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Taking Action: Making Roe Real for All Women

Norma McCorvey (or "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade) and lawyer Gloria Allred (right), in 1989. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

 On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we honor and celebrate US women’s legal right to abortion, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that abortion is accessible to women everywhere, and that the promise of the decision is a reality for all of us.

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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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In Texas, the Numbers Reveal Just How Dire Things Will Be for Medicaid Patients Without Planned Parenthood

Photo: Eddie Seal/The Texas Tribune.

If Texas excludes Planned Parenthood from participating in its new state-funded “Texas Women’s Health Program,” 1,748 clients in one city alone–Austin–will have to find new health care providers. That means existing providers, some of which currently see just one or two patients a year, will have to take on about 60 new patients each, even as they deal with a 66 percent cut in overall family planning funding.

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What Dr. Hathaway Told Mr. Pitts: Contraception is Necessary Preventive Care

There are those who assert that unintended pregnancy is not a health condition and therefore prevention of unintended pregnancy is not preventive health care. From my personal practice I can say that I cannot disagree more.

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Kansas Ordered to Reinstate Funding for Planned Parenthood

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge ordered Kansas “to immediately resume funding a Planned Parenthood chapter on the same quarterly schedule that existed before a new state law stripped it of all federal funding for non-abortion services.”

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Indiana’s Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

While Indiana’s anti-abortion Republicans (and a select few Democrats) dig in their heels, thousands of people who use Medicaid to pay for birth control, STD testing and treatment, cervical cancer screening and breast exams are at risk.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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Beyond Federal Funding for Contraception: Taking a Firm Stance on the Hyde Amendment

The term “pro-choice” has very little meaning if we are only defending the choice for those who can afford it.

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The Anti-Choice Movement: “Not Intended to Be Factual”

Little did Senator Jon Kyl’s office realized that when they said his lies about Planned Parenthood on the floor of the Senate were “not intended as factual statements,” they were describing the entire basis of the anti-choice movement.

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