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Mother’s Day, at an Abortion Clinic

Escorts stand shoulder to shoulder, bound to strangers in an effort to offer a kind word or two to clients who are exercising their right to make a compassionate, informed, responsible decision, a motherly choice.

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The Abortion Reduction Agenda: What Smells?

To use abortion rates as a valid indicator of success at preventing unintended pregnancy, we must first ensure the accessibility of abortion.

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Get Real! She’s Under 18, How Can She Get an Abortion?

If your girlfriend is pregnant, and does decide abortion is her best choice, having someone with her and having it paid for may be less than she needs: those are but the bare basics.

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A World in Which Women Are Cartoons, Not People

If you can’t grasp the basics — women have minds and feelings, just like men — it’s a short jump to dehumanizing women and girls in other ways.

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Lighting Our Own Torches

We young women have had plenty to fight for all our lives, and we’ve never thought abortion access was a guarantee.

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Save the Endangered Abortion Provider!

On National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, we recognize that the threats to abortion providers have changed since the 1990s. Violent attacks have diminished. But state legislatures are still restricting and targeting providers.

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Sebelius for HHS? Phill Kline Could Spoil the Party, Again

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly Obama’s no. 1 pick for head of HHS. But is her fight against rogue former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline making Obama nervous about anti-choice backlash to picking her?

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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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