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Jindal Administration’s Attack on Planned Parenthood Funds Blocked

Monday's order is the latest federal court ruling pushing back against GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood facilities in the wake of this summer's release of heavily edited videos alleging Planned Parenthood violated federal law by selling fetal tissue.

Monday’s order is the latest federal court ruling pushing back against GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood facilities in the wake of this summer’s release of heavily edited videos alleging Planned Parenthood violated federal law by selling fetal tissue.

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California Schools Required to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed in 2016

A new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown early this month, will make California’s sex education among the most comprehensive in the country as it mandates that all schools address topics in ways that are accurate, unbiased, and affirming of LGBTQ students and families.

The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”

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San Francisco’s Approach to HIV Is Working

San Francisco's multi-pronged approach to treating and preventing HIV has led to a dramatic change in that city, which was once a hotbed of the national HIV and AIDS epidemic.

San Francisco’s multi-pronged approach to treating and preventing HIV has led to a dramatic change in that city, which was once a hotbed of the national HIV and AIDS epidemic.

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Federal Court: Anti-Choice Leader Must Hand Over Video Footage to National Abortion Federation

An order issued Tuesday directs the Center for Medical Progress to turn over any footage and documents to the National Abortion Federation before disclosing that material to Congress.

An order issued Tuesday directs the Center for Medical Progress to turn over any footage and documents to the National Abortion Federation before disclosing that material to Congress.

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Fancy Birth Control Technology Can’t Solve Everything

Apps to track contraceptive use are plentiful, often free or cheap, user-friendly, and undoubtedly helpful to some individuals. But that doesn’t mean that perfect birth control use is a forgone conclusion for everyone.

Apps to track contraceptive use are plentiful, often free or cheap, user-friendly, and undoubtedly helpful to some individuals. But that doesn’t mean that perfect birth control use is a forgone conclusion for everyone.

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The New McCarthyites: Lists, Lies, and the GOP’s Attacks on Women’s Health Care

Taking a page right out of the playbook of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, this hearing was about taking names and getting lists of providers, of clinics, of staff people and even of organizations providing family planning services abroad for the purposes of harassing and stigmatizing them.

McCarthyism is defined in the dictionary as the practice of making accusations unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence, and the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism. I’d say today’s radicalized GOP has them both down pat.

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Court Blocks Another Republican Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.

Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.

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FDA Examines Complaints About Contraceptive Device Essure

An FDA panel heard from physicians, public health experts, company representatives, and numerous women who said Essure had harmed them.

An FDA panel heard from physicians, public health experts, company representatives, and numerous women who said Essure had harmed them.

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Why We Should All Be Afraid of the Coming Supreme Court Term

The Roberts Court hasn't decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts' tenure.

The Roberts Court hasn’t decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure.

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Federal Judge Blocks Utah GOP’s Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

Tuesday’s ruling keeping PPAU’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks following the release of heavily-edited smear videos by the anti-choice front group the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).

Tuesday’s ruling keeping the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks.

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