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Articles by Laura Nixon

January 23, 2013

Celebrating Roe v. Wade and Keeping Its Promise

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) joins our allies in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  In this landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that state abortion bans were unconstitutional—putting an end to the shameful era in which countless women risked their health, lives…


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December 6, 2012

Access to Emergency Contraception Matters for LGBT Youth

This week, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) joins our allies in the reproductive justice movement urging Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to remove harmful restrictions on emergency contraception (EC).  The LGBT community – especially our young people – need access to emergency contraception without political roadblocks. Please lend your voice…


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September 28, 2012

Contraception Legal Battle Impacts LGBT Community

On Friday September 21, the National Center for Lesbian Rights attended a symposium at the Georgetown University Law Center on “Contraception and Conscience: A Symposium on Religious Liberty, Women’s Health, and the HHS Rule on Provision of Birth Control Coverage for Employees.” Anti-choice politicians and groups have tried to generate controversy around the contraception provisions…


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September 18, 2012

Closets Are For Clothes: The Social Justice Sexuality Project

This morning, the National Center for Lesbian Rights attended a national briefing sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus titled “Closets Are For Clothes: Being LGBT and POC in America.”  The briefing included a presentation by Dr. Juan Battle, a professor at the City University of New York, regarding…


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