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9th Circuit Fills Prescription for Religious Refusals at the Pharmacy

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit lifted the injunction (PDF) on the Washington State pharmacy rules that protect a patient’s right to access medication without discrimination or delay. This is good news for the millions of women seeking to purchase contraception at pharmacies.

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Washington Court Mandate: Pharmacies Must Stock Plan B

Last Wednesday, a 9th circuit district appeals court in Washington
state ruled that, despite a pharmacist’s personal moral or religious
believes, he or she is required by law to stock and sell emergency
contraception.

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Say Goodbye to Home Birth? A New Bill Pushes Too Far

A bill in the Washington state Senate seeks to shut down the only association providing liability insurance to professional midwives, putting midwives in this state out of business and denying women one more option for safe childbirth.

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Agenda for Compassion: Death With Dignity A Reproductive Justice Victory

Just as all women benefit from legal affirmation of their right to choose abortion, so do all terminally ill Americans benefit when they are free to make affirmative choices about how their lives will end.

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Of Stem Cells and Politics: Letter to the Editor

Our Bodies, Ourselves author Judy Norsigian and politics of biotechnology expert, Marcy Darnovsky, respond with a clarification to my recent post on stem cell research politics in the Washington state governor’s race.

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Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression

What new mothers don’t know can hurt them. Postpartum depression can have a devastating effect but these women prove there can be a way out.

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