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Texas Senate Committee Considers Bill Limiting Medical Abortions

Senator Dan Patrick.

Another day, another effort to ban safe abortion care in Texas.

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The Power of Pills: Putting Abortion Back in the Hands of Women Around the World

(Salon)

Fortunately for women, pills have changed the landscape of abortion. Abortion with pills, also known as medical abortion (MA), provides a safe, low cost and easy to use method to terminate pregnancies, and one to which access is increasing in several countries.

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Five Things to Look for in Family Planning in 2013

In many ways, 2012 was a banner year for international family planning and reproductive health. What should we be looking for in 2013?

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Texas Abortion Drug Bill Could Mean More Side Effects and Higher Costs

A pharmacist with Mifepristone.

A GOP lawmaker is looking to make Texas the latest state to restrict the use of abortion medications in a way that some experts warn could increase the drugs’ side effects while making them more expensive.

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Missed Your Period? Don’t Want to be Pregnant? There is an App for That

Via www.ipas.org

An inventive, interactive game guides Spanish-speaking users through the process of a medical abortion.

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Political Interference is Bad Medicine and a Bad Prescription for Women’s Health

Even with recent gains and electoral wins, there is a concentrated effort to limit women’s access to a full range of reproductive health services, including medical abortion.

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The Chilean Safe Abortion Hotline: Assisting Women With Illegal, But Safe, Misoprostol Abortion

Chile is estimated to have one of the highest abortion rates in all of Latin America, but it has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world. Abortions are banned under all circumstances, including saving the woman’s life. Naturally, this has forced women to seek abortions outside of the law, with varying levels of safety. That’s why the Chilean safe abortion hotline was launched in 2009. 

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The Potential of Tele-Medicine to Increase Access to Mifepristone for Early Abortion Care

Telemedicine administration of medical abortion is a relatively new practice in the United States with great potential to reach underserved women with abortion care.

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Case of Self-Induced Late Abortion Raises Troubling Questions About British Laws

Justice Jeremy Cooke. Photo: Photoshot via The Guardian.

An eight-year jail sentence raises troubling questions about British abortion laws.

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Global Roundup: Saudi Arabia Plans Women-Only Cities; Philippines RH Bill Continues to Languish

Weekly global roundup: Will Saudi Arabia’s plan to construct a women-only industrial city opens new doors for women? Philippines’ RH Bill still hanging in the balance as the Catholic Church grows restless; Texans seek abortion pills in Mexico; Rare justice for 13-year-old Afghan torture survivor.

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