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TweetRemembering Freedom Summer. A woman died in jail while serving a sentence for her kids’ unpaid school fines. Native victims in Alaskan rural communities lack access to domestic violence shelters. Hillary Clinton’s perspective on same-sex marriage has shifted, as it has for many Americans. “Telling girls to ‘cover up’ just as puberty hits teaches them [...]
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Medicare ban on transgender healthcare overturned!

TweetToday an independent board within the Department of Health and Human Services overturned Medicare’s coverage exclusion for transition-related medical procedures.  Tweet
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FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

TweetGood news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages.  Tweet
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Breaking: Appeals court allows over the counter access to some but not all emergency contraception

TweetThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals today granted the Obama administration a stay on access to one-pill forms of emergency contraception. But the court also ruled that two-pill variants should be available over the counter immediately and without harsh age restrictions. So Judge Korman’s important ruling that EC should be available over the counter should [...]
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Breaking: Obama administration proposes new contraception mandate policy

TweetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just announced the White House’s new proposal to maintain American women’s access to contraception without co-pays while appeasing employers who object to providing such insurance on religious grounds. The new rules would expand what organizations can qualify for the previously-established religious exemption but, like previous [...]
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