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Almost 13 Million Women of Reproductive Age Were Uninsured in 2012

There are significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.

Bleak statistics not only underscore the urgent and ongoing need for safety-net programs such as the Title X national family planning program, they also demonstrate the significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.

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Solutions in Search of a Problem: Texas Is Latest to Enact Rules Aimed at Shutting Down Abortion Providers

As is often the case with other efforts to make abortion care more difficult to access, the reasons offered in support of specific TRAP requirements—which are usually marketed under the guise of protecting women’s health—do not stand up to close scrutiny.

As is often the case with other efforts to make abortion care more difficult to access, the reasons offered in support of specific TRAP requirements—which are usually marketed under the guise of protecting women’s health—do not stand up to close scrutiny.

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Yes, Contraception Is Highly Effective

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

By preventing unintended pregnancies, contraception provides significant health, social, and economic benefits for women. But correct and consistent contraceptive use is critical.

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Family Planning Is Key to Healthy Pregnancies and Births

It is crucial to protect and invest in the programs that are needed to ensure that all women, regardless of income or background, can access the affordable care they need to have healthier pregnancies and births.

According to a new report, the United States has the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world. Addressing this and related problems will require comprehensive efforts to reduce pervasive economic, social, and health disparities.

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The World at Seven Billion: A Global Milestone That Reflects the Needs of Seven Billion Individuals

After three children, Filipino mother Gina Judilla tried to induce abortion, but failed. She can't get birth control. (IHT)

Reaching seven billion people on planet Earth has prompted renewed debates about the balance between population size and consumption of natural resources, about age structure and political stability, and about the consequences of rapid population growth rates for poor countries’ ability to develop economically. To a large extent, however, these macro-level dilemmas reflect a micro-level problem about which there is a universal consensus and where the solution is relatively straightforward.

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The Facts About Abortion Rates Among Women of Color

The abortion rate for black women is higher than for any other group. But anti-choicers exploit and distort facts to serve their agenda while ignoring the fundamental reason women have abortions: unintended pregnancy.

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The President’s Budget: A Mixed Bag for Women’s Health

In his proposed Fiscal Year 2011 budget, President Obama increases funding for teen pregnancy prevention and international reproductive health, but neglects abortion rights.

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Guttmacher Responds to Critics of Global Abortion Study

Some anti-choice activists have criticized the findings and policy recommendations of a recently released Guttmacher Institute study on global abortion trends. Susan Cohen responds to these critiques and debunks their misleading arguments.

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New Data on Global Abortion Trends: Implications for U.S. Policy

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute highlights the urgency for increasing U.S. international family planning assistance and for the US to help mitigate the impact of unsafe abortion.

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Politics Distorts Facts on Impact of Abortion Coverage

Anti-choice advocates are making misleading claims about the effects on the number of abortions each year of public funding for and private insurance coverage of abortion care. But their numbers and their policy analysis could not be more wrong.

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