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California Passes Affirmative Consent Bill; Rape Apologists Retreat Into Fantasy

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In a landmark piece of legislation, the California Senate yesterday passed an “affirmative consent” bill for colleges throughout the state. The first of its kind, SB 967 explicitly requires schools to adopt…

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We Won A Thing: Texas Judge Throws Out Parts Of Restrictive Abortion Law

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We Won A Thing: Texas Judge Throws Out Parts Of Restrictive Abortion Law

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A federal judge has ruled certain provisions of a severely restrictive Texas abortion law unconstitutional, a decision that will keep clinics open to serve the women who need them.

The law in question is most commonly known as House Bill 2 — the bill State Senator Wendy Davis famously filibustered in summer 2013. After it passed into law, several abortion…

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