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Ohio Republicans Attempting To Defund Planned Parenthood, Give Money To Groups That Don’t Provide Birth Control

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The state would “reprioritize” all federal funding, moving Planned Parenthood to last in line.

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When It Comes To Texas Vs. Planned Parenthood, How Do You Know Who Is Winning?

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Planned Parenthood has sued Texas.  Texas has sued the federal government.  Who is right?

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New Hampshire Senate To Vote On Barring Taxpayer Funding of Any Place That Performs Abortions

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In another “money is fungible” push, the state is willing to possibly give up over a billion in Medicaid funding to ensure not one dollar is paid to someone who provides an abortion.

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Why the Affordable Care Act is Critical For Women Living With HIV

As we hold our breath to see how the Court will decide the fate of the ACA, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of health care reform for women living with HIV and affected by HIV.

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HHS vs. Texas: The Spending Clause In Action

It is incredibly frustrating that the very women the federal Medicaid law is intended to protect are the ones who are hurt the most, but those sanctions are the only tool HHS has at its disposal to enforce the law.

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Maryland Law Expanding Medicaid Access to Women’s Health Services Takes Effect

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Maryland’s Family Planning Works Act, which makes Medicaid-funded birth control, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, cancer screenings, and other essential services accessible to an additional 33,000  low- and moderate-income women in the states, went into effect today.

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Kansas in 2012? A Prediction of More Legal Battles, Higher Tax Bills, and Declining Access to Services

Until a change of course is demanded in the state of Kansas, our elected oppressors will no doubt continue to spend their time, energy, resources and taxpayer money in the never-ending pursuit of being the first state to eliminate abortion and even some forms of contraception through the eradication of access, while saddling the taxpayers with an ideological debt.

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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?

I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one’s conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, put no additional economic burden on the poor, interfere with no one’s medical decisions, compromise no one’s health — that is, if you consider the law without refusal clauses.

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Miscarriage No Longer Considered “Emergency” For Medicaid Patients In Washington State

If you’re poor, there’s no need to go to the hospital just because you are losing a pregnancy.

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No Co-Pay for Birth Control? A Great First Step Towards Truly Universal Access

The Affordable Care Act provides a huge opportunity to make sure US women have access to contraception. Contraception should be on the list of preventive medicines and services that don’t require a co-pay—that makes health and fiscal sense.

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