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Poll: African Americans Support Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

A nationally-representative poll shows that African Americans overwhelmingly support keeping abortion legal and believe that women in our community should be able to get it safely when they need it.

A nationally-representative poll found that African Americans overwhelmingly support keeping abortion legal and believe that women in our community should have access to safe abortion care when they need it.

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Advocates Go to Court to Protect Medicaid Funding of Abortion Care in Minnesota

Signs from the Minnesotans Unite Against the War on Women Rally in St. Paul last April.

As a judge considers whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Medicaid coverage of abortions, the Center for Reproductive Rights steps in to help with the fight.

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Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Care Elusive Even in States Where It Is Legal

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Requiring Medicaid coverage of abortion is a far cry from guaranteeing that people can access an abortion when they need one.

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Arizona Federal District Court Blocks Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

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A federal district court in Arizona made it official this week and entered a permanent injunction that blocks a law designed to strip Planned Parenthood clinics in the state of funds by banning Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions.

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Another Year, Another Effort to Redefine “Medically-Necessary” Abortion Care in Alaska

Alaska State Capitol building.

The poor women of Alaska may be in for a drastic change when it comes to using Medicaid to pay for medically necessary abortions or abortions after a sexual assault.

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Roe at Forty: Today in Texas, it is Yesterday

Texans rally at the state capitol to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. (NARAL Pro-Choice Texas)

What does a future without Roe v. Wade look like? In a lot of ways, it looks like Texas, where those who are in the least ideal financial and socio-economic position to provide for an unplanned-for child are the ones for whom abortion–and contraception–is hardest to access.

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The Dark, Dismal Future Of Public Health Care In Texas: Health Commissioner Claims High Rates of Uninsured Are a Myth

Dr. Kyle Janek Texas Tribune

After just four months on the job, Texas’ new top public health bureaucrat has said he doesn’t believe in Texas’ high uninsurance numbers, blames good weather for Texans’ ill health, and has hired an adviser who hates children’s Medicaid. Welcome to the future of public health care in Texas.

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ELECTION 2012: Obama and His Coalition: Let the Real Hope and Change Begin

Looking ahead to the next four years, this strengthened “marriage” between Obama, Democrats generally, and non-white and women voters could help carve a path to genuinely progressive economic policy.

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New Study Finds Less Access for Women and Higher Costs for Texas With Elimination of Planned Parenthood

A new study finds that without Planned Parenthood “tens of thousands of low-income Texas women could lose access to affordable family planning services and to other women’s health services.” Meanwhile, the State of Texas is trying to make up for a provider gap it has contended didn’t really exist.

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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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