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Hard Road Ahead Before New Wichita Abortion Clinic Becomes a Reality

Trust Women’s purchase of the building that housed Dr. George Tiller’s former health care facility is welcome news, but it must be viewed within the context of the on-the-ground reality that is Kansas abortion policy, politics, and history.

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Open Letter to Representative Trent Franks: What Caring About Women and Babies Really Looks Like

Dear Representative Trent Franks and other anti-choice politicians: Stop claiming you care about women and babies. You didn’t care about me when I was raped, and you don’t care about the suffering of American people. How dare you suggest otherwise.

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In California, A Measure To Expand Access to Safe Abortion Care Fails

In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care. Sen. Kehoe withdrew the bill Friday because it lacked enough votes to pass a key legislative committee.

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Summer of Choice: Walk for Choice at Germantown Clinic

Activists walk at the Germantown Summer of Choice, July 31, 2011

About 220 people “Walked for Choice” on Sunday July 31 in the beastly Maryland sun in support of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Spirits were high…

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Memo to the Administration: You Can’t Be Pro-Choice Unless You Support Equal Access

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America.

The Obama Administration continues to claim that it supports the right of a woman to make her own decision about whether and when to have a child. But it turns out that the Administration only stands firm when that woman has economic resources.

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Beyond Federal Funding for Contraception: Taking a Firm Stance on the Hyde Amendment

The term “pro-choice” has very little meaning if we are only defending the choice for those who can afford it.

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Indiana’s Eric Turner Doesn’t Trust Women to Make Choices OR Tell the Truth

Silencing the voices of victims and restricting our access to abortion are both ways of maintaining a status quo in which our bodies are not our own.

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Legislative Rape: GOP Seeks to End Abortion Assistance to Rape Victims

Cong. Chris Smith and other (Democratic and Republican) co-sponsors of H.R.3 not only want to restrict your right to use private funds to pay for an abortion, but also want rape victims to prove they were raped “enough” to “deserve” abortions.

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Illegal Abortion Providers and Anti-Choice Irresponsibility

Most mature political actors accept that their policies have consequences. Why can’t anti-choicers accept that restricting abortion means more predators like Kermit Gosnell will get customers?

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