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New Hyde Amendment Controversy Brews in Congress Over Medicare Funding Bill

For the second time in as many weeks, a bipartisan bill in Congress is running into controversy because of objections to anti-choice language in the bill.

For the second time in as many weeks, a bipartisan bill in Congress is running into controversy because of objections to anti-choice language in the bill.

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Syphilis of the Eye Outbreak: A Reminder That Curable STDs Can Be Serious

A cluster of cases on the West Coast in which syphilis has infected patients’ eyes, and in some instances caused blindness, should serve to remind us that even curable STDs can cause serious complications.

A cluster of cases on the West Coast in which syphilis has infected patients’ eyes, and in some instances caused blindness, should serve to remind us that even curable STDs can cause serious complications.

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Michigan Senate Approves Bill to Fund Crisis Pregnancy Centers

SB 84 would create a state-run program in which the money raised from the sale of license plates reading “Choose Life” would be allocated to nonprofit organizations that promote alternatives to abortion.

SB 84 would create a state-run program in which the money raised from the sale of license plates reading “Choose Life” would be allocated to nonprofit organizations that promote alternatives to abortion.

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Ted Cruz Tries to Block D.C.’s New Reproductive Health, Gay Rights Bills

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.'s liberal policies.

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.’s liberal policies.

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Nebraska Bills Would Make Care More ‘Cost-Burdensome’ for Abortion Providers

Nebraska legislators heard testimony Wednesday during a judiciary committee hearing on two pieces of legislation that would implement new regulations for the state's abortion providers.

Nebraska legislators heard testimony Wednesday during a judiciary committee hearing on two pieces of legislation that would implement new regulations for the state’s abortion providers.

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Paid Family Leave Proposal Wouldn’t Add to Federal Budget

The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid time off to care for a new child, a sick relative, or oneself during a serious illness.

The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid time off to care for a new child, a sick relative, or oneself during a serious illness.

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Brownback: Anti-Choice Laws Will Serve as Economic Boon

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.

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Wisconsin City Asks Gov. Walker to Remove Abortion Funding Bans

There are hundreds of thousands of people in Madison of reproductive age who rely on public health insurance and are unable to use that insurance to cover the cost of abortion care.

The City of Madison Common Council on Tuesday passed a resolution asking federal and state governments to increase funding for full-spectrum reproductive health care services, including abortion, for low-income people.

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Montana House Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The president of Planned Parenthood of Montana has said the bill would restrict abortion access in a state that has a large rural population.

The president of Planned Parenthood of Montana has said the bill would restrict abortion access in a state that has a large rural population.

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Federal Court: Seattle Wage Hike Will Stand

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage law.

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage law.

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