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The Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Bill Is an Improvement—But It’s Still Not Good Enough

Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better. 

Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better. 

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Demanding Chemical Policy Reform Is a Way to Protect Girls’ Health

A bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act is likely to be introduced in Congress next week. Given some chemicals' effects on causing early puberty in girls, reproductive health advocates should demand strong regulation that removes harmful chemical substances from the market.

A bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act is likely to be introduced in Congress next week. Given some chemicals’ effects on causing early puberty in girls, reproductive health advocates should demand strong regulation that removes harmful chemical substances from the market.

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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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