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The Long Wait: Reproductive Health Care in Haiti

Last month, Haiti’s donor conference raised money for a nation that has weathered storms time and time again.  The pledges added to the previously committed $3 billion in international assistance.  While all of this may seem like a large amount of money for a small Caribbean island, little investment in reproductive health has undermined overall goals of poverty alleviation. A new report highlights the gaps in reproductive health in Haiti, where re-occuring crises place women and families at risk.

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Choice Words from Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Join Planned Parenthood Los Angeles in the Campaign for a Healthy South LA!

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“A Profound Disagreement:” Clinton Breaks the Political Sound Barrier

In a day to go down in history, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke the political sound barrier regard the word “abortion” and may well have forever changed the course of US policy.

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Can Chemical Abortions Be Linked to Midwestern Agriculture?

Driving across a rural Iowa highway, anti-abortion signs are almost as common a sight as farmers spraying crops. Now there is a growing body of evidence linking the substances sprayed on fields to human reproductive health issues, including unintended abortions.

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Obama Reverses Bush Ban On Contraceptive Supplies to Leading Int’l Family Planning Organization

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today reversed a Bush Administration policy to block African governments from providing U.S.-funded contraceptive commodities to Marie Stopes International (MSI), one of the world’s leading family planning organisations.

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2009 Omnibus Increases Funding for Critical Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs

The omnibus funding bill previously passed by the House and passed in the Senate last night increases funding for critical sexual and reproductive health programs, such as Title X and the National Institute for Child Health and Development.

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VIDEO: Wicker Amendment Fails: US Funding for UNFPA Will be Restored

Last night sane heads prevailed and the Senate voted to defeat the Wicker Amendment to the omnibus bill that would once again have limited US funding for the United Nations Population Fund. The vote was 55 to 39 against the amendment.

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Obama’s “Population” Moves: Also Good for the Environment

It is time for a new discussion about “family size” and how it relates to our unprecedented environmental impacts, here in this country and around the world.

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VIDEO: Bristol Palin’s Voice, Choice and the Spin-Cycle: Olbermann and Flanders Teeter Along a Fine Line

Bristol Palin has guts.  Can we "hear" her without "spinning" her?

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Why Dybul Was Sacked: New Details Emerge

Dybul’s pink slip came as he was found trying to make an already bad policy even more restrictive.

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