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Family Planning Rally in Chattanooga

COA and other organizations and concerned citizens rally in support of family planning after the County Commission vote to deny funding May 4th, 2011. 

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Mamahood by Choice, Not Chance

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This Mama’s Day, I encourage all women to stand up and say, “Mamahood by Choice!” Becoming a mama should always be a decision that a woman makes with her partnerand not because she doesn’t have access to family planning. 

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Iowa Woman Takes On Rep Steve King Over His Planned Parenthood Attacks

Iowa woman takes on Rep. Steve King.

 

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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Fails to Uphold Women’s Human Rights

This year marked the first time in history that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women did not produced Agreed Conclusions. The most contentious issues, not surprisingly, were related to  women’s access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.

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WI Senator Says Unplanned Pregnancies Are The ‘Woman’s Choice’

State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

Radio host, Rush Limbaugh, seems to be monopolizing the ire of women these days now that less well-known misogynists are operating under the radar. Wisconsin Republican state Senator, Glenn Grothman, for example.

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Health Has No Borders

This video was made by Planned Parenthood; it is narrated by Connie Britton). Visit  http://www.ppaction.org/noborders to sign the petition!

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Responds to Questions on International Family Planning

In a hearing on the FY 2013 budget, Senate Frank Lautenberg asks Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the importance of international family planning.

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Unintended Pregnancy Rates Linked to Proportion of Women Uninsured or on Medicaid

A new analysis from researchers at the Guttmacher Institute found that states’ unintended pregnancy rates are related to the proportion of women in the state who are uninsured and receiving Medicaid.

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Maryland Law Expanding Medicaid Access to Women’s Health Services Takes Effect

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Maryland’s Family Planning Works Act, which makes Medicaid-funded birth control, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, cancer screenings, and other essential services accessible to an additional 33,000  low- and moderate-income women in the states, went into effect today.

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Sex Sells Family Planning and Safer Sex: Why Aren’t We Using It?

Use of erotic imagery to promote family planning (as opposed to HIV prevention) has been less the norm but this need not be the case.

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