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Senate Will Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood's funding to other providers of women's health care, but critics say that simply wouldn't work.

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.

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Senate Fast-Tracks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days.

Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days.

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House GOP Sneaks Hyde Restrictions Into Another Unrelated Bill

House Republicans tried to expand the anti-choice Hyde Amendment for the fourth time this year, this time with a last-minute change to a medical research bill.

House Republicans tried to expand the anti-choice Hyde Amendment for the fourth time this year, this time with a last-minute change to a medical research bill.

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Pro-Choice Senators Defend International Family Planning

A group of pro-choice legislators on Thursday helped stop a Senate committee from cutting international family planning funding and reinstating the "global gag rule."

A group of pro-choice legislators on Thursday helped stop a Senate committee from cutting international family planning funding and reinstating the “global gag rule.”

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Pro-Choice Advocates Go on Offense With Congressional Call to End Hyde Amendment

"It's past time to repeal Hyde," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at a press conference with pro-choice advocates and cosponsors of the EACH Woman Act.

Heeding calls from pro-choice advocates to end the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, House Democrats introduced comprehensive legislation to ensure every woman has equal access to insurance coverage of abortion.

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Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

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Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog

“I honestly understand why a lot of people don’t report rape,” Kiyona Phillips told RH Reality Check in an interview. “Because if you’re not half-dead or beat in the face or it’s not recorded in any kind of way, you really have to prove that this happened to you.”

In cases of rape, the “he said, she said” dilemma has outgrown the realm of legitimate legal query, and has instead come to justify the systemic failure of police and prosecutors nationwide to properly process forensic evidence that could lead to more sexual assault convictions, and also to identifying serial rapists who otherwise remain at large.

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Will Republican Noises About Over-the-Counter Birth Control Inadvertently Make It Happen?

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.

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Senate Democrats Propose ‘Affordability Is Access’ Bill for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.

Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.

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Potential U.S. Senate Candidate Vacillates on Abortion Stance

A possible Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado, under fire by abortion rights advocates for waffling on her abortion stance, has apologized for telling an anti-choice radio host that she'd never called herself "pro-choice."

A possible Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado, under fire by abortion rights advocates for waffling on her abortion stance, has apologized for telling an anti-choice radio host that she’d never called herself “pro-choice.”

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