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Not All Politics Is Local: Connecting the Dots on Anti-Abortion Initiatives

Advocates who oppose legal abortion often claim they only want to “send the issue of abortion back to the states.” But this position is a bait-and-switch tactic that should not be trusted.

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Proposed HHS Regulation Could Still Block Access to Contraception, Other Health Services

HHS has released its proposed regulation to “help protect health care providers from [religious] discrimination.” The good news is it no longer attempts to re-define abortion to include birth control. But the regulation no longer defines pregnancy or abortion at all.

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Putting an End to the Albatross Myth

Rather than becoming silent on abortion, as Melinda Henneberger suggests, pro-choice leaders must speak more clearly about the reasons in favor of legal abortion.

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The Pro-Choice Continuum

Jessica Arons is the Director of the Women's Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress and the author of More than a Choice: A Progressive Vision for Reproductive Health & Rights.

In the pro-choice community, we spend most of our time debating the options women should have when they are thinking about terminating a pregnancy. We rarely spend time, however, discussing what options women should have when giving birth. By the same token, maternal and birthing rights activists often do not address issues surrounding abortion in their own work.

The National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) has set out to change that. This past weekend in Atlanta, GA, pro-choice activists and maternal rights supporters came together—for the first time to my knowledge—for a National Summit to Ensure the Health and Humanity of Pregnant and Birthing Women.

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