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Paralysis Is Not an Option: What We Must Do While Mourning Jordan Davis

Honor the lives of Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and so many others by taking action now. Today.

Like so many before it, the outcome of the trial of Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis reveals how deeply ingrained racism is in this country. Somehow, some way, this must end, and it is up to each of us to end it.

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New York Times Publishes Discredited Arguments About Emergency Contraception

The Times seems to have gone out of its way to publish a commentary that the paper's own reporting shows is absolutely false on all counts.

The Times seems to have gone out of its way to publish a commentary that the paper’s own reporting shows is absolutely false on all counts. This is irresponsible media at its worst.

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Study Reveals Dramatic Rise in Share of Women Accessing Contraception Without a Co-Pay

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

A new study finds that the Affordable Care Act is responsible for a dramatic rise in the share of privately insured women in the United States who have gained access to contraception without a co-pay.

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Giving Thanks: A Letter to Our Readers, Colleagues, Friends, and Staff

I am thankful for all of you.

I try to remember the things for which I am thankful throughout the calendar year. At this time of year, however, many of us are obviously engaged in a collective effort in reflecting on who we are, what we have, and for what we are thankful. I am thankful for all of you.

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On Abortion, the People Keep Speaking. Is Anyone Listening?

With the state legislature set to convene in February, the Arkansas Rally for Reproductive Justice is meant to send the message that activists have not forgotten about the legislative attacks on reproductive rights last year.

The defeat of the 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque underscores a critical but often overlooked point in abortion politics: When given the chance, voters have consistently rejected the anti-choice agenda.

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Playing Offense: Advocates Seek Legislation to Protect, Advance Reproductive Rights

All Above All campaigners on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

On Wednesday, after many years spent on the defensive in the “war on women,” advocates took to Capitol Hill in two simultaneous efforts to protect and advance the health and rights of women and girls in the United States.

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Study: No Increased Risks Associated With Second vs. First Trimester Medication Abortions

A Pennsylvania nurse has been accused of “performing an illegal abortion on a 16-year-old girl,” according to a local report out of Montour county.

To be published in the journal Contraception, the research concludes women having second trimester medication abortions face no increased risk of future premature birth, miscarriage, low birth weight, or placental complications when compared to first trimester medication abortions.

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The Texas Earthquake: A Filibuster, a Marred Vote, and a Movement Energized (UPDATED)

No one is sure whether SB 5 passed; confusion stems in part from an apparent date stamp change on the Texas legislature's website. But one thing is sure: Pro-choice Texas advocates turned out in force for state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster.

Though there was initial confusion as to whether SB 5 had passed, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards announced in the Texas capitol early Wednesday morning that the legislation is dead, to huge cheers from the hundreds of pro-choice advocates still gathered in the building.

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Lipstick on a Pig: GOP Tries to ‘Soften’ 20-Week Abortion Ban by Putting Marsha Blackburn in Charge

Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

Rather than examining why its policies are so deeply problematic and disliked, the GOP instead tries to paint over them by selecting radicals who “look like” the people whose rights they are determined to gut.

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Trent Franks, Abortion Bans, and the Fetal Pain Lie

Trent Franks' federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about "evidence" of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.

Trent Franks’ federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about “evidence” of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.

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