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Roundup: Trump Believes in Right to Privacy, But Doesn’t See How it Relates to Abortion

An empty women’s shelter built by the U.S. military in Kyrgyzstan; three-parent IVF is a possibility; Boehner hires a DOMA attorney; and Donald Trump doesn’t see the relationship between a right to privacy and abortion.

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Halting Second Trimester Abortions in Catholic Hospitals?

Whose rights are being protected when Catholic hospitals halt second trimester abortions for women who come in with anti-choice activists seeking care?

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Morning Roundup: Chris Smith Redefines Rape

Women who use IVF at a higher risk for maternal mortality, Rand Paul can’t decide who’s a person, and Rep. Chris Smith’s anti-abortion bill tries to redefine rape.

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Roundup: Are Some Countries Starting to Ignore the Church?

Is the Catholic Church beginning to lose a little of its rigid grasp that it has held over numerous countries when it comes to family planning, birth control, reproductive justice, and even infertility treatments?

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Roundup: Vatican a Wet Blanket on Nobel Prize

The developer of invitro fertilization wins a Nobel prize, and the Vatican becomes a total wet blanker.  Plus, Amendment 62 is likely to lose.

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Personhood Amendment Would Ban In-Vitro Fertilization, Physicians, Families Speak Out

Physicians and families spoke out yesterday against Amendment 62, the “Personhood Amendment” up for a vote in Colorado, warning that, if passed, it would ban in-vitro fertilization for couples seeking to have children. 

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Assisted Reproductive Technology: Let’s Focus on One Healthy Baby at a Time

Federal law and financial incentives lead to incredibly costly and potentially dangerous multiple births through assisted reproducitve technology (ART). The law should be reworked to create incentives for having only one baby at a time through ART, which is more cost effective and safer for mothers and babies. 

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Indian Fertility Centers Offer Hope, But at What Price?

As India expands its reputation as a fertility center, woman over the age of 60 are becoming the newest clients, and potentially casulties, in a quest for heirs.

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Surrogacy in Guatemala: The Need for Further Discourse

Since the publication of my original article on surrogacy in Guatemala, a number of people have thanked me for exploring global surrogacy. But the director of one adoption agency requested a retraction of the story.  More on that here.

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Abortions After IVF: Scandal Created By Anti-Choice Politics

Few people want a baby as badly as those who have struggled with infertility, especially those who have undergone fertility treatments.   So can’t we trust abortion isn’t something they’d undertake lightly?

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