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In Alabama, rapists have parental rights


When a young woman came to the Family Services of North Alabama office last year for help with trauma, saying she had been raped by her step-uncle when she was 15, rape crisis advocate Portia Shepherd heard something that “killed ...

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Sniping between Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg foreshadows the abortion fights to come

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is on stage at the Duquesne University School of Law for "An Afternoon with Justice Clarence Thomas U.S. Supreme Court" in the Duquesne Union Ballroom on Tuesday April 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh.     (AP Photo/Tribune Review,Sidney Davis)  PITTSBURGH OUT    MANDATORY CREDIT

Justice Clarence Thomas opened a 20-page concurring opinion, in which he likened not just abortion but also birth control to eugenics, by taking shots at his Supreme Court colleague, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Justice Ginsburg’s dissent from this holding makes little ...

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North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban is unconstitutional, federal judge rules


A decades-old North Carolina law that banned women from having abortions after their 20th week of pregnancy is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. The 1973 law made some allowances for medical concerns, but a 2015 amendment that narrowed those ...

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Analysis: Abortion case provides unexpected quick test for Supreme Court conservatives

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON – Abortion providers in Louisiana have asked the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a state law they say would leave only one doctor eligible to perform the procedure, an unexpectedly quick test on the issue for the ...

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New York state enacts new protections for abortion rights

The New York state Assembly. (AP 2016 File Photo/Hans Pennink)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state enacted one of the nation’s strongest protections for abortion rights Tuesday, a move that state leaders say was needed to safeguard those rights should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. The ...

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Cuomo calls for special session on abortion rights

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged Republican state lawmakers to reconsider their opposition to legislation codifying abortion rights in New York state law. Cuomo says Monday that the GOP-led Senate should immediately reconvene to pass the ...

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US judge orders government to allow abortion access to detained immigrant teens

WASHINGTON – A federal judge issued a nationwide order temporarily preventing the government from blocking access to abortion services and counseling for teens detained in immigration custody, saying current administration policy and practices likely are unconstitutional. The order came in ...

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Trump administration drops appeals in case of immigrant teen seeking abortion

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has formally withdrawn its appeals in a fast-moving case this week involving two undocumented teenagers seeking abortions, clearing the way for the teens to end their pregnancies. Until Tuesday, the case challenging the Trump administration’s ...

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