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The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012

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Women’s Media Center, October 15, 2012 by Alice Driver The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. The official 2012 GOP platform calls for a federal ban on abortion with no exception for rape or incest victims.  […]

Romney’s abortion remarks bring issue back into focus

October 10, 2012

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Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012 by Seema Mehta and Mark Z. Barabak DELAWARE, Ohio — The abortion issue returned to the fore of the presidential campaign Wednesday as Mitt Romney reaffirmed his opposition and said he would act from the White House to reduce the incidence of abortion in the United States and around […]

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, […]

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 […]

Where Are All the Angry Women?

September 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 24, 2012 by Marcia Reynolds I was reading a report by McKinsey and Company on Unlocking the Full Potential of Women at Work. It reminded me of all the articles I read when I started researching my book seven years ago. The statistics, problems and calls to action were the same. Women […]

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 […]

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