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What Is Going on With Admitting Privileges Legislation in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania State Capitol

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently asked Planned Parenthood facilities in the state to submit transfer agreement and admitting privileges information, even though the state currently does not require clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A spokesperson said a department employee was acting on his or her own.

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Group Plans to Open First-of-Its-Kind All-Options Pregnancy Center

Backline operates a talkline, available seven days a week, that offers non-biased information concerning pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and abortion.

The All Options Pregnancy Resource Center, which will be located in Bloomington, Indiana, is seen by its supporters as an antidote to the strategy employed at anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers of limiting accurate information about and access to abortion care.

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Anti-Choicers Desperately Insist You See Things That Are Clearly Not There

Abortion counselor Emily Letts, whose video of her first-trimester abortion has gone viral.

What’s most fascinating about the reactions to Emily Letts’ video of her abortion is the role fantasy plays in criticisms from the right, and what that generally says about the state of debate over abortion in this country—specifically, the fantasy that there’s a “baby” or even a “fetus” involved in an abortion like Letts’.

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What the Many Reactions to Emily Letts’ Video Tell Us About Society’s Views on Abortion

Emily Letts' video of her abortion, "This Is My Story," has gone viral.

Since the video Letts shot of her abortion went viral, the reactions have been varied: There are people who need help resolving their feelings after an abortion, and ostensibly pro-choice people who’ve chided her, saying she isn’t a perfect spokesperson for the cause since she acknowledged that she wasn’t using birth control when she got pregnant.

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Pennsylvania ‘Pro-Life Caucus’ to Re-Introduce Admitting Privileges Bill

Galvanized by a recent ruling regarding Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking support to re-introduce an admitting privileges bill.

Galvanized by a recent ruling regarding Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking support to re-introduce an admitting privileges bill.

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Study Finds High Rates of Satisfaction With Abortion Care

Knowing what patients value and need from a clinic at the time of their abortion can help us make sure that abortion care is not only safe, but also patient-centered and provided in a compassionate manner.

Knowing what patients value and need from a clinic at the time of their abortion can help us make sure that abortion care is not only safe, but also patient-centered and provided in a compassionate manner.

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ACLU Sues Kansas for Ban on Comprehensive Insurance Coverage Including Abortion

Gov. Brownback signs ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.

Today the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri brought a challenge against my home state’s ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.  The case was brought on behalf of the ACLU’s members who are losing their abortion coverage as a result of the law – I am one of those members.

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Defending the Rights of the Women Who Defend Us

U.S. servicewomen put their lives on the line for us every day. We owe it to them to fight for their dignity and respect their choices.

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Testify: Washington Crisis Pregnancy Center Bill Receives Hearing

Today Washington State advocates for and against a bill mandating limited service pregnancy centers provide accurate, clear, honest and timely information about their services turned out by the hundreds. If the legislation passes, Washington State will become the first in the nation to legislate crisis pregnancy centers statewide.

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FRC Misleads on Catholic Hospitals, Abortion Care

Three Catholic hospitals are for sale in Pennsylvania and the anti-choice Family Research Council is blaming it on the non-existent taxpayer funded abortion care in health care reform.

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