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Study: Doctors May Be Discouraging HPV Vaccination

The HPV vaccination rate lags behind that of other vaccines and a new study suggests that doctors may be part of the problem. The study found that doctors don’t strongly recommend the vaccine, don’t discuss it in a timely manner, and tend to suggest it for young people they perceive to be at risk rather than for all girls and boys.

A study found that doctors don’t strongly recommend the vaccine, don’t discuss it in a timely manner, and tend to suggest it for young people they perceive to be at risk rather than for all girls and boys.

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Jindal Administration’s Attack on Planned Parenthood Funds Blocked

Monday's order is the latest federal court ruling pushing back against GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood facilities in the wake of this summer's release of heavily edited videos alleging Planned Parenthood violated federal law by selling fetal tissue.

Monday’s order is the latest federal court ruling pushing back against GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood facilities in the wake of this summer’s release of heavily edited videos alleging Planned Parenthood violated federal law by selling fetal tissue.

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Arkansas Urges Roberts Court to Rethink ‘Roe’

It's time to re-think the fundamental idea that states do not have the power to ban abortions prior to viability, the State of Arkansas argues.

It’s time to rethink the fundamental idea that states do not have the power to ban abortions prior to viability, the State of Arkansas argues.

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Court Blocks Another Republican Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.

Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.

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Arkansas Planned Parenthood Clinics Stay Funded for Now

A ruling on Friday keeps state funding available for Planned Parenthood clinics until October 2 as Republicans try to defund the health-care organization.

A ruling on Friday keeps state funding available for Planned Parenthood clinics until October 2 as Republicans try to defund the health-care organization.

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Lawsuit Challenges Arkansas Governor’s Attack on Planned Parenthood Funds

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Friday, requesting a federal court overturn Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive to prevent Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Friday, requesting a federal court overturn Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive to prevent the organization from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

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Nebraska Republican Wants to Ban Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

A Nebraska GOP lawmaker is planning to introduce a bill that would criminalize a common medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions.

A Nebraska GOP lawmaker is planning to introduce a bill that would criminalize a common medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions.

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GOP Lawmakers Cut Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funds, Despite Federal Warning

Republicans have justified cutting funding to Planned Parenthood by citing a series of videos published by an anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress.

Republicans have justified cutting funding to Planned Parenthood by citing a series of videos published by an anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress.

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Alabama, Jane Doe, and the Dangers of Fetus-First Laws

The story of an incarcerated woman in Alabama trying to get an abortion is a glimpse into the logical outcome of fetus-first legislation.

The story of an incarcerated woman in Alabama trying to get an abortion is a glimpse into the logical outcome of fetus-first legislation.

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Wisconsin Republicans Push to Ban Fetal Tissue Donation, Require Aborted Fetuses Be Buried or Cremated

Reps. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) and Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) circulated a draft of the bill this week and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) promised a floor vote for the bill even though it hasn’t yet been formally introduced.

Reps. André Jacque (R-De Pere) and Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) circulated a draft of the bill this week and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) promised a floor vote for the bill even though it hasn’t yet been formally introduced.

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