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Kentucky’s GOP-Held Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The move is part of Republican lawmakers' conservative agenda designed to "send a message to voters."

The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”

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The Devastating Effects of China’s One-Child Policy

Mei Fong, author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss China’s one-child policy, and the negative effects the policy has had on China’s population and economic growth. China recently announced plans to end the unpopular policy after three decades.

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China to End Its One-Child Policy

China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country's aging population and shrinking workforce.

China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country’s aging population and shrinking workforce.

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Report: Planned Parenthood Plays Hard-to-Replace Role in Providing Contraception

Planned Parenthood is the only option for safety-net family planning services in one-fifth of the counties it operates in.

Planned Parenthood is the only option for safety net family planning services in one-fifth of the counties it operates in.

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Family Planning Initiative Rejected by Colorado GOP Has New Life

Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.

Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.

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House GOP Tries to Eliminate Public Funding for Family Planning

The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating."

The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating.”

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My Diagnosis, My Choice: What It Means To Be a Carrier

Genetic conditions have made their way into public dialogue in recent years, but not many people understand the decisions patients, particularly women, have to make once they have their diagnosis.

Genetic conditions have made their way into public dialogue in recent years, but not many people understand the decisions patients, particularly women, have to make once they have their diagnosis.

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Family Planning Initiatives Must Focus on People, Not Numbers

Reaching quantitative goals should not take priority over quality of care, voluntary use of contraception, and informed choice. The needs, desires, and well-being of women are paramount.

Reaching quantitative goals should not take priority over quality of care, voluntary use of contraception, and informed choice. The needs, desires, and well-being of women are paramount.

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Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Send More OB-GYNs to Underserved Rural Areas

The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would identify which areas of the country have maternity care shortages and help send OB-GYNs to those underserved areas.

The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would identify which areas of the country have maternity care shortages and help send OB-GYNs to those underserved areas.

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Who Said the Fight for Birth Control Access Was Only About Not Having Babies?

Birth control can have positive effects on the well-being of women and—when and if they choose to have them—their babies, yet 225 million women worldwide who want access to contraception can’t get it. [via EngenderHealth]

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