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14 States Funnel Millions of Public Dollars to Fake Abortion Clinics

Sarah Moore Facing South
A Crisis Pregnancy Center in St. Paul, MN. Some 14 states are using public dollars to fund so-called "crisis pregnancy centers," which pose as legitimate medical facilities, when in fact their true function is to deter people from seeking abortion, often by providing false information.

How Gerrymandering Paved the Way for the US Anti-Abortion Movement

Adrian Horton , Tom McCarthy and Jessica Glenza The Guardian
Women protest Texas anti-abortion legislation. Opinion polls say a majority of voters support legal abortion; yet Republican-controlled legislatures continue to pass laws banning it. One key reason for the minority rule displayed in this recent flurry of anti-abortion measures is gerrymandering.
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