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Don’t Drink the Water: The West Virginia Chemical Spill as a Reproductive Justice Issue

Pregnant women and young families continue to face environmental, economic, and legislative hardships more than six weeks after a devastating chemical spill in West Virginia.

Pregnant women and young families continue to face environmental, economic, and legislative hardships more than six weeks after a devastating chemical spill in West Virginia.

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State Legislative Trends in 2010: Abortion Restrictions Once Again Dominate

Even as state legislators were largely preoccupied by ongoing budget crises in 2010, issues related to reproductive health and rights nonetheless garnered significant legislative attention.

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Tampon Safety and Our Monthly Affair with Toxins

While BPA (bisphenol A) is now receiving a lot of attention from environmental and reproductive health advocates, another chemical affecting women’s reproductive health is sliding under the radar: Dioxin.

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Preserving Ovaries, Preserving Health

In light of new research, will women be informed that preserving their ovaries may preserve their health?

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A Cleaner, Greener Planet

As pro-choice individuals and organizations who believe in enabling people to decide when the time is right (and when it is not) to have children, environmental efforts are not just nice “add-ons” but a fundamental part of our mission.

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Abstinence Causes Breast Cancer! Or, How to Distort Facts to Suit Your Own Agenda

In a reader diary post, Miranda Spencer says Jill Stanek contorts an investigative piece on the role of environmental factors in heightening breast cancer risk into an apologia for abortion.

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Can Chemical Abortions Be Linked to Midwestern Agriculture?

Driving across a rural Iowa highway, anti-abortion signs are almost as common a sight as farmers spraying crops. Now there is a growing body of evidence linking the substances sprayed on fields to human reproductive health issues, including unintended abortions.

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Overlooking Evidence: Media Ignore Environmental Connections to Breast Cancer

Research is finding that the causes of breast cancer may include timing and pattern of exposure to certain chemicals. You won’t find that in the headlines.

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Vatican: Choosing to Lie Rather Than Respect Women

Why, when it comes to reproductive rights, does the Vatican turns its back on millennia of teaching about the satanic nature of lying?

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The Vatican’s Misleading Birth Control Story

While there is evidence that estrogenic contaminants are impacting the environment, there is no evidence that oral contraceptives are the main culprit. And what about the benefits of contraception to the environment?

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