Ferguson Highlights How State and Local Governments Get So Corrupt

"The fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the shocking police repression in the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are reviving a discussion that has withered in recent years about the balance of power between federal, state, and local governments when those various levels of government approach community unrest in very different ways. It’s important that this discussion continues, as it’s central to some of the biggest issues of our time, including reproductive justice."

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State Officials: Insurers in California Cannot Limit Abortion Coverage

In letters sent Friday to two insurance giants—Anthem Blue Cross and Kaiser Permanente—California officials said that it is against state law for insurers to opt out of comprehensive coverage of abortion, ‘a basic health care service.’”

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Obama Administration Releases New Accommodation Process for Religiously Affiliated Nonprofits

"On Friday, the Obama administration announced new rules for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to complying with the birth control benefit under the Affordable Care Act.”

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California Legislature Votes to Ban Sterilization of Inmates

Legislation banning the sterilization of inmates in California state prisons is awaiting the governor’s signature after gaining overwhelming support from both the state assembly and senate this week.”

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Cincinnati Clinic Will Stop Providing Surgical Abortions This Week

The Cincinnati-area Lebanon Road Surgery Center, also known as Women’s Med, will end its tenure as an abortion provider, beginning on Friday. The clinic decided not to appeal a Hamilton County judge’sruling that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights when it revoked the clinic’s license earlier this year.”

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"The Taco or Beer Challenge couldn’t be simpler: You eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. The only ice you’ll need for this challenge is the ice in your cooler, or maybe the ice in your water if you get a particularly spicy taco." ‪#‎TacoOrBeerChallenge‬
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"The Taco or Beer Challenge couldn’t be simpler: You eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. The only ice you’ll need for this challenge is the ice in your cooler, or maybe the ice in your water if you get a particularly spicy taco." ‪#‎TacoOrBeerChallenge‬

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