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project, shares her thoughts about yesterday's Stop Stupak lobby day.

Restore Reproductive Health Care in Kentucky

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After a hospital merger, women in northern Kentucky no longer had access to birth control counseling and services, IUD insertion, infertility procedures, and tubal ligations.

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