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Roundup: Follow-Up Friday, And a Star Wars Birth

From Florida to Wisconsin, a brief follow up to all of the roundup stories posted earlier this week. And a Mother’s Day mini roundup with an extra geeky treat.

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Roundup: “Shut the F— Up” About Abortions?

Choice advocates told to “shut the f— up” in Canada, and one Florida legislator has his own interest in female bodily autonomy.

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Canada: Let’s Ban Coerced Childbirth

Anti-choicers want to ban coercing a woman into abortion, but a better idea would be a law that prohibits the much more common practice of coercing a woman into childbirth.

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Roundup: Tennessee Bill a “Preemptive Strike” Against Including Abortion in Future Healthcare Exchanges

Tennessee looks to be the first state to try passing legislation to “opt-out” of including abortion coverage in health insurance exchanges while Hillary Clinton in Canada reiterates that you can’t have “maternal health without reproductive health” which includes access to abortion.

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Roundup: Canada’s Pro-Choice Politicians Lose Vote On Family Planning

While the U.S. just had our pro-choice politicians put their priorities to a vote, Canada also went through a similar power-struggle between their pro- and anti-choice forces. In Canada’s case, it was the anti-choice side that came out ahead.

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Canada “Opens Door” to Family Planning Programs in Global Effort to Reduce Maternal Death

In response to severe criticism of its rejection of family planning as part of global maternal health programs, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper now says that the “door is not closed” on providing contraception. 

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Study: Abortion May Affect Future Pregnancy

According to a new Canadian study, having an abortion could potentially
put woman at risk for problematic pregnancies if they decide to have a
child later on.

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Vancouver Pharmacy Says No to Trans People

An all-women pharmacy in Vancouver sounds like a great resource if you’re a bio-woman, but what about the population of transgender sex workers that are in need of safer sex education and, potentially, rape counseling?

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Canada’s Teens Increasingly Abstinent

Lately it seems like many of us in the United States are in a tizzy over abstinence-only programs.

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Barack Obama and the Native Vote

The leadership of Barack Obama in the United States of America is good for Native people, and you can sure as hell bet that a whole lot of us voted for him, and are counting on him to really care about the issues we are facing.

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