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President Obama: Women Stood for You. Stand With Us and Remove Abortion Restrictions From Your Budget

(Steve Rhodes/Creative Commons license via ANSIRH blog)

We put President Obama into office. Now my generation must hold Obama accountable to his commitments, including urging him to submit a budget to Congress without unfair restrictions on coverage for abortion care. Obama Administration, take note that women will be watching to see if you live up to your commitments to women’s health care.

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Steubenville, Texas Family Planning, and Virginia Abortion Restrictions

Andrea Grimes updates us on what’s happening to Texas family planning funding. Also: review of the Steubenville rape case and a look at Virginia’s new abortion regulations.

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Ohio Senator Nina Turner Suggests Men Seeking Viagra Undergo Psychological Testing

Senator Nina Turner. Photo: Electronicvillage.blogspot.com.

Won’t someone please, please think of the men? Can we really be sure they know what they are doing?

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Wisconsin Anti-Choicers Want to Arrest Anyone Who Implements Obamacare, Including Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Photo: Prunejuice Media.

The Tea Party is ready to make some citizen arrests.

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How Discrimination Leads to Health Disparities in the Transgender Community

Data shows that transgender people are more likely to be uninsured, face discrimination in health care, be HIV positive and suffer from depression and attempted suicide.

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Texas Promises To Shut Down Women’s Health Program Altogether If Compelled To Include Planned Parenthood

Image: The Austin Chronicle.

Texas’s top public health official announced yesterday that if it is compelled by the courts to include Planned Parenthood in the Women’s Health Program, it will simply shut the health program down entirely.

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No Joke. Choice Matters. Everywhere.

This video is funny, but the reality is not: women around the world face barriers to reproductive health care every single day. In some countries, women need their husbands’ consent to get birth control, can’t count on their health care providers having necessary tests and medicines in stock, and have to travel long distances for uncertain access to care. Share this video, and join Pathfinder in taking a stand.

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New Study Finds Less Access for Women and Higher Costs for Texas With Elimination of Planned Parenthood

A new study finds that without Planned Parenthood “tens of thousands of low-income Texas women could lose access to affordable family planning services and to other women’s health services.” Meanwhile, the State of Texas is trying to make up for a provider gap it has contended didn’t really exist.

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Removing Barriers to Healthcare for Trans People

Via Barnard.edu: Like women seeking abortions before Roe v. Wade, trans people face psychiatric gatekeepers who control access to hormone therapy, and are often forced to look outside established medical providers in order to access the care they need, at great risk. Lauren Porsch looks to the history of the Women’s Health Movement to argue against forcing trans people to receive a diagnosis in order to access vital services.

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Texas Health Care Battle Demonstrates Anti-Choice Radicalism

Anti-choicers attacking Medicaid funding for women’s health care claim that it’s about abortion, but their interest in redirecting patients to centers that don’t provide even basic health care show it’s about so much more, a war in which women are just collateral damage.

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