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Study: Free Birth Control Slashes Abortion Rates

October 5, 2012

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Time, October 5, 2012 by Olivia B. Waxman What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine […]

Study shows women use contraception to control lives, complete education and achieve goals

September 26, 2012

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The Raw Story, September 26, 2012 by David Ferguson A recent study by the reproductive health and rights group the Guttmacher Institute confirms what many people have long known and suspected, that access to contraception helps women better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security and stability. The study, […]

Clinton, others announce contraception deal

September 26, 2012

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WTOP 103.5 FM, September 26, 2012 by RON DePASQUALE UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Prices for long-acting contraception will be halved for 27 million women in the developing world through a new partnership, former President Bill Clinton and other world leaders announced Wednesday. The deal will help avoid almost 30 million unwanted pregnancies and save an […]

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Anti-Choicers Discuss Making Birth Control Illegal

September 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control. We have seen a rise in attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, eliminate […]

Pennsylvania Kicks Off Fadiman’s Choice At Risk Film Screening Tour

September 24, 2012

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We’ve Had Enough PA, September 24, 2012 Following a series of pre-launch screenings in Nevada and California, we’re excited to announce that documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman will kick off a five-state, fall 2012 Choice at Risk film-screening tour with a gathering on Sept. 27th in Philadelphia sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Choice. The tour, facilitated by […]

Scott Brown Attempts to Mislead Voters with “Pro-Choice” Claim

September 14, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 14, 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America sets the record straight on senator’s choice history Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, vowed today that her organization will not let stand Scott Brown’s assertion that he is pro-choice. “Scott Brown’s support for women’s reproductive health is inconsistent at best,” Keenan […]

Anti-Choice Missouri Lawmakers Override Health-Care Coverage for Women

September 13, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 13, 2012 Extreme anti-choice state lawmakers are at it again! Last night, the Missouri legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D-Mo.) veto of a far-reaching anti-choice bill that will now go into effect. This law will allow bosses to refuse to cover birth control, abortion, and other health-care services in their insurance […]

Missouri lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

September 12, 2012

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 12, 2012 by David A. Lieb The Missouri measure was championed by the Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Right to Life and other religious and anti-abortion groups. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP)— Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an […]

Hobby Lobby sues government over healthcare mandate

September 12, 2012

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Reuters, September 12, 2012 by Steve Olafson Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance. The lawsuit, filed in District Court in the […]

We’re Not ‘The Entitlement Generation’

September 12, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 12, 2012 by Sandra Fluke Last weekend, Representative Walsh said he was “offended” by me, a “life-time student,” and that he wanted me to stop acting “entitled” and “get a job.” He explained that it wasn’t my fault because my generation has been raised this way and doesn’t know how to take care of […]

Don’t politicize reproductive health issues

September 9, 2012

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Greenville News, September 8, 2012 by Joyce Fishman Klein How did you learn the alphabet? Did you learn that A is for Apples, B is for Boys, etc.? Today in the world of politics in this country we are learning a new alphabet: A is for Abortion, B is for Birth control, C is for […]

Wheaton College Birth Control Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Dismissed By Federal Judge

August 28, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade A federal judge dismissed Wheaton College’s lawsuit against the Obama administration, objecting over a mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to cover contraception. Wheaton, a Christian liberal art college in Illinois, filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. in July objecting to a U.S. Health & […]

University Of Notre Dame Students Petition Administration To Drop Birth Control Mandate Lawsuit Against Feds

August 1, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 1, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade At first, Kathryn Pogin was simply writing a personal letter to the Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame. It was a response to his announcement the school would sue the federal government over the requirement that health insurance plans, including those […]

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