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Common Cause, Different Perspective: The Generational Divide of the Pro-Choice Movement

My generation of feminists took abortion from the back alleys and made it legal for women; today’s generation of feminists will make it affordable, accessible and viable for <strong>all</strong> women – not just the privileged or the comfortably employed middle-classed, or those with supportive families, friends, or partners who support their right to have an option or make a decision to have an abortion.  To my fellow pre-Roe feminists, let’s pass the torch without fear or apprehension!

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(UPDATE AND ACTION) The Global Gag Rule: Life Sentence for the World’s Poorest Women

If budget negotiations lead to re-instatement of the Global Gag Rule, it will not reduce the deficit one penny. It will instead eviscerate family planning and force providers to choose between U.S. funding and serving women in need.

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Preventing Obstetric Fistula: A Public Health Priority

In addressing obstetric fistula, there is a tendency to emphasize the treatment side. But while fistula treatment is important, fistula prevention actually deals with the causes.

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Two New Polls: Majority Supports Continued Funding of Planned Parenthood

As Congress considers restrictions on and total elimination of federal funding for reproductive health serivces, two new public opinion polls released today indicate that the ultra-right lawmakers pushing for funding bans are far out of step with the majority of American voters.

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Memo to the Far Right: You Can’t Have it Both Ways

The right’s fixation on the fetus, which starts at conception and ends at birth, denies the science of how to avoid or delay pregnancy in the first place and fails to confront the complexities of raising children in particularly difficult circumstances.

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Poverty & Powerlessness: The Black Family Unit

The black man complex & its significant contribution to poverty & powerlessness in the black family unit

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Adopt PPNYC’s New Year’s Resolutions to Your State!

PPNYC offers eight new year’s resolutions to ensure everyone has access to affordable, high quality reproductive health care regardless of their income level. Resolve to do the same in your state!

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Preparing For a Hysterectomy: It’s Not a One Day Affair

Life doesn’t stop when a person finds out they will have to have major surgery.  It keeps churning on and all the things associated with preparing for surgery gets added to the weekly to-do list.

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Reproductive Choice: It’s Not Always About Abortion

That’s what choice is all about, having the ability to partner with a doctor to make decisions that are right for the individual.  That doesn’t mean those decisions would be right for someone else, but that’s the point lots of people missed.

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Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Affected by the Pakistan Floods

The Pakistan floods have reminded us that the needs of women and girls must not be forgotten.  A statement, just released by the Reproductive Health Response in Crisis (RHRC) Consortium, underscores what should be done in Pakistan to provide the minimum services until the situation stabilizes.

 

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