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Operating Under a Broken System: On Legitimate Abortions and Forced Triage

What we need to constantly keep in mind is how we are deciding who is most in need of help, and reevaluating how that fits in with our values. Are we ok with only helping certain kinds of people who need abortions? Can we strategize for a future in which we don’t have to make these tough decisions? How can we get there?

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The New Public Face of Abortion: Connecting the Dots Between Abortion Stories

Over the last few months, there’s been an electric energy around abortion story sharing.  What’s going on here? Why are so many people “coming out” now? And what are the similarities and differences in their experiences?

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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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Abortion is Legal: So Why is Self-Abortion Care a Crime?

Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested on charges of “self-induced abortion” and faces first-degree misdemeanor charges.  Initial news reports indicate that she intentionally caused the miscarriage/abortion of her 24-week fetus.  The woman disposed of the fetus in what was probably the only way she could think of: wrapped in plastic bags and placed in the trash receptacle of her apartment building.

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Reducing Abortion Stigma: Problems and Strategies

What a new study suggests about reducing abortion stigma.

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The Racist Billboads Are Coming for You

New billboard targets latinas with anti-abortion messages. And if you don’t speak out about this racist propaganda, they will target you next.

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(CORRECTION) What Everyone Needs to Know About Second Trimester Abortions

Most women who have second trimester abortions do so out of necessity – not choice.

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