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Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

More families are going hungry, the NYC Council will vote on requiring CPCs to disclose they are not health care facilities, CRR takes the FDA to court, and more.

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Please Share Your Stories on Health-Related Abortion

To our readers and friends: I would like to interview women and their partners who have had to terminate a pregnancy due to health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or other issues.  Confidentiality assured.  See contact info here…

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Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

Healthcare dominated domestic politics last week. The president wants a bill passed before the August deadline that keeps healthcare costs in check. A new CBO study said the Dem’s healthcare bills won’t cut spending.

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Report: Higher Rates of Unintended Pregnancy, Abortion Among Women of Color

A new report provides strong evidence debunking claims by anti-choice activists that high abortion rates among minorities result from targeted marketing to minority communities.

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Harkin: “We Aren’t Dancing Around the Edges” of Health Care Reform

The current state of health care delivery in America is so grim that U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin no longer uses the word “care” in reference to reform.

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Study Highlights Grim Realities of Rural Obstetric Access

In 1985, over 87 percent of hospitals in remote areas provided obstetric services. Seventeen years later, less than half of existing hospitals offered obstetric services to their communities.

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An Open Letter to Secretary Leavitt

What I ask of you, Secretary Leavitt, is to clarify the new HHS regulations. Release a statement saying that pressing the definition of abortion to include contraception is an unacceptable distortion of these regulations.

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