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It has been 44 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade  on January 22, 1973, which recognized that the constitutional rights to privacy and liberty protect a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion. The landmark decision greatly impacted reproductive rights, ensuring women could assert autonomy over their bodies through healthcare decisions. The legacy that Roe v. Wade leads is one of positive change: the right to make personal decisions – especially those about reproductive health – is essential...

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Tell your Senators: Oppose Jeff Sessions' Nomination

When President-elect Trump nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next U.S. Attorney General, we carefully examined the Senator’s long record in public life. As the nation’s top law enforcement officer, the Attorney General wields great influence over many policy areas of key importance to the Reform Movement, including civil rights, religious freedom, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality and immigration.

In a statement in advance of this week’s confirmation hearings,...

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Many significant advancements for LGBTQ equality have been made in the past few years, from all three branches of government. To name just three: the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in 2015; President Obama’s executive order protecting LGBTQ federal contract workers from discrimination in employment; and Congress adopted the...

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New laws around the country are restricting access to abortion and a woman’s autonomy to make decisions regarding her life and health. In particular, Ohio, Florida and Texas have recently passed laws that affect a woman’s access to abortion services.

Last month, Governor John Kasich of Ohio signed a ban on abortions after the 20-week mark. Only about 1% of abortions happen at the 20-week mark, an arbitrary point in gestation...

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Cold weather has sunk in for many of us as winter is now in full swing. For some of us, this means having to don heavy coats and scarves, and wearing boots to trudge through the snow. The daily annoyance of winter is a concern for many, but the hardship of the cold is a grueling reality for people experiencing homelessness throughout America. The winter can bring illness, bitter discomfort and tragic conditions for those forced to live with the reality of the weather without the comfort of shelter and a place to call home.


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