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When Politics Trump Science Women Lose

After carefully considering her situation and making a personal decision, a young woman heads to her local pharmacy.  Unfortunately for this young woman, politics and an unwarranted age restriction have followed her to the counter and will deny her access to the emergency contraceptive she needs.  

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Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

More families are going hungry, the NYC Council will vote on requiring CPCs to disclose they are not health care facilities, CRR takes the FDA to court, and more.

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Repro Rights Roundup: Afternoon-Style

William Saletan provides some “lessons for the pro-life crowd”; the FDA gets sued over emergency contraception; Rep. Steve Driehaus drops his complaint against the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List and more.

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Just Facts: Is It Harmful to Take Emergency Contraception Multiple Times?

What is emergency contraception?  And is it harmful to keep taking it?

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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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Barrett Claims Again That Walker is “Too Extreme” for Wisconsin

The Barrett for Governor campaign releases another ad claiming Scott Walker is too extreme for the state, this time on focusing on rape and abortion.

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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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Nick Cannon: Anti-Choice Double Standards on the Airwaves

It would be nice if Cannon could treat all women the way he’d like his own wife, sisters and daughters to be treated; with respect and privacy to make their own reproductive decisions.

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Emergency contraception: The next frontier for our two-tier reproductive health system?

The new post-coital contraceptive, ulipristal (also known as ella), has been FDA approved. As a doctor who wants women to have as many choices as possible, I’m thrilled to have another option to offer to women.  But this particular new choice actually leaves me feeling queasy.

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A Step Backward in Washington: State to Undo Rule Mandating Pharmacies Fill Prescriptions Without Discrimination

The Board of Pharmacy for the state of Washington has officially submitted a proposal to rewrite its own rule, which mandated that pharmacies fill prescriptions “without delay or discrimination.”

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