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Another Planet: Abortion in Norway

Norway, where abortion is not politicized, has a better record than the United States with respect to teenage pregnancies and births, but also has a lower abortion rate—a reflection, among other things, of Norwegians’ better access to contraception, its comprehensive sex education policies, and its generally more mature attitude toward human sexuality.

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Almost Fifty Years After Griswold, We’re Still Fighting for Access to Contraception

Estelle Griswold, left, of New Haven, Connecticut, reading a newspaper account of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in her case.

Nearly 50 years after the landmark 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, which legalized family planning and the right to individual privacy in family planning decisions, women in the United States are battling to maintain their right to access birth control.

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“The Pill Kills” Protesters Unwittingly Help Hundreds of North Texans Get Contraception

A Catholic group claims contraceptives kill women, children and marriage, despite scientific evidence to the contrary. Rather than refute preposterous claims, Planned Parenthood raised nearly $7,000 in response to protesters.

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Indiana’s Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

While Indiana’s anti-abortion Republicans (and a select few Democrats) dig in their heels, thousands of people who use Medicaid to pay for birth control, STD testing and treatment, cervical cancer screening and breast exams are at risk.

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For More Than 200 Million Women, A World Without Options

Today, there are over 200 million women in the developing world who want to prevent or delay pregnancy, but are not using any means of modern contraception. But the greatest tragedy is that this figure has not budged in nearly two decades.

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Bryan Kemper and LifeNews Thinks Every Tornado Victim Should Get Pregnant

In their zeal to attack Planned Parenthood, anti-choice activists pretend Planned Parenthood offered abortions to tornado victims, then scrubbed the article.

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GOP Salivates at Prospect of Cutting Funds for World’s Poorest Women

The Republican/Tea Party majorities in the House of Representatives are, literally, salivating at the prospect of cutting aid to the world’s poorest women.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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