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First They Come for Your Insurance Coverage. Is Your Bank Account Next?

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Anti-choice attacks on women’s access to insurance coverage for contraception and abortion are, in part, about building a legal case for controlling the private finances of women. The arguments being used could in the future apply even to your bank account.

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How the Bishops’ Directives Derail Medical Decisions at Catholic Hospitals

The bishops, who claim that Catholic institutions care for the poor and underserved in a fashion that surpasses other nonprofit hospitals, are engaging in a public relations campaign that is more myth than fact.

The bishops are engaging in a public relations campaign that is more myth than fact. Here are several claims you can expect to hear from the bishops—followed by the truth about what health care under the “Ethical and Religious Directives” means for people who need care at a Catholic hospital.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Black Unwed Mothers: A Q&A With Tanya Fields of the BLK Projek

Fields drew attention during a recent live-streamed conversation between bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry, when she asked about the tearing down of Black unmarried mothers by other Black women.

Fields drew attention during a recent live-streamed conversation between bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry, when she asked about the tearing down of Black unmarried mothers by other Black women. RH Reality Check spoke with her about being a woman of color leader, stereotypes placed on Black unmarried mothers, and more.

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After Budget Cuts, Texas Family Planning Program Serving 77 Percent Fewer Clients

Republican lawmakers had hoped in 2011 that their family planning funding cuts would force Planned Parenthood to stop providing health care in the state; instead, the data shows that a wide variety of family planning clinics have shuttered.

Republican lawmakers had hoped in 2011 that their family planning funding cuts would force Planned Parenthood to stop providing health care in the state; instead, the data shows that a wide variety of family planning clinics have shuttered.

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Arizona Asks Supreme Court to Review Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

Attorneys for the state want the Roberts Court to reinstate a law that strips funding from doctors and clinics that perform abortions even though that money does not go toward abortion care.

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Ohio Bill Would Ban Insurance Coverage of Most Abortions and Contraception

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

HB 351 would prohibit insurance policies from covering abortions except in the case of ectopic pregnancies, and could effectively ban coverage of birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and emergency contraception.

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Advocates Push to End Federal Abortion Funding Bans

Oregon All Above All delegates pose with Rep. Earl Blumenauer at the Capitol Wednesday.

All Above All, a campaign made up of 28 reproductive and social justice organizations, sent 125 delegates from more than 20 states to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lobby for lifting bans on federal funding of abortions.

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Why Abortion Funds Are Needed, Even in Pro-Choice States

Abortion funds are critical because they help bridge the gap left by the Hyde Amendment and enable access to abortion for those who are financially denied their right to choose.

Abortion funds are critical because they help bridge the gap left by the Hyde Amendment and enable access to abortion for those who are financially denied their right to choose.

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Playing Offense: Advocates Seek Legislation to Protect, Advance Reproductive Rights

All Above All campaigners on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

On Wednesday, after many years spent on the defensive in the “war on women,” advocates took to Capitol Hill in two simultaneous efforts to protect and advance the health and rights of women and girls in the United States.

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Report: Texas’ Family Planning Cuts Are a Human Rights Violation

A panel of CRR and NLIRH representatives joined legislative staff and Valley activists at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon to highlight the findings of the report, which CRR's Luisa Cabal said "puts a face to reckless political indifference."

A new report shows that Texans in the Rio Grande Valley are now unable to access the affordable reproductive health care that was available to them just a few years ago.

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