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Ultrasound Before Abortion: A Wasteful Bullying Tactic

By requiring that a woman go through an additional medical procedure solely for the purpose of telling her what she already knows – that she’s pregnant – ultrasound bills are wasteful and offensive to medical providers.

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Abortion, Contraception, and Sex Ed in the States in 2008

In 2008, a few state legislatures took steps to promote reproductive health, by requiring hospitals to provide information on EC to rape survivors and laying the groundwork for expanding Medicaid family planning coverage.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Clinic

Laughter is part of so many life experiences, including some of the most intense and challenging ones. Yet when it comes to abortion, humor can seem almost entirely taboo.

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“Jailhouse Journal” of an Abortion Provider

What motivates an abortion provider? What brings an individual to this important – and regretfully still controversial – practice of medicine? The answers are as varied as the brave doctors who do the work of helping women.

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Czech Republic: Abortion Services Not “Abortion Tourism” for EU Citizens

Recently, the Czech Republic approved a bill that would extend abortion privileges and other health services to all European Union citizens.

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Get Real! Questions After Abortion, Miscarriage

Will my ob-gyn be able to tell that I’ve had an abortion? How will an abortion affect sex? Heather responds to women’s questions about post-abortion care.

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How to Push Abortion Out of Women’s Reach in Four Days or Less

Family Research Council members convinced a New Jersey hotel to stop offering discounted room rates to women coming to the state seeking abortion care. Is cutting off assistance for lodging and travel for women seeking abortion care the best way to help or simply a low-blow to women in vulnerable circumstances?

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Abortion Providers = Women’s Rights Defenders

Abortion providers have been threatened, attacked, and even murdered by anti-choice extremists. If the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recognizes them as women’s rights defenders, would providers be better protected?

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Hyde Amendment Robs Women of Reproductive Choice

Barack Obama gets flack from the anti-choice blogosphere for opposing the Hyde Amendment. When federal funding is withheld from covering abortion care, what really happens to women?

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Averting Their Eyes from Assault on Women’s Health

A new Oklahoma law permits women seeking abortion to avert their eyes while an ultrasound is performed — but requires them to hear a description of what the ultrasound is displaying.

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