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Rep. Trent Franks Plays From His Own Set of “Facts”

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There is a medical consensus on fetal pain, but it’s not the one Franks is pushing.

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House Committee Witnesses Falsely Claim Their View On Fetal Pain Is “Majority View”

Don’t trust the Journal of the American Medical Association or the Royal College of Obstetritians and Gyneacologists!  Trust the Pro-Life Action League!

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House To Hear D.C. 20 Week Abortion Ban Next Week

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A judiciary committee is scheduled to hear a potential ban on abortions after 20 weeks for residents of the nation’s capitol.

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The Missing Link in D.C.’s Teen Pregnancy Rate: Poverty

Nationally teen pregnancy rates have fallen and hit a new low in 2009.  In contrast, Washington, D.C. teen pregnancy rates have continued to climb.  In D.C., The Department of Health reports from 2005-2008, teen pregnancy rose from 852 to 1,082 pregnancies.  Furthermore, teen pregnancy in Wards 7 and 8 account for over half of these pregnancies.  Babies born to teen mothers in D.C. are more than likely to receive a form of public assistance.  Of the families that receive the public assistance (DC Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), nearly 50% are teens.  DC cannot continue to allow isolation of communities such as Wards 7 and 8 to determine the destiny of many teens and their families.  Teen mothers especially in these communities are ill equipped to provide an environment for raising babies.  DC must break the cycle of teen pregnancy and stop the generational dependence on public assistance.

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The Choice-Related Story You Haven’t Read About Yet

Here is news about women’s reproductive health care that you’re not likely to read in a lot of newspapers—but it’s an important development in removing an onerous obstacle to a woman’s ability to access safe, legal abortion.

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