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After the EC Decision, A Lifelong, Third Generation Democrat Wonders Where She Belongs

Today’s news about our own Kathleen Sebelius’ overruling the FDA on EC for youth in need of pregnancy prevention is cause for a second continuous day for disappointment.  This act serves as one more nail in the women’s rights coffin… jointly constructed by the Republican AND Democratic Party.  As a lifelong, 3rd generation Democrat, I feel like a red-headed stepchild born of two blond parents, slightly out of place and wondering to whom I really belong. 

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The Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception: A Neglected Option

Did you know that for emergency contraception (EC), the copper IUD is more than 99 percent effective?

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New York City Reins In ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

Earlier this month, the New York City Council passed a bill which requires limited service pregnancy centers, also known as crisis pregnancy centers, to disclose the services they do and don’t provide. These centers which are not health care facilities, have a history of lying to women and disseminating misinformation in service to their anti-abortion agenda.

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Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception? The FDA Saga Continues

Are you tired of waiting for the FDA to get its head out of you-know-where and finally approve over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception?  Then let them know.

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How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.

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In Maryland Hospital Debate, Women’s Health Ignored

Another fight is brewing over Catholic hospitals and reproductive health care – this time in Maryland, where a dispute over building a hospital may result in fewer options for abortion care, contraception, fertility treatments and other health services.

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Washington State Pharmacy Board Says No to Refusal

Good news from Washington State where the Board of Pharmacy just voted to ensure that pharmacies may not refuse to dispense legal medication to patients – without discrimination or delay.

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Am I Pregnant?

If you’re worried, check out Planned Parenthood’s newest online tool – a widget designed to help you figure out if you’re pregnant, what options are available and how to access those options.

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The Launch of ella: A New Way to Prevent Pregnancy, Another Anti-Choice Controversy

A new form of emergency contraception, ella, is now available to women in the United States. And predictably, the far right is up in arms.

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Washington State Moves to Allow Pharmacies to Refuse to Dispense EC

In an unexpected move, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy moves to change a rule which prevents pharmacies from being able to refuse to dispense emergency contraception. But the public outcry, once again, may be too much to ignore.

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