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Why Did They Seek Abortions There? How Abortion Bans Threaten Women’s Lives

Such obstacles — legal and financial barriers, social stigma or language barriers — do not affect all women equally.

Around the world — even here in Pennsylvania — women face obstacles to legitimate medical care, including preventive services like contraception, prenatal care and safe abortion care. However, such obstacles — legal and financial barriers, social stigma or language barriers — do not affect all women equally.

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It’s Time to Take Back the Conversation on Reproductive Health

It is time for us to give the media something to talk about on our terms, something that supports an expansion of pregnancy-related care rather than a restriction.

If we want all people to have access to care across the United States, we must create newsworthy initiatives calling for an expansion rather than a retraction of coverage, and we must call upon our elected representatives to do the same.

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Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Care Elusive Even in States Where It Is Legal

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Requiring Medicaid coverage of abortion is a far cry from guaranteeing that people can access an abortion when they need one.

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Something to Celebrate: Philadelphia Board of Health Calls for Public Funding, Insurance Coverage for Reproductive Health Care

Today we have a welcomed opportunity to celebrate the proactive leadership that several municipal bodies across the country are taking in support of women’s access to reproductive health care services.

Today we have a welcomed opportunity to celebrate the proactive leadership that several municipal bodies across the country are taking in support of women’s access to reproductive health care services.

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From the Ground Up: Restoring Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

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What if elected officials strongly and unequivocally spoke out in support of insurance coverage for abortion?

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Georgia State Senator Wants to Ban Abortion Coverage for State Employees

Senator Judson Hill.

Georgia wants to join the flood of states trying to force women to give birth by making abortion unaffordable.

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Forty Years After Roe, “Choice” No Longer Means Much in Michigan

Protesters outside the Michigan Capitol in June. (Rick Pluta/Michigan Public Radio Network)

The meaning of “choice” here in Michigan—as in many other states in the country—has eroded a great deal since that day 40 years ago when the Roe decision was handed down. How did we end up here? And more importantly, how do we move forward?

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Resolution 1635-A: The Full Text of the New York City Bill Commemorating Roe at 40

(NARAL Pro-Choice New York/flickr)

The following full text of the New York City Council Committee on Women’s Issues’ Resolution 1635-A.

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Resolution 1635-A: A Progressive Action That Meets the Real Needs of American Women and Families

Andrea's original testimony document. (NARAL Pro-Choice New York/flickr)

This resolution epitomizes the kind of bold, forward-thinking action that cities and municipalities across the country can and do take to meet the real needs of women and families.

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In New York City, Medicaid Coverage of Abortion Doesn’t Cut It

Alison Turkos (center) at the Resolution 1635-A hearing on January 18th. (NARAL Pro-Choice New York/flickr)

We are privileged to live in a state where we have Medicaid coverage of abortion, but we know that is not enough.

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