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Enough is Enough: Repeal Hyde Now

September 30 marks the 38th year since Congress passed the original Hyde Amendment—the measure that bans the use of federal money for abortion, with exceptions for rape and incest, primarily affecting Medicaid recipients. This means that for 38 years, low-income
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How the Hobby Lobby Decision Impacts Black Women

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a much-anticipated decision in the cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. The main issue in these cases is whether the Religious Freedom
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Beyond the Politics of Voting

As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all,
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Black Women’s Health Care Crisis

Earlier this month, McAllen and Beaumont, rural border towns in Texas, saw the closure of two more clinics that provide a full spectrum of women’s health care needs, including abortion. Because of Texas’s cruel new law, known as HB 2,
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The Fight to Cover Georgia

Access to affordable healthcare has always been an important issue in the United States – but has taken center stage in recent years due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Affordable Care
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