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Afternoon Roundup: So Rep. Pence Wants to Defund Family Planning In Order to Decrease Abortions?!

BPA linked to polycystic ovary syndrome; anti-choice “Black Children Are An Endangered Species” campaign headed to California; Rep. Pence’s “No Title X For Abortion Providers” bill will increase abortions; and more.

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Surprised Barbara Bush Now Says She’s Pro-Choice? Don’t Be. She Always Was.

Surprised to hear that Barbara Bush is now pro-choice?  Don’t be.  She always was. And so was her husband.

 

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Roundup: Family Planning Is “Smart Government,” Guttmacher Report Finds

Family planning expansion not in 2009 spending bill; family planning funds cost-effective, Guttmacher study finds; anti-choicers disagree about North Dakota personhood strategy; anti-choicers protest possible Sebelius pick; new anti-choice archbishop in New York.

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The Future of Family Planning: Where Are We Headed?

The nation’s family planning program, Title X, is effective but needs an overhaul, a new Guttmacher study finds. Gains made against unintended pregnancy are stagnating, and funding is flat.

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Anti-Contraception Crew Still at Work at HHS

The goal of a Georgetown University study is to integrate “natural family planning” into the contraceptive services offered by Title X recipients. That sends warning signs flashing.

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Roundup: Pelosi Defends Family Planning Funds in Stimulus Package

Pelosi defends inclusion of family planning funds in economic stimulus plan; Obama to seek to restore funding to UNFPA; reactions to the repeal of the global gag rule.

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Prevention First Introduced in the Senate

The first day of the 111th Congressional session saw the introduction in the Senate of the Prevention First Act, a bill that would dramatically increase access to family planning services just as America’s families find themselves on ever more precarious financial footing.

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An Urgent Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda for a Pro-Choice President and Congress

A supporter of reproductive health and rights will occupy the White House come January. The ranks of pro-choice legislators in the House and Senate will grow significantly. There is a lot for a new administration to do and undo on reproductive health, but it’s what we voted for.

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The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health

A new administration, a new agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. What’s new? What’s changed? What are we still fighting for after all these years and how can a new leader make the greatest impact on women’s health and lives globally?

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Cuts to Family Planning Won’t Help Jane the Plumber

The presidential candidates have been challenged with the same question again and again: In our unprecedented economic crisis, what programs or services will you cut? If they cut family planning services, other reproductive health costs are sure to spiral leaving “Jane the plumber” without the critical health services she needs.

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