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The Politics of Choice In Washington’s Senate Race

In Washington State, anti-choice Republican Dino Rossi challenges incumbent U.S. Senator Patty Murray, one of the more staunch women’s health and rights supporters in Congress.

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IUDs: Now for Emergencies?

The Copper IUD as a form of emergency contraception? Researchers say it’s almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy if inserted five days after unprotected sex. But, honestly, is it feasible for most women to run to their doctor and have an IUD inserted “asap”?!

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Why is Washington State Flip-Flopping on Pharmacy Refusal?

Suddenly and without warning the Washington state Board of Pharmacy has re-written the rules barring pharmacy refusal – rules decided with extensive public input three years ago.

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Emergency Contraception: Dispelling Media Myths and Misperceptions

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are now available in many countries, but have failed to have the desired impact on unwanted pregnancy rates. Why is this? Earlier barriers to access are becoming less and less prevalent. A market for ECPs has been demonstrated and numerous manufacturers and distributors are keen to supply ECPs products; in many countries they are starting to be mainstreamed into norms, pre-service training, and services.

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The Bishops’ “Dixi”-Land Ban

Public policy on sex, sexuality and reproduction in a pluralistic society must be based on evidence, science, justice, reason and civil discourse. So when the Catholic Bishops or others throw a political tantrum, we must never reward them.

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Emergency Contraception: Have We Come Full Circle?

Asserting that emergency contraception is “not effective enough” begs two questions: what level of effectiveness is enough and who decides this – women or providers?

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LifeSiteNews Lies to Women About Plan B and Abortion

This article, one of the worst examples of LifeSiteNews’s consistent mischaracterization of EC, is truly negligent.

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Spreading Rumors About Rape Kits Won’t Prevent Violence Against Women

Rumors won’t bring rape victims justice — but asking tough questions about which presidential candidate will push policy that addresses violence against women in this country and abroad might.

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Get Me the Plan B Already!

Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services put 20,000 emergency contraceptive pills in the hands of 10,000 women last year. Is preventing unwanted pregnancy as simple as that? Yes. And no.

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Get Real! Can I Just Use EC as Birth Control?

Using emergency contraception more than once won’t do you harm, but Plan B is likely not a workable long-term birth control plan.

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