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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Kentucky Legislature Will Vote on Legislation to Ban Abortion Coverage In State Health Exchange

Kentucky Representative Stan Lee. Photo: Facebook.

Abortions already won’t be covered, but one lawmaker wants to be really, really sure.

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Safe Abortion Care Included As An Essential Health Benefit in Connecticut’s State Insurance Plan

Connecticut state healthcare advocate Victoria Veltri. (img src)

Connecticut will allow abortion coverage in their state’s federal insurance plan.

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Thank Goodness Gender Rating Is Over So We Can Pay For Abortion Coverage

Even if the Affordable Care Act stays in place, Republicans already found a way to make women pay more.

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Washington State: Proposed Law Would Retain Insurance Coverage for Abortion

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The law would be a first in the nation to require insurance coverage of abortion.

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Anti-Choice Republicans Using Repeal as Attack on Reproductive Rights

Women’s groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women’s health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women’s health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.

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Move to Remove Abortion Coverage from Numerous Health Care Plans Gains Steam

Kansas lawmakers propose removing abortion from even private insurance coverage as a movement to remove elective abortions as a benefit starts to gain steam.

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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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What’s The Truth About Abortion and ‘Unresolved Issues’ In House Health Reform Legislation?

Are anti-choice Democrats fighting health reform in the House over federal funds for abortion coverage or are they crying wolf – again?

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Roundup: Myth of “Pro-Life Majority” Dispelled in New Gallup Poll

Myth of a “pro-life majority” dispelled by new Gallup poll; Family Research Council ad misleads on abortion coverage; one more time: abortion coverage and health care reform; Clinton visits Congo, announces funding to combat sexual violence in the region.

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