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Right-Wingers Again Try to Scuttle UN Convention on Rights of Disabled

Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Michael Farris and Rick Santorum, defeated ratification of a U.N. treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?

Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Michael Farris and Rick Santorum, defeated ratification of a UN treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?

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House Committee Advances D.C. Spending Ban on Abortion

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

Every year since 1996, Congress has blocked the District of Columbia from spending its own local tax dollars to fund abortions for low-income women. This year is no different.

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On Day Two, Right-Wing Confab Turns Up Heat on Abortion Issue

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition's national conference, Ralph Reed lauded Phyllis Schlafly for defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, and Schlafly took credit for turning the GOP against abortion.

On day two of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, evangelical leaders clashed on abortion and economic policy. But opposing abortion was deemed a winning issue by movement elders like Phyllis Schlafly and young activists alike.

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Get Real! Accessing Abortion When You Need Funding and a Judicial Bypass

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

What can you do when you need an abortion, but you’re a minor in a state where you need parental permission  you probably can’t get and you don’t have money? Here are some initial steps.

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Tweet Roundup: The Hard Facts About the #Gosnell Trial

On April 16, 2013 RH Reality Check livetweeted during its call to help journalists and bloggers get a full accurate picture of the Kermit Gosnell trial. Here are the highlights.

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Learning the Right Lessons From the Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Disaster

Gosnell’s clinic is an extreme version of what I call “rogue clinics,” facilities that today prey on women, primarily women of color and often immigrants, in low-income communities.

Gosnell’s clinic is an extreme version of what I call “rogue clinics,” facilities that today prey on women, primarily women of color and often immigrants, in low-income communities.

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Why Did They Seek Abortions There? How Abortion Bans Threaten Women’s Lives

Such obstacles — legal and financial barriers, social stigma or language barriers — do not affect all women equally.

Around the world — even here in Pennsylvania — women face obstacles to legitimate medical care, including preventive services like contraception, prenatal care and safe abortion care. However, such obstacles — legal and financial barriers, social stigma or language barriers — do not affect all women equally.

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Dr. Gosnell Is Not Me

I am more dedicated than ever to making safe abortion an option for everyone.

Dr. Gosnell’s story reminds me that too many women in this country can’t get the kind of care my colleagues and I offer. I am more dedicated than ever to making safe abortion an option for everyone.

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‘The Yellow Room’: Illegal Abortion as Feminist Gothic Horror Film

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Young filmmaker Assal Ghawami has written and directed a film that brings together themes of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with a story of a contemporary back-alley abortion.

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In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools

The bill would prevent anyone who works for an abortion provider from volunteering at their child’s school.

It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.

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