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One Year Later: Protecting the Gains, Correcting the Flaws of Health Care Reform

Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.

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The Every Day “Jaycee’s”





Eighteen years ago, Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped and made into a slave, bearing two children after being raped by her captor. Americans are outraged, and rightly so. Her story is horrifying. While this Lake Tahoe headline hit particularly close to home, most of us are perhaps unaware that kidnappings and sexual slavery occur every day in war torn areas.

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Republicans Call for an End to Planned Parenthood’s Federal Funding

Congressional Republicans took the floor last week to call for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood because the network of reproductive health care clinics offer abortion services.

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Reading Between the Lines

Two-thirds of hysterectomies in the United States may be unnecessary. But less-invasive alternatives require either money or solid insurance coverage.

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Minimums Matter: RH Access in New York Jails

A report released today by the New York Civil Liberties Union discovers that access to reproductive health care services for women in New York jails is unregulated and lacks minimum standards.

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In Canada, Some Doctors Refuse to Do Paps

Think that religious policing only applies to abortion and contraceptives? Doctors in Canada are now refusing to perform pap smears on young women, citing “religious beliefs.”

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A Foundation of Mistrust

Google “black genocide” and a multitude of web sites indicting Planned Parenthood and other health providers for perpetrating genocide on black people fill the computer screen. It’s tempting to scoff at such claims as the delusional ranting of the lunatic fringe, but that wouldn’t be wise.

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