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Video: Iowa Lawmaker Defends Idea of 7-Year-Old Rape Victim Being Forced to Give Birth

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ABC-affiliated Iowa television station WOI-DT posted the shocking exchange of Democratic state Rep. Mary Mascher (Iowa City) questioning Republican state Rep. Shannon Lundgren (Peosta) over the lack of a rape exception in an extreme anti-choice piece of legislation commonly known as a heartbeat ban. This follows on the heels of the Iowa Senate passing what amounts to a […]

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Let Her Learn: A Toolkit for Fighting Racial Bias in School

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Girls of color are suspended from school more often than white girls despite committing the same minor offenses. To combat racial discrimination young girls often face, the National Women’s Law Center created the Let Her Learn toolkit, which helps users determine whether a school is treating its students fairly and without bias.

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Samantha Bee Slams Catholic Hospitals for Refusing to Provide Life-Saving Medical Care

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Full Frontal host Samantha Bee detailed all the ways Catholic hospitals are denying pregnant patients life-saving medical care in a segment that aired Monday night. Catholic hospitals, which are the largest nonprofit health-care providers in the country, follow “Ethical and Religious Directives” requiring physicians to refuse patients contraception, sterilizations, and abortion care even in cases of life endangerment.

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‘It’s Not a Competition, It’s a Personal Choice’: Kids and Teens Learn About Sex Through AMAZE

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AMAZE, a new collaboration among Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health, works to make appropriate and compelling sex education for 10-to-14-year-old kids and teens. In the video “When Will I be Ready? When Should I Have Sex?” high school students talk to each other about whether they’re ready for sex and what they should do to keep themselves safe.

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Black Lives Matter Organizer Charged With ‘Lynching’: Advocates Say ‘Our Freedom Is Bound Up With Her Freedom’

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Black Lives Matter organizer Jasmine Richards was arrested and charged with “felony lynching” last year when she attempted to prevent police from arresting a Black woman during a peace march in Pasadena, California. Richards’ lawyer, Nana Gyamfi, and fellow Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah speak on Democracy Now! about Richards’ case; her sentencing is […]

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Pro-Choice College Students Call for Abortion Positivity

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Throughout the month of April, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity and All* Above All are touring the country to lift up the message that abortion access is a social good. “We don’t believe abortion is a bad word, and we know that youth everywhere are ready and willing to proactively support EVERY healthcare option available,” URGE’s website reads. “By […]

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