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Repro-Briefs: Family Planning in Nepal and Other International News

Iran slowly reduces its maternal mortality rate, Pakistan tries to provide access to RU 486 to a firestorm of protest, teens in Wales have problems accessing abortion, and Australia has an unprecedented abortion trial.

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Roundup: ella and Iowa, A Tale of Two Anti-Choice Outrages

Telemed procedures in Iowa, a possible longer window of opportunity for using a new morning after contraceptive?  It’s hard to tell what upsets the anti-choice more these days.

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Roundup: Roeder Convicted, Mississippi Adds Personhood Amendment to Ballot

Scott Roeder remains unrepentant throughout his sentencing hearing for the murder of Dr. George Tiller and Mississippi joins Colorado in putting a personhood constitutional amendment on the ballot.

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Roundup: One Pill Will Make You Larger

Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Today’s roundup is all about pharmaceuticals. And, in the mini-roundup, there is no joy in Mudville.

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Ohio Supreme Court Prohibits Off-Label Use of RU-486 and Denies Release of Clinic Records

Two court cases were decided today by the Ohio Supreme Court, one limiting off-label use of RU 486 and the other protecting confidentiality by denying access by parents of one girl who received an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic to the records of other girls receiving services.

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Abortions at Home? With Doctor Supervision, Yes

Medication abortion is a safe, straightforward option for ending an early unwanted pregnancy, and could be made more available and less expensive if home use were an option.

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Roundup: Caroline Kennedy Seeks Clinton’s Senate Seat; Who Will Veto Arizona’s Anti-Choice Legislation Now?

Caroline Kennedy seeks Clinton’s Senate seat; as Governor, Napolitano vetoed anti-choice bills, now what?; medication abortion likely to be approved in Italy; birth control to be available over-the-counter in London.

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Roundup: Ridge Says Running Mate Should Defer to McCain on Choice

VP prospect Tom Ridge says GOP will accept a pro-choice running mate and that he would defer to McCain on choice, Does McCain have a woman problem?, More women that ever are childless, FDA review of Mifeprex returns no surprises.

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Companion Drug to RU-486 Could Be Dangerous If Not Taken Properly

Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.

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