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Health Reform Law Struck Down, White House Calls It “Judicial Activism” (UPDATED)

A federal judge ruled the health reform law unconstitutional on Monday for requiring all Americans to be covered for health care. The White House says the ruling is out of mainstream judicial opinion. It won’t stop Senate Republicans from rallying for their own repeal law, with a new found power.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is Tunisia An Equal Rights Middle East Mecca for Women and Girls?

Is Tunisia a mecca for equal rights?; Extreme anti-choice legislator, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, announces a run for governor; President Obama’s report card for the state of women and girls in the U.S.; and Wal-Mart’s ongoing pay discrimination case before the Supreme Court.

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Afternoon Roundup: Study Finds No Higher Risk of Mental Health Issues Post Abortion

Republican anti-choice legislators continue to introduce time and money wasting measures like the “Life At Conception Act” which have no chance of passing; lady health workers in Pakistan; another study which finds abortion does not carry a higher risk of mental health problems; and sexual violence against Native American women on reservations.

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Early Inductions Lead to Higher Neonatal Risks

According to a hospital watchdog group, too many pregnant women in the United States are induced early, unnecessarily endangering their own health and that of their newborns.

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Idaho Pharmacy Board Gives a Pass to Pharmacist Who Refused to Fill Prescription

The Walgreens pharmacists who placed a woman’s life in potential danger by refusing to fill a prescription for methergin – a medication which stops uterine bleeding  – and who also refused to refer a nurse practitioner to another pharmacy will walk away without discipine from the Idaho Board of Pharmacy.

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NPR on Telemedicine Abortion Care: Rep. King’s Witch-hunt

Rep. Steve King of Iowa is certain that Planned Parenthood is using federal money to fund it’s telemedicine abortion care. He’s trying to get an investigation started…but will anyone listen?

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Afternoon Roundup: Get A Pap Test!

The March for Life; Florida introduces a bill to bar private insurance coverage of abortion; more good news on Medicaid coverage for family planning; and get yourself a pap test!

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Will Washington Be First to Hold CPCs Accountable?

Washington may become first in the nation to establish statewide regulation of “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers,” ensuring women know exactly what they will – and won’t – get when seeking care.

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Afternoon Roundup: Wall Street Journal FAIL

The Wall Street Journal FAIL on federal funding for abortion; planned homebirth and ACOG; Kansas’ new abortion reporting bureacracy; and expanding family planning for more Americans is (surprise!) a tremendous benefit to women’s health.

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Roundup: Roe v. Wade’s 38th Anniversary

The 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a day to acknowledge the importance of safe, legal abortion care as an issue of justice for women. It’s also a time to recognize that barriers to this care still exist for far too many women in this country.

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