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Enough Is Enough: Repeal Hyde Now

As we acknowledge the passage of Hyde 38 years ago this month, it is important to look at how the amendment helped to usher in a wave of anti-choice legislation that has the most detrimental impacts on poor communities of color—especially in states like Mississippi.

As we acknowledge the passage of Hyde 38 years ago this month, it is important to look at how the amendment helped to usher in a wave of anti-choice legislation that has the most detrimental impacts on poor communities of color—especially in states like Mississippi.

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Ted Cruz Deceives Conservative Crowd on Birth Control Benefit Lawsuits

Sen. Ted Cruz made two patently false statements at the Values Voter Summit on Friday when he said “Right now, the federal government is suing the Little Sisters of the Poor to try to force Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-inducing drugs." (Above, Cruz speaks at the 2011 Values Voter Summit.)

Sen. Ted Cruz made two patently false statements at the Values Voter Summit on Friday when he said “Right now, the federal government is suing the Little Sisters of the Poor to try to force Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

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Sen. Murray Introduces Legislation to Improve Emergency Contraception Education, Access

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Sen. Patty Murray has introduced a bill that would both educate the public about emergency contraception and make it available to more rape survivors who go to the emergency room.

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New Census Numbers Show Consequences of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows that among the eleven major metropolitan areas with uninsured rates higher than the national average, seven of them are in states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows that among the eleven major metropolitan areas with uninsured rates higher than the national average, seven of them are in states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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CVS Illegally Charged 11,000 Women Contraceptive Co-Pay

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) sent letters to the CEOs of CVS Health and Walgreens earlier this month calling for them to correct a coding error that led to the illegal charges, and to provide remedies to women who had been unjustly charged.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) sent letters to the CEOs of CVS Health and Walgreens this month calling for them to correct a coding error that led to the illegal charges, and to provide remedies to women who had been unjustly charged.

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Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration's latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short.

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration’s latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short.

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Pennsylvania Auditor General to Investigate $48 Million Spent on Corbett’s Medicaid Expansion Alternative

Pennsylvania officials will look into $48 million in undisclosed spending in the roll out of Healthy PA, the state’s alternative to Medicaid expansion.

Pennsylvania officials will look into $48 million in undisclosed spending in the roll out of Healthy PA, the state’s alternative to Medicaid expansion.

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The Aftermath of ‘Hobby Lobby': Multiple Attacks on Contraception Access

Conservatives are getting aggressive in arguing they have a right to directly interfere with your ability to get contraception, and they may win.

Suing to keep grown daughters from accessing contraception, or to keep employees from having coverage for contraception from somewhere besides the health-care plan you offer? Conservatives are getting aggressive in arguing they have a right to directly interfere with your ability to get contraception, and they may win.

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Abortion Insurance Coverage Is Imperative for Women’s Safety

When elected officials push policies to deny insurance coverage for abortion care, they make it unaffordable for many women to receive quality treatment. As a physician and as a woman, this concerns me immensely.

When elected officials push policies to deny insurance coverage for abortion care, they make it unaffordable for many women to receive quality treatment. As a physician and as a woman, this concerns me immensely.

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The Health Costs of Delayed Action on Immigration Reform

There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.

There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.

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