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Supreme Court Supremely Wrong on ‘Hobby Lobby’

I'm struggling to come to terms with the thought that the Supreme Court would invite discrimination and interference from bosses into the personal health decisions of women.

I’m struggling to come to terms with the thought that the Supreme Court would invite discrimination and interference from bosses into the personal health decisions of women.

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Today We Stood #4ImmigrantWomen and Got Arrested

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded "salud, dignidad y justicia"—health, dignity and justice—for immigrant women.

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded “salud, dignidad, y justicia”—health, dignity, and justice—for immigrant women.

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Independence Day Rings Hollow for D.C. Women

Kimberly Inez McGuire & Mari Schimmer.

We know that the women of D.C. deserve better than to have our decisions made for us by anti-choice politicians, and that D.C.’s local government deserves better than to constantly have local policies usurped by a meddling Congress.

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Rape Exceptions? Many Women in the United States Are Already Living That Nightmare [TRIGGER]

“Abortion exceptions” are human rights violations and bad public health policy. Any administration that banned abortion “with exceptions” would force every single woman who needs an abortion to live a nightmare scenario: hope that you qualify and can actually get an abortion, or be denied access altogether. Today, all over the country, many women are already living that nightmare.

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Memo to the Media: No Link Between Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

Yesterday, a new study made headlines claiming that oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer. Scary, right? Wrong… There’s no evidence of a link, though that didn’t stop media from claiming there is.

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!Si, se puede!? For Latinas and Other Uninsured Women, Gaps Remain in Access to Birth Control

Nearly four in ten Latinos are uninsured. “Si se puede…” can mean “IF she can…” and this conditional statement hints at the obstacles that remain after the HHS decision. IF a Latina can get health insurance, IF she can make it to a provider’s office who can provide culturally-competent care in her language, and IF she can obtain and fill her prescription, THEN she will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of no-copay birth control.

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A Chemical Blowout: Frizz, Formaldehyde and Infertility

Formaldehyde used in a Brazilian Blowout hair treatment is a known carcinogen, and studies have linked it to miscarriage, stillbirth, menstrual disorders, and female infertility.

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Birth Control-Tainted “Ladypee” in our Water: Myth or Menace?

Claims that birth control pills are the sole or primary source of synthetic estrogen in water and therefore the cause of reproductive problems in fish or people misrepresent the science, plain and simple.

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The Unseen Spill: The Human and Reproductive Health Catastrophe of Toxic “Hot Spots” in the Gulf Region

Louisiana and the greater Gulf region have long been disproportionately burdened by toxic chemical exposure. Residents have higher rates of cancers and disruption to their reproductive and endocrine systems. The devastation wrought by the newest oil catastrophe is only making an already horrible situation that much worse. The toxic chemical burden experienced by people in the Gulf region is inextricably linked to our nation’s chemical policy, and to the products you and I use every day.

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