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Senate Committee Votes On A Repeal Of Abortion Ban for Servicewomen

Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would repeal the long-standing ban on using private funds for abortion care for military women seeking an abortion on a U.S. military base.

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The Doula Movement: Making the Radical a Reality by Trusting Pregnant Women

The birth doula movement has certainly grown over the past few years, and innovative and radical projects have expanded care for pregnant people who might otherwise not receive it, such as young mothers and women in prison. During this time, The Doula Project has been building on a new model of doula care: one that supports pregnant people having abortions and choosing adoption.

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Memo to Dems: You’re Not My Heroes Anymore

The Democrats want Martha Coakley elected in Massachusetts today to get the 60th vote for a health care bill that presently renders American women unequal to the men around them. I can no longer support this.

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The Nelson “Compromise:” What It Will Cost Us

By catering to Nelson, the Bishops, and fundamentalists, the Senate aided the anti-choice forces in achieving one of their primary goals: further stigmatizing reproductive and sexual health care, and making it harder for women to get.

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The “Real Life” Effects of Stupak-Pitts: An Analysis by Legal Experts at Planned Parenthood

What are the real-life effects of the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the House health care bill? An analysis by experts on health law, and reproductive and sexual health issues, shows just how far it goes.

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Close Vote on Stupak: Updated List of Members to Call NOW!

A close vote on the Stupak amendment; women’s groups calling for immediate and urgent calls to these representatives.

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Stupak Will Vote for Reform Even With Abortion Coverage

Congressman Bart Stupak says that while he is leading the charge to eliminate abortion care from both private and public insurance policies, he will support health care reform legislation even if he loses.

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To Congress on Health Reform: Improve It and Move It!

The America’s Healthy Futures Act takes important steps to fix a broken system, but still fails miserably when it comes to making coverage affordable for those who need it most. We’ve waited long enough. The Senate needs to improve it and move it!

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Increasing Access to Abortion Through Advanced Practice Clinicians: An Advocacy Agenda

It is time to acknowledge that PAs, NPs and CNMs [collectively known as advanced practice clinicians (APCs)] are capable and qualified to provide abortion care services, but that current efforts to provide this care are thwarted by both the politics of health care and the politics of abortion.

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The Bigger Picture: The Politics of Health Reform, Medicaid, and Access to Abortion

Health reform was supposed expand care, not exacerbate existing inequalities. Will Obama and the majority Democratic Congress preside over the biggest cutback in reproductive health care for poor women and women of color in decades?

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