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Arizona Clinic Inspection and Defunding Bill Passes House Panel

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

SB 1069 would allow for more unannounced clinic inspections, possibly leading to clinic closures in the state, and is designed to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates.

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Arizona Governor Flip-Flops on Planned Parenthood Defunding

Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.

Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.

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Anti-Choice Groups in Ohio Locked in Power Struggle Over Heartbeat Bans, Medicaid, and Money

Anti-choicers in Clifton, Ohio.

Ohio Pro-Life Action (OPLA) and Cincinnati Right to Life (CRTL) are trying to drive Ohio Right to Life out of existence in a power struggle over Medicaid expansion, heartbeat bans, and… donor funding. 

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Brownback’s Faux-Life Reality: Kansas Kids Denied a Place—and a Future—at the Table of Privilege

I am concerned that despite the nation avoiding a Romney Presidency, his fiscal pursuits are alive and well and are being implemented in red states across the nation. The poorest citizens of those states will bear the burden of these policies. No one should go hungry, while others dine at the table of privilege.

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Reflections On My One-Year Anniversary: Latinas Hold the Power and Potential of This Nation’s Future

In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle. 

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Rick Perry: We’ll Pay For Our New Women’s Health Program With the Medicaid Funds I Said I’d Reject

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Is he or isn’t Perry rejecting the Medicaid expansion?  Maybe even Perry doesn’t know.

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Is Rick Perry’s Rejection of the Affordable Care Act Political Posturing or a Portent of What’s to Come?

On Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry rejected two major tenets of the Affordable Care act, saying the state would not participate in the individual state exchanges nor in the Medicaid expansion. What does this mean for a state with the highest rate of uninsured citizens — a state that already rejected federal funds for the Medicaid Women’s Health Program? Experts say the result will be escalating private insurance costs and declining public health.

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