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At Global Leadership Council Meeting, Silence on Family Planning

It’s time for acknowledgement of the world’s best-kept little secret—family planning saves lives, boosts economic growth, and makes for a safer world.

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Maloney and Menendez Introduce Bill to End Deceptive Practices by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced a bill entitled the “Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women’s Services Act” (SDAWS), which would crack down on clinics (so-called crisis pregnancy centers) which falsely advertise themselves as a honest providers of information and services for women facing unintended and untenable pregnancies.

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Report from Texas: Will Legislature Eliminate Access to Birth Control?

A colleague of ours working in the Texas legislature and wishing to remain anonymous has sent a report detailing efforts to eliminate funding for birth control in the state.

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My Transnational Contraception Story

My experience with health care in my native country led me to take health insurance for granted and consider health care as a human right. What a shocking experience to come to the U.S. as a penniless international student!

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Keep Abortion Safe and Legal? Yes. Make it Rare? Not the Point.

What if we stopped focusing on the number of abortions and instead focused on the women themselves?

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Neither Victims Nor Voiceless: Sex Workers Speaking for Themselves (VIDEO)

The exercise of human rights should not be contingent on whether or not you think a person’s choices or circumstances are a good way to live or be. Entangling morality with a conversation about rights and painting a portrait of people in the sex industry as victims without voices only perpetuates their disempowerment.

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Unintended Consequences of Health Reform in Massachusetts: New Barriers to Contraception

One unintended consequence of Massachusetts’ innovative 2007 reform legislation is reduced contraceptive access for low-income women. We can’t repeat this mistake nationally.

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Baltimore City Council Passes Crisis Pregnancy Center Accountability Bill

“Crisis pregnancy” centers in Baltimore must now display signs stating they do not provide abortions or birth-control referrals under a measure approved by the City Council Monday night and thought to be the first of its kind in the nation.”

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“Fungibility” and Abortion in Health Reform: Irrational… But Effective and Dangerous

In their zeal to block virtually all coverage of safe, legal abortion services in health care plans, the U.S. Catholic Bishops are using the flawed argument of “fungibility.”

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Roundup: The Face of Conservatism: One Arizona Law Makes Guns Far More Accessible/Portable; The Other Restricts Women’s Rights

In what some might consider an ironic twist, on Wednesday in Arizona, a law making guns more easy to access and carry in public went into effect the same day that restrictions on women’s rights to choose abortion also went into effect,
stirring controversy among Arizona residents, businesses, organizations and politicians.

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