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Abortion Remains A Foil for Opponents of Reform

All the sexual health-specific sturm und drang around the process of health reform over the past few months has resulted in a set of bills all of which that take roughly the same “abortion neutral” approach.

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VIDEO: Senator Reid Expresses Support for Public Option And Elimination of Health Disparities Faced by Women and Disabled

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met with other Senate leaders to discuss health reform legislation. During this brief video Senator Reid expresses his support for a public option in the final health care bill, and also declares the time has come to end denial of health insurance based on sex, disability and other "pre-existing" conditions.

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Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky Leads Protest Against Abortion Clinic

A clinic escort in Louisville, Kentucky describes the scene outside the clinic at which she volunteers as the Archibishop of Louisville leads a protest. Also watch our video of the march.

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Increasing Access to Abortion Through Advanced Practice Clinicians: An Advocacy Agenda

It is time to acknowledge that PAs, NPs and CNMs [collectively known as advanced practice clinicians (APCs)] are capable and qualified to provide abortion care services, but that current efforts to provide this care are thwarted by both the politics of health care and the politics of abortion.

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Bridging the Divide on Health Care for Women

We need to expand access to affordable, quality health care, and should find a way to make it a reality. Planned Parenthood is ready to work. We invite others to join us so that Americans no longer suffer under a broken health care system.

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Nebraska Police Brace for Onslaught at Carhart Clinic

Will Bellevue, Neb., become the new Wichita as the epicenter of the anti-abortion protest movement? Not if Herb Evers can help it.

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Carhart Stands Firm Amidst Protests

The biggest “pro-life” proponent in Bellevue, Neb., didn’t join the phalanx of 65 anti-choice protesters on the sidewalk next to Dr. Leroy Carhart’s clinic over the weekend. He was too busy providing reproductive health care to dozens of women inside.

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Rural Women in Minnesota Face Obstacles to Health Care

In Minnesota, lack of health insurance, lack of clinics, and factors like poverty, geographic isolation and even extreme winters all reduce rural women’s access to health care.

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The Anti-choice Agenda: The Reality Behind Opposition to Health Reform

Universal health care will save lives, and likely lower the abortion rate. But given a choice between preventing abortion and punishing women for sex, the anti-choice movement chooses the latter every time.

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Stigma Threatens Reproductive Health Care Access in Rural Iowa

Women living in rural Iowa who need reproductive health care — from contraception to diagnostic tests to abortion — are too often left without access to the services they need.

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