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Forcing Rape Victims to Give Birth? New Mexico Has a Novel Approach

New Mexico State Legislator Cathrynn Brown. (Alamy via Huffington Post)

What if we made fetuses evidence and said abortion would “destroy” it? It’s illogical in every way.

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With Helms and Hyde, No Roe Anniversary for Low-Income Women

After 40 years, isn’t it time that our policies reflect real women and real families?

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Anti-Choice Plan for 2013 Clarified on Roe Anniversary: End All Rape Exceptions

Rebecca Kiessling. (The Clarion Call)

Pregnant from your rapist? Too bad. Have that baby anyway.

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Shaheen Amendment Moving Forward in Congress

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D - NH)

Just a few more votes and women in the military may finally have the same access to abortion that other women with federal health care plans are supposed to have.

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What’s on Your Reproductive Justice Agenda?

Part of my reproductive justice agenda is to overturn Hyde. But the anniversary also made me think about all the other things that I want when it comes to repro justice. Here’s a partial list.

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The Public Funding Debate: If We Don’t Fight the Hyde Amendment, We Will Lose Everything

Often the argument is that if we try and fight the public funding battle, we might lose ground in overall access to abortion. But I think that the exact opposite is true. If we don’t fight the public funding debate, we’re going to lose altogether.

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How the Hyde Amendment Harms Women

For nearly four decades, the Hyde Amendment has limited the abilities of low-income women to implement timely decisions about ending a pregnancy.

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Evidence-Based Advocacy: What Do Low-Income Women Think About Public Funding for Abortion?

We know what we think about the Hyde Amendment. But what do women who are on Medicaid, the very people who are most affected by Hyde, think about the restrictions it places on their insurance coverage?

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What the Affordable Care Act Hydes

The legacy of Rep. Henry Hyde's 1976 amendment is alive and well in the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act requires cumbersome administrative procedures that will limit coverage of abortion in the new health care exchanges. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that abortion has been unfairly singled out from health care coverage.

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What One Week on an Abortion Fund Hotline Taught Me About the Economics of Stigma

To say abortion is stigmatized in this country is to state the obvious. But we have a special brand of taboo that we foist atop even that stigma, which is the taboo of having someone else pay for a service you need – especially if it’s an abortion. Yet while abortion may be legal, but if you cannot afford it, it’s inaccessible.

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