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A False Choice in Virginia and Everywhere: Pitting ‘Health Care’ Against Reproductive Health Care

It was not with just a little bit of discordance when McAuliffe turned around and chose to retain the member of McDonnell's cabinet most charged with implementing his anti-choice laws: Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel.

For one thing, health care doesn’t live up to its own name if it segregates and excludes the medical needs—including abortion, contraception, and family planning—of some because of the discriminatory belief systems of others.

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Medication Abortion Bill Heads to Gov. Pence—Is He Ready to Govern as a Fiscal Conservative?

A bill written specifically to stop a clinic in Lafayette, Indiana, from offering terminations will now go into effect, leaving Planned Parenthood of Indiana to make some tough choices.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is about to come to a crossroads in his political career. Will he chose to embrace his new “moderate” stance, or live up to his former social conservative past?

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Wisconsin Legislators Push for Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill

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I assume “Woman’s Right to Know Her Unborn Child Before She Murders Him or Her and Is Haunted for the Rest of Her Life Act” was too long?

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Major Medical Societies Call For End to Legislative Intrusion Into Women’s Medical Care and Decisions

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The medical community has been clear: intrusive laws restricting abortion care undermine the relationship between health care providers and their patients and are based on political ideology, not on providing the best possible care.

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New Virginia Dept Of Health Releases “Free Forced Ultrasound” List Still Includes Unregulated and Unaccountable CPCs

Screenshot from "A Virginia Guide to Family Planning, Genetics and Social Services."

The state has corrected their list of clinics that provide “free ultrasounds” that women can visit before an abortion, but they still are all crisis pregnancy centers.

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Jindal Signs Multiple Restrictions on Safe Abortion Care Into Law

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The women of Louisiana now need a 24-hour wait, to listen to the fetal or embryonic heart tones and must hear a physical description prior to abortion.

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Idaho Forced Ultrasound Bill Dead for 2012 — Thanks To You!

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The public pressure has finally resulted in the bill officially being laid to rest for the legislative season.

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Illinois Democrats Use “Poison-Pill” to Foil Passage of Forced Ultrasound Bill

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A myriad of amendments have been attached to the proposal in an attempt to kill the entire bill.

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Was a Texas Reporter Fired Over Coverage Of The Ultrasound Law?

After an attempt to spread the story of one woman’s brush with the new law, a reporter is now in the unemployment line.

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