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Kentucky’s GOP-Held Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The move is part of Republican lawmakers' conservative agenda designed to "send a message to voters."

The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”

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Kentucky Democrats, Planned Parenthood Fight Two-Pronged Anti-Choice Effort (Updated)

Gov. Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood's new abortion clinic in Louisville, and House Democrats have made changes to an informed consent bill in an attempt to make things easier on women facing hurdles accessing abortion care in Kentucky.

Gov. Matt Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood’s new clinic, and Democrats have changed a bill that forces women to receive in-person consultation before accessing abortion care.

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Attacks on Abortion Rights Continued in 2015, Ensnaring Family Planning Funding and Fetal Tissue Research

The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.

The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.

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Colorado County That Nixed Planned Parenthood Grant Rejects Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”

Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”

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Roberts Court Could Take Up Planned Parenthood Funding Case—Kind Of

The Supreme Court is considering taking up a request by New Hampshire Right to Life to force disclosure of certain documents by the Obama administration related to a direct grant provided to Planned Parenthood affiliates in New Hampshire.

The Supreme Court is considering taking up a request by New Hampshire Right to Life to force disclosure of certain documents by the Obama administration related to a direct grant provided to Planned Parenthood affiliates in New Hampshire.

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Planned Parenthood Will Absorb Costs of Fetal Tissue Donations, and Not Everyone Is Happy

In an effort to pull the rug out from under the most recent attacks by the anti-choice movement, Planned Parenthood decided this week to forgo reimbursement for fetal tissue donation, while still offering this option to its patients. Some worry that this action may make matters worse in the long term.

In an effort to pull the rug out from under the most recent attacks by the anti-choice movement, Planned Parenthood decided this week to forgo reimbursement for fetal tissue donation, while still offering this option to its patients. Some worry that this action may make matters worse in the long term.

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Affordable Care Act in Action: IUDs Become More Affordable

A new study find  that the ACA has brought down the out-of-pocket costs of intrauterine devices (IUDs), one of the most effective—and often most cost prohibitive—methods of contraception.

A new study finds that the ACA has brought down the out-of-pocket costs of intrauterine devices (IUDs), one of the most effective—and often most cost prohibitive—methods of contraception.

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Family Planning Initiative Rejected by Colorado GOP Has New Life

Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.

Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.

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Nationwide, Anti-Choice Ralliers Liken Planned Parenthood to Crack Dealers, Auschwitz

Mary Hallan-FioRito, who sits on Aid for Women’s Board of Directors, suggested during her speech in Chicago, “Let’s take that $500 million [public funds awarded to Planned Parenthood] and put it where American women really want it to go: safer neighborhoods, better housing, and better education for their children.”

Mary Hallan-FioRito, who sits on Aid for Women’s Board of Directors, suggested during her speech in Chicago, “Let’s take that $500 million [public funds awarded to Planned Parenthood] and put it where American women really want it to go: safer neighborhoods, better housing, and better education for their children.”

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Religious Right’s Grip on Republican Party Makes Planned Parenthood a Prime Target

As reproductive politics are once again consumed by an attack on Planned Parenthood, it is worth stepping back and asking why this organization is so particularly reviled by the anti-choice movement.

As reproductive politics are once again consumed by an attack on Planned Parenthood, it is worth stepping back and asking why this organization is so particularly reviled by the anti-choice movement.

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