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Roundup: Preventative Care Harder to Access Thanks to “Fiscal Responsibility”

As a consequence of conservative “fiscal responsibility” more and more preventative care programs are finding themselves running out of money.

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Utah’s Real Family Values: State Cuts Vital Support for Adopted and Foster Children; Number of Homeless Children Skyrockets

Utah is cutting support for special needs children in adoptive and foster families, forcing some families to return those children to the state. Meanwhile, the number of homeless children has skyrocketed. But of course, the far right wants to restrict women’s ability to decide whether, when and with whom to have children.  It’s all about “life.”

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Roundup: A Labor Day Salute To Labor

For Labor Day, we look at birth in Ghana, racial disparities in the U.S. and what constitutes “sex ed” in Utah.

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Roundup: Health Care “Essential” For Pregnant Women, Except When It’s “Elective”

That every pregnant woman should have adequate health care and equal health choices should be unarguable.  But sadly, we’re still arguing anyway.

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Roundup: Making Birth Control Available at Bruce Randolph Public School

A Denver school makes borth control available to its students, and parents as far away as Alabama are upset.  Plus, more from the “anti-epidural” legislator

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Roundup: Want to Anger a LOT of Women? Propose Eliminating Epidurals to “Save Money”

One Utah legislator has a fantastic way to save some money: stop allowing epidurals during birth.

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Roundup: CPCs on the Defensive

NARAL has crisis pregnancy centers in California running scared as Baltimore defends its posting requirements for CPCs. And in Utah, young women forget how to eat and seek medical care once they leave home, so they made a website.

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Anti-Choice Woman-Hating Goes Mainstream

In some extremist anti-choice circles, full-throated woman-hating never went away.  But among other “mainstream” anti-choice groups, latent mysogyny is now out in the open.

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Roundup: One Day You’re In, and the Next Day, You’re Out

Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) is likely out of a job, and the pill celebrated 50 years on Mother’s Day.

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Reproductive and Sexual Health in the States: Two Steps Forward, Several Steps Back

By the end of March, 825 measures had been introduced in the 44 legislatures that have convened so far in 2010.

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