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What Neil Gorsuch could mean for the future of Roe V. Wade  

Since the death of Justice Scalia last February, there has been a huge debate on who would fill his chair in the U.S. Supreme Court. On January 31st, President Trump announced his nominee – Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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Jumping through hoops  

Since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in 1973, abortion has been legal in the U.S. However, this right has been significantly curtailed by more than 280 state-enforced restrictions over the last six years. In comparison, regulations on gun ownership continue to be lax despite the gun violence epidemic.

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In landmark 5-3 decision, Supremes affirm reproductive rights  

Today’s Supreme Court decision on reproductive rights inspired a huge sigh of relief for women and men across the U.S. Easily the most critical abortion ruling since the 1992 case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the High Court upheld the undue burden standard that if any law imposes a “substantial obstacle” to a fundamental human right, it is dubbed unconstitutional.

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In Praise of Where We Overlap  

These days, some lament that the reproductive justice movement is faltering in the U.S. in particular. Recently, we have been pleased to see fresh evidence that advocates of various stripes are linking arms in a way that acknowledges the strong intersections between family planning and so many other movements. Two stories that dominated the news cycle this week provide fantastic examples.