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Reproductive Justice Activists Must Combat Anti-Choicers’ False Push for Disability Rights

All over the country, billboards recently sprang up implying that babies with disabilities need to be "saved" from abortion.

Until reproductive rights and justice leaders make disability rights an integral issue for the movement, anti-choice advocates will continue to dictate—and skew—the conversation in order to restrict abortion.

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This Week in Sex: New Research on Maternal and Child Health

This week, we look at new research about maternal and child health, including reports on prenatal screening tests, the importance of the father's age, and cesarean sections.

This week, we look at new research about maternal and child health, including reports on prenatal screening tests, the importance of the father’s age, and cesarean sections.

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How Doctors Date Pregnancies, Explained

Health-care providers define the stage or length of pregnancy differently than many people might think.

A health-care provider explains the three methods of pregnancy dating—last menstrual period, ultrasound, and a physical exam—and how medical professionals use them.

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Sushi and Wine for Mothers-to-Be? New Book Suggests Pregnancy Rules Are Arbitrary

A new book questions the list of rules—from skipping the bar to skipping the sushi bar—that most women are given during their first prenatal visit.

A new book questions the list of rules—from skipping the bar to avoiding deli meat—that most pregnant people are given during their first prenatal visit. Emily Oster, an economist, looks at the research and suggests many rules are based on caution rather than data. But many experts question her credentials.

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No More Needles in the Stomach: New, Non-Invasive Prenatal Test Is Introduced

The test requires a simple blood draw from the pregnant person.

The new cfDNA test can detect 98 percent of Down syndrome cases and has a 0.5 percent chance of false positives, but the medical community is still approaching it with caution.

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Disability, Prenatal Testing and the Case for a Moral, Compassionate Abortion

Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).

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Santorum’s One Track Mind: Denying Insurance Coverage of Prenatal Tests Would Hurt Poor Women Most

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took his single-track, anti-abortion thinking to a very dangerous level this weekend when he suggested the government should not pay for prenatal tests because they encourage abortion.

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