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Court rules for Texas in Planned Parenthood defunding case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/21/19, 11:21 am

A federal appeals court last week lifted a lower court ban that prohibited Texas from cutting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. U.S.

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Trump contraceptive rules blocked nationwide

by Kiley Crossland & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/14/19, 05:35 pm

UPDATE: A federal judge in Philadelphia issued a nationwide injunction Monday against new Trump administration rules that would have allowed employers with moral or religious objections to birth control and abortifacient drugs to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to provide coverage for the drugs for free to their employees. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone said the exemptions could harm women who might lose coverage and states that would have to pick up the costs.

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Lead us not into frustration

Compassion | Caravan activist group accused of adding to the misery of migrants
by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 1/09/19, 02:19 pm

As Christmas approached, Guatemala City resident Adelaida Gonzalez, 37, was one of 8,500 migrants waiting at the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico. Gonzalez and her 15-year-old son were part of the latest migrant caravan, but she now regrets not staying in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and taking the work government authorities offered there: “We were never told along the way that it would be this hard.”

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