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The Affordable Care Act: Hope for Health Care Equality For All

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The Affordable Care Act is the most ground-breaking piece of legislation passed in our lifetimes to address the kinds of health disparities experienced by people of color. This law will grant access to quality health care to an estimated 32 million people who otherwise would not have been able to afford it–our sisters, our mothers, our primos, and our neighbors.

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Can a Female Governor Hold Back an Anti-Choice Tide in North Carolina?

Just hours before a looming midnight deadline on Monday, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed a state bill mandating an abortion waiting period and pre-abortion counseling. But the fight is not over yet.

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Cutting Family Planning Funding Makes No Sense

Whether we’re talking about health care, budgets or the economy, cutting publicly-funded family planning programs makes no sense. 

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Reproductive Freedom is My Fight, Too, and I’m Taking it to the Voting Booth

Maria Peeples

The overwhelming majority of my generation rejects the Republican agenda. Four in five of us support expanded access to birth control for women who can’t afford it, and a solid two-thirds of us support LGBT marriage equality and the availability of abortion care, according to a new national poll of the millennial generation by the Public Religion Research Institute.  I am taking that to the polls in 2012.

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With “Informed Consent” Bill, Texas Legislators Serve the Needs of… Texas Legislators

During Monday’s smug, self-congratulating second reading of House Bill 15, a Republican talk radio host from Houston, may not have realized how much he slipped when he said he liked the bill because of its power in “addressing the needs of the members in the House and the Senate.”

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What the Attack on Medicaid Means for Reproductive Health Care

Any cut to Medicaid is a threat to reproductive healthcare.  During this political War on Women, it is not unreasonable to assume that the first thing on the chopping block will be reproductive health services and women’s health care.

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The Anti-Choice Movement: “Not Intended to Be Factual”

Little did Senator Jon Kyl’s office realized that when they said his lies about Planned Parenthood on the floor of the Senate were “not intended as factual statements,” they were describing the entire basis of the anti-choice movement.

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Doctor Who Performed Illegal Abortions Indicted for Murder

A doctor who performed late abortions mostly on poor and immigrant women is facing eight counts of murder. How does stigma and fear around abortion contribute to such a deadly scenario?

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Study Debunks Theory of “Post-Abortion Syndrome”

A new study finds little support for the “abortion-as-trauma” framework pushed by anti-choice advocates who claim that a woman who chooses to terminate a pregnancy is at higher risk of mental health problems.

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Now is the Time to Save Women from Needless Death

Last week, more than 200 providers, policymakers, advocates and NGO workers put abortion on the table, and reaffirmed the promises African leaders and governments have made to African women.

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