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Buffer Zones Are Critical to the Safety of Women and Health-Care Providers

A state senate committee heard arguments for enacting a 25-foot patient safety zone, while several anti-choice bills have been introduced in the house.

The issue here is safety. Buffer zones reduce the very real threats of violence and intimidation that abortion providers and their patients face every day.

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In California, A Measure To Expand Access to Safe Abortion Care Fails

In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care. Sen. Kehoe withdrew the bill Friday because it lacked enough votes to pass a key legislative committee.

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A “Cure-All” For Rape? Concerned Women For America Not Very Concerned About Women At All

In an outrageous demonstration of just how little they know about sexual violence and rape, Concerned Women for America sent Senators a letter asserting raped servicewomen should not be offered abortion care as a “cure-all.” Saying abortion is a “cure-all” for rape is like saying a band aid is a cure-all for cancer. Tell CWA that there is no “cure-all” for rape and send them a band aid.

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Standing Up for Servicewomen: Rape Survivors Deserve Access to Abortion Care

Servicewomen rely on the military for their health care, but under current policy they are left to fend for themselves if they become pregnant after being raped.

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“Protect Life Act” Does Not Protect Women’s Lives

Republican supporters of this bill and their witnesses repeatedly asserted in the hearing that abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life.  That is simply not true.

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Violent Rhetoric Has Consequences—Just Ask Abortion Providers

Unfortunately, discussion about violent rhetoric and its consequenses is not new to the abortion provider community. Since 1993, there have been eight murders and 17 attempted murders of physicians and clinic staff.

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Quality Abortion Care is the Norm, Despite Recent Headlines

The arrest on murder charges of a doctor who provided abortions is horrific but the case is an outlier and not typical of the high-quality abortion care provided by NAF members.

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Don’t Judge All Abortion Providers Based on the Case of Steven Brigham

Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures provided in the United States due in large part to the skill and expertise of abortion providers who offer high-quality care. Steven Brigham is not one of these providers.

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A Brief History of the ‘Health Exception’

Roe v. Wade gave us a federal statute to ensure abortion access after viability when a threat to the health of the pregnant woman was at stake. The federal abortion ban took it away.

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Targeting the Vulnerable: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Deceive

It’s April Fool’s Day and the National Abortion Federation is urging activists to take action to “stop deceptive advertising practices” by Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Read on to see what you can do to help!

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