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Is Sadism the Driving Force Behind GOP Rejection of Medicaid Expansion?

There's no reason to reject the Medicaid expansion except pure hatred for lower-income Americans. It doesn't save money; to the contrary, it costs taxpayers more not to expand Medicaid.

There’s no reason to reject the Medicaid expansion except pure hatred for lower-income Americans. It doesn’t save money; to the contrary, it costs taxpayers more not to expand Medicaid.

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Wisconsin ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue to Block Fast-Tracked TRAP Law

Will election concerns have the Wisconsin governor becoming more cautious about abortion restrictions?

Anti-abortion lawmakers in Wisconsin rush through an admitting privileges law and advocates immediate sue to block it.

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Teen Birth Rates Hit Historic Lows; More Access to Contraceptives Credited

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Teen birth rates fell to an historic low in 2011 thanks, in part, to new policies that make it easier for teens to access contraception. 

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Major Medical Societies Call For End to Legislative Intrusion Into Women’s Medical Care and Decisions

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The medical community has been clear: intrusive laws restricting abortion care undermine the relationship between health care providers and their patients and are based on political ideology, not on providing the best possible care.

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Contraception and the Changing Role of Medical Providers in an Over-the-Counter World

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now supports birth control pills being sold over-the-counter. What could our health care system look like if doctors were less involved as gatekeepers to access to contraception?

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Emergency Contraception Should Be Available Over The Counter. And You Can Make That Happen

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Last week, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists called for access to emergency contraception over-the-counter. We need to send a clear signal to Secretary Sebelius that women’s reproductive health and medical science should be the driving force behind public policy. Sign the petition being launched by a broad coalition of medical professionals and advocates today urging Secretary Sebelius to revisit the evidence and remove the restrictions.

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A Closer Look at Nebraska’s Proposed “Fetal Pain” Ban

Nebraska considers a ban on abortions “after the fetus feels pain” based on assumptions that rely on ideology and political calculation, not science.

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