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US Abortion Rate Lowest Since Legalization; Racial Disparities Persist

The 2004 abortion rate in the United States is the lowest it has been since national legalization, but the overall rate masks stark disparities in the abortion rate among different racial and ethnic groups.

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Public Comments On Patient Rights vs. Provider Conscience

There are only 13 days left to comment on the HHS regulations that allow physician’s to opt out of providing services like contraception and family planning to which they object – even if it’s in the best interest of the patient.

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With State Approval, Nurses Un-Educated on Contraception

A continuing education program for nurses in California indoctrinates providers with anti-contraception ideology — part of the larger project to stock health care professions with anti-choicers who hide behind religion to refuse health care.

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The Bush Administration’s Tortured Logic

An administration that has done everything in its power to oppose abortion is now going after the very thing that can best prevent unintended pregnancies.

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The Stealth Assault on Reproductive Rights

According to new HHS regulations, you can have an “abortion” without even being pregnant.

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At IAC, Moving Forward on SRH/HIV Integration

At the International AIDS Conference, a broad global consensus supports the integration of reproductive health services in HIV prevention, while the U.S. government remains reluctant to acknowledge these crucial linkages.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Fight Proposed HHS Regs

Minnesota lawmakers overwhelmingly passed legislation last year to ensure the availability of emergency contraception to rape survivors. Under new proposed regulations, those women could be denied appropriate treatment.

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The Pill — Lifestyle Drug or Medical Necessity?

On the right to contraception, pro-choicers have a slam dunk argument, right? But anti-choicers can chip away at contraceptive access without us noticing — by redefining birth control as a luxury item, not a medical necessity.

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