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Why Are Science and Evidence Routinely Ignored When it Comes to the Rights and Health of Pregnant Women?

Why is it, we wonder, that when it comes to decisions regarding women and pregnancy, science is so often ignored?

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IOM Recommends Full Coverage of Contraceptives, Other Reproductive Health Care Under Health Reform

In a new–and much-anticipated–report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health reform guidelines for preventive care to be developed by the HHS include no-copay for contraception and a wide range of preventive services.

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New Hampshire Defunds Planned Parenthood, Leaving Thousands Without Primary Care

A vote by New Hampshire officials not to renew with Planned Parenthood has left thousands of women without no access to birth control and other primary reproductive health care. And as the statement of one councilor reveals, the real agenda is not (just) about abortion services, but to punish women for sex

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Federal Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Against Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood

In an important victory for women in Indiana and elsewhere, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of an Indiana law barring Planned Parenthood Indiana from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

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New Jersey: Women’s Health #Fail

Remember that rally for women’s health in Foley Square where thousands turned out to hear Congressman Anthony Weiner, Kathleen Hanna, Jasmine Burnett, Cecile Richards, and countless other champions for reproductive rights? Well, a lot has changed since then, and I’m not talking about Weinergate.

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Family Health: Key to Addressing Stillbirths

Stillbirth is a global issue that impacts millions of women and families around the world each year. Sadly, it is also a burden that falls heaviest on the poorest families.

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Snipping Pink Sentimentality: Persisting on the Whys of Breast Cancer

If there is evidence that something is bad for human health, Breast Cancer Action believes, quite simply, that it should not be used.

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ThinkProgress: Three Anti-Choice Republicans Tell Boehner to Drop Planned Parenthood Rider

Today, as reported by our colleagues at ThinkProgress, three anti-choice Republicans have urged House Speaker John Boehner to drop the rider seeking to defund Planned Parenthood around which the stalemate on the budget and government shutdown revolve.

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Invisible and Penned In

Yesterday I boarded a 6:00 am train from Newark to DC to attend the Pro-choice Advocacy Day.  I eagerly looked around for placards, buttons, t-shirts, or groups of women and men who were on a mission. Instead I saw briefcases and business suits. 

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A Global Impact: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies

While women have made huge strides in the social, economic, and political spheres, our most fundamental right—the right to control our reproductive health—remains in serious jeopardy all over the world. Thanks to exciting new Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs), we have the potential to revolutionize a woman’s control over her reproductive life.

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