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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

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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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Bishops to Parishoners: Vote This Way or Go to Hell

A new flyer provided at Catholic churches advises parishoners to vote against “evil.”

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Judge Rules Alaska Parental Notification Law Constitutional

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An Alaska state court judge ruled a 2010 parental notification did not violate teenagers privacy rights or equal protection guarantees.

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Alaska Parental Notification Law Upheld by Superior Court

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The 2010 parental-notification law has been ruled constitutional, but it still may come up before the state Supreme Court.

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Is the Alaska Health Commission Purposely Creating Constitutionally Bad Regulations For Medicaid Coverage of Abortions?

Health Commissioner William Streur.

When questioned, the Department of Health could not provide any resources supporting the constitutionality of their Medicaid coverage changes.

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Is Alaska’s New Paperwork Rule for Medicaid Abortions Really Necessary?

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A state official claims the new paperwork for abortion coverage isn’t about redefining medically necessary abortions, just making sure the right entity pays for them.

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