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Wisconsin City Asks Gov. Walker to Remove Abortion Funding Bans

There are hundreds of thousands of people in Madison of reproductive age who rely on public health insurance and are unable to use that insurance to cover the cost of abortion care.

The City of Madison Common Council on Tuesday passed a resolution asking federal and state governments to increase funding for full-spectrum reproductive health care services, including abortion, for low-income people.

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Virginia Legislature Drops Anti-Choice Amendments From Budget Proposal

Virginia budget negotiators on Monday agreed to a plan that leaves out two anti-choice amendments previously proposed by house lawmakers.

Virginia budget negotiators on Monday agreed to a plan that leaves out two anti-choice amendments previously proposed by house lawmakers.

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U.S. House Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Abortion

After canceling plans at the last minute to vote on a federal 20-week abortion ban, House Republicans voted 242-179 on Thursday to pass a different anti-choice bill that would restrict access to abortion through the insurance market.

“It seems that the majority has an endless supply of bills attacking women’s health. Can’t pass this one? Grab another,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the House floor.

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Following Well-Worn Scripts, State Lawmakers Renew Assault on Access to Abortion Care

Anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion.

As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.

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New Hampshire Lawmaker Tries to Strip Funding for Women’s Health Services

Women’s health centers in New Hampshire could lose state money for all services they provide under a bill to be introduced this legislative session.

Women’s health centers in New Hampshire could lose state money for all services they provide under a bill to be introduced this legislative session.

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House Votes to Bar D.C. From Using Its Own Funds to Assist Low-Income Women in Need of Abortion Care

The “small government” Republican and Tea Party majority in the House are seeking to put their big, intrusive footprint on the necks of District residents by inserting an amendment to the 2012 Financial Services Appropriations bill extending that ban for another year.

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Medicaid Should Stop Paying for Viagra

Conservatives don’t want to pay for abortions? Well, I don’t want to pay for erections.

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Countering the Town Hallers: A Physician Speaks Out

I refuse to let the anti-health reform demonstrators represent me or my patients. As an ob/gyn, I can say unequivocally that our country needs health care reform now, and it must provide comprehensive reproductive health care to all.

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On Women’s Equality Day, Sebelius, Barnes and Tchen Pushed on Reproductive Health Care Coverage

On a conference call in honor of Women’s Equality Day, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Melody Barnes and Tina Tchen were repeatedly pressed on reproductive health care coverage under health care reform.

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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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