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What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

Now that several states have passed bills that effectively ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can…

House Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gay and Transgender People

WASHINGTON — The House passed sweeping legislation on Friday that would prohibit discrimination on the basis…

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring…

Republicans’ Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive

WASHINGTON — With grisly claims that Democrats promote “birth day abortions” and are “the party of…

Republicans’ Extreme Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive

WASHINGTON — With grisly claims that Democrats promote “birth day abortions” and are “the party of…

Senate’s Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard’

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed its 40th circuit court judge on Wednesday, filling nearly a quarter…

The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.

SAN FRANCISCO — As San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors prepared to vote Tuesday on an ordinance…

Alabama Aims Squarely at Roe, but the Supreme Court May Prefer Glancing Blows

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights are at risk at the Supreme Court, but the short-term threat may…

Supreme Court Could Change Abortion Rights Without the Alabama Law

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights are at risk at the Supreme Court, but the short-term threat may…

Mexico’s Congress Votes to Expand Domestic Workers’ Labor Rights

Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers…

The New Health Care: Why Politics Should Be Kept Out of Miscarriages

Georgia’s much-discussed new law on abortion is one of the most restrictive in the nation. Abortion…

In her words: The Race to Limit Abortion Access

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Can the Racial Wealth Gap Be Closed Without Speaking of Race?

ImageThe Supreme Court looms as a possible obstacle to policies that directly address the racial wealth…

With Insurance Bill Passage, House Democrats Begin Health Care Blitz

WASHINGTON — Returning to a central issue of the 2018 campaign, House Democrats on Thursday passed…

Facing a Trump Stonewall, Democrats Struggle for Options to Compel Cooperation

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, infuriated by President Trump’s stonewalling, are struggling to mount a more aggressive…