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Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Highlight Faultlines in the Reproductive Rights Movement

Sex-selection bans have indeed proliferated throughout the US. They have also merited relative silence from the mainstream reproductive rights movement.

South Dakota could soon become the eighth state in the country to pass a sex-selective abortion ban. Yet these bills have yet to merit a larger conversation, either within the national reproductive rights and feminist movements or in the news more generally.

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One Lesson From Texas: Legal Abortion Means Nothing Without Access

The legal right to an abortion means nothing to a person who can’t get to the clinic, the person who can’t speak the language spoken in the clinic, the person who doesn’t have enough money to pay for it, the person who doesn’t have the documentation required.

Wendy Davis and SB 5′s opponents know: The legal right to an abortion means nothing to the person who can’t get to a clinic, the person who can’t speak the language spoken in a clinic, the person who doesn’t have enough money to pay for an abortion, and the person who doesn’t have the required documentation.

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Falling Between the Cracks: Why Abortion Funds Exist and How You Can Help Them Help Women

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Even in New York and the 16 other states that provide Medicaid coverage for abortion, thousands of low-income women fall between the cracks. Many women may be too poor to pay for abortion procedures, but they are uninsured or not poor enough to obtain public health insurance coverage like Medicaid.

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This Valentine’s Day: What Do Women Really Want?

This Valentine’s Day, what does Raising Women’s Voices’ Eesha Pandit want? Candy? Flowers? Sure. But what’s truly sexy to Pandit? Read this to find out.

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The First of All Liberties: Health Care For All Women’s Needs

Why care about women’s health in health care reform? As 19th century Swiss poet and philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel wrote: “In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.”

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Raising Women’s Voices to “Health Czar” Tom Daschle

Women’s health advocates have perspectives that are critical to ensuring successful and comprehensive health care reform that meets the needs of women.

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Raising Our Voices for the Health Care We Need

Post your own story here! As important for health care advocacy as policy analysis are the stories of real women and their families. Raising Women’s Voices and RH Reality Check offer you this space to tell us about your experiences of health care.

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Health Care – Right or Responsibility?

In Tuesday’s presidential debate, John McCain said health care is a matter of personal responsibility, while Barack Obama said it was a right. What does that mean for patients and health consumers?

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Stem-ing the Debate

With new techniques for controversy-free stem cells in reach, there are several critical issues to keep in mind as stem cell research becomes commonplace.

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Polluted Pregnancy

Claim to care about “unborn” children, then actively promote the industries that pollute the environment with toxins that cause serious developmental diseases – it’s textbook hypocrisy.

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