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Meet the Conservative Power Couple Behind Trump’s War on Your Civil Rights

November 2, 2020 News Article

Carrie Severino has been reshaping the judiciary, while Roger Severino has been undermining the laws it upholds.

“Really what it all comes down to is that everybody who was working on the outside to undermine the rules is now inside rewriting the rules,” said Mary Alice Carter,...

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Antibody treatment Trump touts relied on testing with cells derived from fetal tissue

October 8, 2020 News Article

Mary Alice Carter, senior adviser to Equity Forward, a watchdog group that monitors the influence of abortion opponents within the administration, said the use of old cell lines derived from fetal tissue opposed in the letter is parallel to Regeneron’s use of the material to test experimental...

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US reframing of human rights harms women and LGBT people, advocates say

September 17, 2020 News Article

“Pompeo has ramped up his efforts around this commission,” said Molly Bangs, the director of Equity Forward, a reproductive rights watchdog organization. “Other foreign governments are now armed with this blueprint, the commission’s report, which they can feel free to use to rubber-stamp their...

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Pompeo’s Commission on “Unalienable Rights” Prioritizes Property Over People

July 29, 2020 News Article

"Ultimately, we cannot have a Commission ostensibly dedicated to human rights that considers the health and rights of women, LGBTQ folks, as well as Black, Indigenous and people of color to be divisive, and believes in protecting property over people."

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Lots of People Think Plan B Causes Abortions. Here's Why That's Wrong

January 31, 2020 News Article

Most people mistakenly think emergency contraception does the same thing as abortion pills. What's causing the confusion?

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Why Businesses Should Support Reproductive Rights

January 29, 2020 News Article

Businesses are realizing what anti-choice politicians want you to forget: Abortion rights are incredibly popular.

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FORBES: Dear AT&T, Boeing, Pfizer, Comcast, Walmart, Etc: Stop Funding Abortion Attackers

August 21, 2019 News Article

In a new report and open letter to CEOs, a watchdog group is calling for the US' top companies—many of whom have publicly committed to helping women—to end their support for politicians behind the nation's most restrictive abortion laws.

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REWIRE: These States Are Protecting Family Planning Clinics Under Trump’s Domestic ‘Gag Rule’

August 16, 2019 News Article

States are replacing the millions clinics will lose when they exit Title X after the Trump administration imposes its domestic "gag rule."

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REWIRE: Steve King Thinks Rape and Incest Are Necessary for Humanity’s Existence. He’s Now Facing Calls to Resign.

August 14, 2019 News Article

King was defending the omission of rape and incest exceptions in his extreme anti-abortion legislation.

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UPOLITICS: VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Equity Forward’s Mary Alice Carter On Fighting Attacks On Abortion Rights & Contraception

August 7, 2019 News Article

Abortion and contraception have been under attack by right wing gorups in multiple states across the nation in recent years, and organizations like Equity Forward have strived to combat individuals and groups who oppose safeguarding these Constitutional rights.

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