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A Reminder That There Were Some Wins for Women In Health Care Reform

The Health Secretary discusses four ways health care reform really did help women.

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Why Insurance Coverage for Abortion Matters

Virginia’s Governor continues to play politics with women’s health by amending HB 2434 to prohibit all insurance plans sold in Virginia under health reform from covering the cost of abortions.

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Morning Roundup: Racist Anti-abortion Flyers at Princeton Theological Seminary

The WHO lists 30 essential drugs for maternal and child health, Montanans don’t want to ban abortion, Princeton Theological Seminarians upset by distribution of racist flyers, and health care reform turns one!

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One Year Later: Protecting the Gains, Correcting the Flaws of Health Care Reform

Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.

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Afternoon Roundup: Ohio Right to Life Says “No Thanks” to Anti-Choice Heartbeat Bill

HIV exposed babies who don’t contract the disease face greater danger from other diseases; Texas reels back a heinous abortion bill to be something minorly less heinous; Ohio Right to Life says no thanks to the “heartbeat” bill; and more Democratic Senators speak out against the wave of anti-woman, anti-health care mania that’s swept the GOP. 

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(UPDATED) Protecting Life? New Bill Says Its OK to Let Women Die

One hundred members of Congress (so far–list included below) have cosponsored a bill introduced by far right Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) that would allow hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care when necessary to save a woman’s life.

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How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.

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Legislative Rape: GOP Seeks to End Abortion Assistance to Rape Victims

Cong. Chris Smith and other (Democratic and Republican) co-sponsors of H.R.3 not only want to restrict your right to use private funds to pay for an abortion, but also want rape victims to prove they were raped “enough” to “deserve” abortions.

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Pitts is the Pits: The Right to an Abortion About to Become Yet Another Privilege of the Rich (Only)

Pitts needs to be surrounded, diminished, shown to be unfeeling, harassed at every turn, picketed, criticized in his hometown papers and otherwise made to understand that the Pitts plan is the pits.

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Gross Double Standards: 14 Health Benefits the GOP Wants to Take Away from You But Keep For Themselves

A new report from Families USA underscores the gross double standards underlying Republican efforts to repeal health reform, offering 14 examples of key benefits and rights GOP repeal efforts would strip from families and individuals but for which GOP congressman would retain tax-payer funded coverage.

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