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Washington Policy Disclosures Provide Little Clarity on Reproductive Health-Care Access at Hospitals

As required by a new state mandate, most hospitals in Washington have submitted their policies on patients’ access to a variety of health-care options. However, the policies vary significantly in format, information provided, and availability of access for people seeking reproductive health care.

As required by a new state mandate, most hospitals in Washington have submitted their policies on patients’ access to a variety of health-care options. However, the policies vary significantly in format, information provided, and availability of access for people seeking reproductive health care.

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Washington State Rule Would Require Hospitals to Disclose Reproductive Health-Care Services

A bill that would have banned telemedicine abortions died in the Iowa legislature Friday after failing to meet a legislative deadline.

New rules proposed by the Washington health department would require hospitals to disclose what reproductive health-care and end-of-life services they provide. Behind the push are concerns about the ethical religious directives of religiously affiliated hospitals.

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Summer of Choice: Walk for Choice at Germantown Clinic

Activists walk at the Germantown Summer of Choice, July 31, 2011

About 220 people “Walked for Choice” on Sunday July 31 in the beastly Maryland sun in support of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Spirits were high…

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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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An International Perspective on Current Budget Debates about RH

This is pretty dry stuff. Wade through it please!

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The Hyde Amendment: A Legacy of Discrimination

The Hyde Amendment has been wreaking havoc on reproductive rights for low-income women for decades, but where’s the outrage? 

 

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Pro-Choice Voters Pay Taxes Too

I am confused about how to find the check-off box on the Federal Income Tax form that designates where you want your tax dollars to be spent. I actually have spent some time looking for it and cannot find the box to check off my preferences.  It must be there as the recent onslaught of anti-abortion bill sponsors are loudly proclaiming that tax dollars should not be used for abortions and that tax payers object to paying for them.

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Hooray for UNFPA

A MUST SEE video with UNFPA views and the Catholic Church’s views on family planning in the Philippines.

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Women’s Health Advocates Speak Up in Push for Health Reform

Will comprehensive health reform give women access to the services we need, including reproductive health care? Only if we’re on the front lines shaping health reform policy.

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