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Todd Akin More Strict on Abortion Than the Catholic Church?

Archbishop Dolan, of NY. Andrew Cusack/andrewcusack.com.

The church tries to clarify its own position on rape, but leaves things even more confusing.

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Todd Akin Doesn’t Know the Difference Between Contraception and Abortion, But He Wants “It” Outlawed

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The Republican challenging Sen. McCaskill doesn’t understand the difference between contraception and abortion, but he still knows abortion is always wrong.

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The Affordable Care Act and Ella: New Potential for an “Old” Drug

In the world of emergency contraception (EC), August 1, 2012 also means one EC option just got a lot more affordable for many women.  

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Activist Fights For Emergency Contraception Availability For Native Women

One in three native women will be raped in her lifetime.  One activist wants to ensure they have access to emergency contraception just in case.

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“Conscience Clause” Gone AMOK — Rape Victim Denied Morning After Pill By Prison Guard

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It’s bad enough that a victim of sexual assault was jailed for an outstanding warrant when she went to report her rape. But being denied emergency contraception by her guard? No wonder she’s suing.

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FDA Revises Online Description of Emergency Contraception to Reflect Current Science

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Heeding the numerous studies that note that emergency contraception shows no eveidence of working by impeding implantation of a fertilized egg, the FDA has changed the online drug description.

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Raped In Oklahoma? Better Know Your Hospitals

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A rape victim is turned away because there is no one on staff able to examine her.

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Does Romney Need a Plan B For His Latest Fundraising Trip?

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The likely Republican nominee will be attending a fundraiser sponsored by the head of the pharmaceutical company that manufactures emergency contraception.

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Alabama’s New Abortion Bill Mis-reported by Associated Press

A recent Associated Press story mis-reported that a bill in Alabama would restrict access to emergency contraception. In fact, the bill restricts medical abortion, a safe, easy method of early termination. The whole incident underscores why it’s important for the mainstream media to be clear on these distinctions.

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Baptist Group Asks Clinic For Money Back Over Emergency Contraception

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After being tipped off by an annonymous pastor, a group asks a clinic to return its grant money because the health clinic offers the “morning-after” pill.

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