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Morning Roundup: Texas House Passes Ultrasound Bill with No Rape Exception

Texas House passes mandatory ultrasound bill without a rape or incest exception, 40 Days of Harassment starts tomorrow, Minnesota introduces fetal pain bill, and will internet-procured medication be the new back alley abortion?

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The Launch of ella: A New Way to Prevent Pregnancy, Another Anti-Choice Controversy

A new form of emergency contraception, ella, is now available to women in the United States. And predictably, the far right is up in arms.

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Thanks to Medication Abortion, An Increasing Share of Abortions Take Place By or Before Nine Weeks

Ten years ago tomorrow (September 28th, 2010) the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of mifepristone along with misoprostol for early term abortions. Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that while the incidence of abortion has remained steady, the share of those performed very early in pregnancy has increased.

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A Pioneering Effort to Increase Rural Women’s Access to Safe Abortion in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deserves a medal for seeking to address the geographic (and often economic) disparity in access to abortion in a smart and safe way.

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Roundup: TIME Analyzes Government Role in Abortion Access in Health Reform Proposals

TIME examines government’s role in facilitating abortion access in health care reform proposals; medication abortion has not expanded access as expected; Australian provider refuses to prescribe RU-486 until legal protections are enacted.

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LifeSiteNews Lies to Women About Plan B and Abortion

This article, one of the worst examples of LifeSiteNews’s consistent mischaracterization of EC, is truly negligent.

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Side Effects: Complications at The New York Times from DIY Abortions

Researchers say a recent New York Times piece on off-label misoprostol use misses the point, implying that New York City Latinas are seriously endangering their health while ignoring safe use in countries where abortion is illegal.

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Roundup: Caroline Kennedy Seeks Clinton’s Senate Seat; Who Will Veto Arizona’s Anti-Choice Legislation Now?

Caroline Kennedy seeks Clinton’s Senate seat; as Governor, Napolitano vetoed anti-choice bills, now what?; medication abortion likely to be approved in Italy; birth control to be available over-the-counter in London.

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RealTime: Pope and Reuters Need A Lesson

Helped along by Reuters, the Pope delivers his error-riddled opinion on pharmacists, the abortion pill, and emergency contraception.

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