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The Second Lady’s Abortion: What ‘House of Cards’ Got Right… and Didn’t

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the Netflix drama "House of Cards"

Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.

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Scars as Stories: Breast Cancer in the Black Community

Improving access won't address our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty; stories of survival can.

Breast cancer advocates see the Affordable Care Act as a huge win for Black women, for whom breast cancer is the second most common cancer. But improving access won’t address our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty; stories of survival can.

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Improving Abortion Access, Bringing Health Care Home

In California, AB 154 would increase the number of abortion providers by allowing trained certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to provide early abortion care.

In California, AB 154 would increase the number of abortion providers by allowing trained certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to provide early abortion care.

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What’s the Use of Private Insurance If You Don’t Feel Safe Using It?

Bills like SB 138 in California will enable people like me to access health care, mental health services, birth control, and substance treatments without fear that a parent or partner will find out about it, saving out-of-pocket and state costs along the way.

Bills like SB 138 in California will enable people like me to access health care, mental health services, birth control, and substance treatments without fear that a parent or partner will find out about it, saving out-of-pocket and state costs along the way.

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Why I Share My Abortion Story, But Am Not Pro-Voice

The act of telling someone how, when, where, and why they should, or should not, share their personal experience is one deeply rooted in privilege.

The act of telling someone how, when, where, and why they should, or should not, share their personal experience is one deeply rooted in privilege.

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How Wendy Davis—And an Amazon Reviews Page—Helped Women Share Their Abortion Stories

When we hear abortion stories and see those who stand up proudly and share their truth, others know that they can do it as well.

Activists have taken to Amazon to write reviews of the hot pink sneakers that Wendy Davis wore during her infamous filibuster. Buried in the hundreds of reviews, some of which are very funny, are also some stories about abortion and reproductive rights.

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Men Choose Abortion Too

Despite what Live Action might say, not all men are against abortion—many think it is a complicated issue and support their partners in their decision-making.

Despite what Live Action suggests, not all men are against abortion—many think it is a complicated issue and support their partners in their decision-making.

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