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Report from Texas: Will Legislature Eliminate Access to Birth Control?

A colleague of ours working in the Texas legislature and wishing to remain anonymous has sent a report detailing efforts to eliminate funding for birth control in the state.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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Supporting Mothers Is Sound Foreign Policy

When mothers around the world are supported – by ensuring they have access to family planning – families, communities, and nations flourish.

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A Play: As In “Playing” In Indiana

Governor Daniels has an abortion and runs for President.

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Defund It All, Let God Sort It Out

There’s a new crusade in the U.S., a crusade against any type of sex not solely for procreation.  The sword is the taxpayer funding, and the aggressors don’t care who their victims are.

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What the Attack on Medicaid Means for Reproductive Health Care

Any cut to Medicaid is a threat to reproductive healthcare.  During this political War on Women, it is not unreasonable to assume that the first thing on the chopping block will be reproductive health services and women’s health care.

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It’s a Rainy Day in Texas for Women and Children

Texas lawmakers are spending warm Texas weekends deciding whether autistic kids or poor women deserve more resources, while they pay crisis pregnancy counselors more than registered nurses.

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(UPDATE AND ACTION) The Global Gag Rule: Life Sentence for the World’s Poorest Women

If budget negotiations lead to re-instatement of the Global Gag Rule, it will not reduce the deficit one penny. It will instead eviscerate family planning and force providers to choose between U.S. funding and serving women in need.

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