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Afternoon Roundup: Wal-Mart’s Wage Discrimination Problem

A $3.5 billion maternity care problem; another Catholic hospital gets to expand and limit its services to women; female domestic partners on their babies’ birth certificates; and Wal-Mart’s wage discrimination case.

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Afternoon Roundup: House Votes to Repeal Health Reform Law; Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Trouble

Physician who provides abortions indicted for murder; health reform law repeal vote in the House today; parental consent in Kansas; breast-feeding promotion from the U.S. Surgeon General; and crisis pregnancy centers are in trouble in Texas and Washington State.

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Doctor Who Performed Illegal Abortions Indicted for Murder

A doctor who performed late abortions mostly on poor and immigrant women is facing eight counts of murder. How does stigma and fear around abortion contribute to such a deadly scenario?

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Anti-Choice Republicans Using Repeal as Attack on Reproductive Rights

Women’s groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women’s health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women’s health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.

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Afternoon Roundup: Americans Support Contraception Access Yet Legislators Move The Other Way?

It’s the law for many women: a space to breast-feed or pump at work, but where and how?; Most Americans support access to contraception yet increasingly the political winds are blowing the other way; New Hampshire’s parental notification bill and more…

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Afternoon Roundup: Reproductive Justice and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

News of reproductive and environmental justice on the day of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

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One Year Later, Sexual Violence in Haiti Still Rampant

In Haiti, women and girls living in the displacement camps remain as vulnerable to sexual violence as they did immediately following the disaster, if not more so.

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Afternoon Roundup: HIV and AIDS Stigma According to Margaret Cho…and From the Mouth of Rep. Larry Brown

Margaret Cho on the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS; Mississippi is in need of some serious comprehensive sex-ed; and Texas still criminalizes homosexuality?

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In Maryland Hospital Debate, Women’s Health Ignored

Another fight is brewing over Catholic hospitals and reproductive health care – this time in Maryland, where a dispute over building a hospital may result in fewer options for abortion care, contraception, fertility treatments and other health services.

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Afternoon Roundup: So Rep. Pence Wants to Defund Family Planning In Order to Decrease Abortions?!

BPA linked to polycystic ovary syndrome; anti-choice “Black Children Are An Endangered Species” campaign headed to California; Rep. Pence’s “No Title X For Abortion Providers” bill will increase abortions; and more.

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