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Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Law
Law Would Have Forced Most Clinics in the State to Stop Providing Abortions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Alabama law that imposes medically unnecessary restrictions that would force most of the clinics in the state to stop providing abortions. The law was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Planned Parenthood Southeast.

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ACLU and Planned Parenthood Challenge Alabama Law That Would Force Most Clinics in the State to Stop Providing Abortions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Planned Parenthood Southeast filed a lawsuit today challenging a state law that places medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers that would force most of the clinics in the state to stop providing abortions.

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Free Speech and Religious Liberty Advocate Susan Watson to Lead the ACLU of Alabama.

The ACLU of Alabama’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Susan Watson, as the new executive director of the statewide civil liberties organization based in Montgomery. Watson, formerly with the ACLU of Florida, succeeds Olivia Turner, who served the ACLU of Alabama for 26 years.

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Alabama: Another Unlawful Single-Sex Program goes Co-Ed
By Amy L. Katz

A Birmingham, AL public middle school has agreed to abandon unlawful singlesex classes as the result of ACLU action that led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs.

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Prisoners Rights and Multimedia Timeline

The ACLU has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections to end the practice of segregating HIV-positive prisoners from the rest of the prison population.


Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Block Alabama from "Black Listing" Immigrants

A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit today to block a portion of Alabama's anti-immigrant law requiring state officials to publicly post an online list of immigrants who may be undocumented.

The lawsuit was filed in federal district court on behalf of four Latino immigrants in Montgomery County who were arrested for allegedly fishing without a license – a misdemeanor offense. The law does not give immigrants any way to dispute their inclusion in the database.

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Ya'll will not walk my halls
- September 20th

For 25 years, the ACLU has been a forceful advocate to end discrimination against prisoners living with HIV. We've worked to end their segregation from the rest of the prison population and ensure they are afforded access to vital services and programs.

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Fear and loathing
- September 17th

You can’t catch HIV from a toilet seat.

You can’t catch HIV from kitchen utensils.

You can’t catch HIV from everyday contact with the people around you.

Old news, right? In fact, all of those points were made in Understanding AIDS, the health information pamphlet mailed to every American household by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in 1988. But apparently the message was lost on folks at the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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A policy of shame
- September 13th

Alabama segregates all prisoners with HIV, and houses them separately from all other prisoners – it’s an HIV ghetto. As soon as you walk into Limestone Correctional Facility, the prison where Alabama houses all male prisoners with HIV, you know who has the virus: they are forced to wear a white armband day and night.

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