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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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Budget Showdown Casualties: D.C. Women as Bargaining Chips

How D.C.’s women were sacrificed and the implications for future policy.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Research shows that even in Massachusetts, a state where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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The Hyde Amendment: A Legacy of Discrimination

The Hyde Amendment has been wreaking havoc on reproductive rights for low-income women for decades, but where’s the outrage? 

 

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Taking Stock: Some Choice Reflections at the Year End

Is the pro-choice movement doing enough to ensure access for poor women?  Ask yourself what more you can do, and act on at least some of the recommendations included here.

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Roundup: Balancing Budgets on the Backs of Poor Women

Seems like many states will do anything to save a few dollars, even if it costs them down the road.  And the easiest target is always the low-income woman.

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The Bigger Picture: The Politics of Health Reform, Medicaid, and Access to Abortion

Health reform was supposed expand care, not exacerbate existing inequalities. Will Obama and the majority Democratic Congress preside over the biggest cutback in reproductive health care for poor women and women of color in decades?

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