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Alaska Health Commissioner Proposes New Form to Reimburse Providers for Medicaid Patient Abortion Procedure

The form would reduce the number of ways in which an abortion can be considered “medically necessary” in Alaska, and some doctors predict it could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to access abortions and for medical professionals to receive funding for such procedures.

The form would reduce the number of ways in which an abortion can be considered “medically necessary” in Alaska, and some doctors predict it could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to access abortions and for medical professionals to receive funding for such procedures.

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Personhood Squelched in Alaska, Pops Up in Iowa

Alaska has found that "personhood" is blatantly unconstitutional. So why is Iowa still trying to pass it?

Alaska has found that “personhood” is blatantly unconstitutional. So why is Iowa still trying to pass it?

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Legal Wrap: The EC Appeal Is Bad Law and Bad Policy

The Obama administration fights for barriers to emergency contraception for no good reason, while the right pushes for even greater concessions on exemptions to the birth control benefit.

The Obama administration fights for barriers to emergency contraception for no good reason, while the right pushes for even greater concessions on exemptions to the birth control benefit.

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Alaska Legislature Leaves Medicaid Coverage of Abortions Unchanged Because Reps Hate Birth Control

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

Despite the most aggressive push yet, anti-choice legislators failed in their attempt to force poor women to give birth by cutting off abortion funding. Why? Because they hate birth control.

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Alaska Bill to Limit ‘Medically Necessary’ Abortions Passes State Senate

Two South Dakota bills that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion procedures as well as penalties on abortion providers, including possible life in prison, will not move forward in the legislature.

Despite concerns that the new bill is unconstitutional, anti-choice legislators are pushing ahead with a plan to curb safe abortion access for low-income women.

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Anti-Choice “Medical Experts” Play Increasing Role in Abortion Legislation Testimony

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They aren’t always doctors, but they play them in your legislature.

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Alaska Medicaid Abortion Rules Will No Longer Require “Prompt Reporting” of Sexual Assault

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Rape victims will no longer be required to “promptly report” their assaults in order to pay for an abortion with Medicaid in Alaska.

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Another Year, Another Effort to Redefine “Medically-Necessary” Abortion Care in Alaska

Alaska State Capitol building.

The poor women of Alaska may be in for a drastic change when it comes to using Medicaid to pay for medically necessary abortions or abortions after a sexual assault.

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Eight Clinics, One Plane, and a Vast Number Of Reasons It’s So Difficult to Get an Abortion In Alaska

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Even for a woman with means, in a state as large as Alaska, an abortion is nearly impossible to access. But it doesn’t have to be.

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ELECTION 2012: With Historic Number of Women, Senate Will Look a Little Bit More Like America

Next year will have an historic number of female senators, and that could be very good for women.

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