On this day in 1978, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.
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Anti-Choice Groups Seek to Stack State Courts
Stung by the wave of state court cases consolidating marriage equality across the country, conservative groups in many states are now focusing on judicial elections to ensure the array of laws they’ve passed are upheld when challenged in state courts.
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One couple found a creative way to counter-protest pro-lifers
“One Raleigh, N.C., couple—Grayson Haver Currin, a writer for Pitchfork and music editor at Indy Week, and his wife Tina, a copywriter and creative strategist—has been protesting alongside pro-lifers at a clinic in Cary, N.C., every Saturday morning since March. But their signs take a different approach.”
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Anti-Choice Protests Target New Orleans Clinics, Homes, Churches
“In the first few days of planned protests in New Orleans, anti-choice activists have disrupted the community by targeting reproductive health-care clinics, personal residences, and even houses of worship in the hopes of intimidating abortion providers and reproductive rights supporters.”
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Montana Judge Censured for Suggesting Teenage Rape Victim Partly to Blame for Attack
Study: Nearly Half of Texas’ Legal Abortion Providers Have Closed Post-HB 2
“Forty-six percent of Texas’ legal abortion providers have closed since May 2013, according to a new study led by university researchers in Texas, California, and Alabama, that evaluates the impact of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion law passed by Texas lawmakers in July 2013.”
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Stop Calling U.S. Christian Lawmakers the ‘Taliban’
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WHO: Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Consider Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
"Last week, the World Health Organization took a seemingly bold step by suggesting that all men who have sex with men should consider Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means of preventing HIV. "
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Equal Pay Day for African-American Women, By the Numbers
“African-American women only earn 64 cents to every dollar earned by non-Hispanic white men, according to the NWLC analysis; the figure for women overall is 77 cents. That’s based on the average earnings of female and male full-time, year-round workers taken from Census data.
The pay gap for Black women varies based on age and industry. Older Black women have it the hardest—the pay gap is only 82 cents on the dollar for 15-year-old to 24-year-old Black women compared to white men, but the gap widens to 67 cents and 59 cents, respectively, for Black women ages 25-to-44 and 45-to-64.”
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