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What We Are Missing in the Trans-vaginal Ultrasound Debate

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In the heated debate around trans-vaginal ultrasounds, there is too little focus on what is really wrong with these laws.

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Planned Parenthood Gives Up the “Pro-Choice” Label: What Does It Mean for the Movement?

This week, Planned Parenthood announced it will let go of the “pro-choice” label, concerned that the pro-life/pro-choice framework for abortion doesn’t resonate with the general public that holds many more conflicting positions on abortion.

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“Anything 46 Million Women Do Every Year Can’t Be Immoral:” Reflections from FIGO

The 46 million women who have abortions every year throughout the world deserve to be respected—not seen as targets of prevention.

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An Open Letter to Rachel Maddow: Stop Calling Opposition to Rape and Incest Abortion Exceptions “Extreme”

From a fundamental human rights perspective denying abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest is just as problematic as denying abortions to women who can’t afford another child, are in unstable relationships, do not want to be a parent, or want to pursue other life opportunities.

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What Do Responses to a DC 20-Week Abortion Ban Tell Us About the Habits of the Prochoice Movement?

Roe is not the standard for abortion; women’s decision-making is. It deserves legal protection because it is a fact of women’s existence; it is not a fact because it is legally protected.

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Increasing Access to Abortion Through Advanced Practice Clinicians: An Advocacy Agenda

It is time to acknowledge that PAs, NPs and CNMs [collectively known as advanced practice clinicians (APCs)] are capable and qualified to provide abortion care services, but that current efforts to provide this care are thwarted by both the politics of health care and the politics of abortion.

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