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

September 26, 2012


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, […]

How Romney and Ryan Plan to Close Your Family Planning Clinic

August 17, 2012


Mother Jones, August 17, 2012 by Dana Liebelson The GOP candidates envision a one-two punch that will shut down family planning clinics nationwide—even in blue states. If you want to know what a Mitt Romney presidency and a Paul Ryan vice-presidency would mean for your local family planning clinic, look at what happened in Texas and […]

Missouri hosts a riptide on contraceptive mandate

August 6, 2012


UPI, August 6, 2012 by Malena Amusa Health reform is beginning to require insurers to cover contraception, which is bringing battles over the mandate to a head in states across the country. “It’s not a safe place for women and health care,” says a congressional candidate in Missouri. Seven cents a day; about $26 a […]

State Legislatures Stay Busy On Abortion Laws

July 12, 2012


NPR, July 12, 2012 by Julie Rovner 2011 was a banner year for state laws restricting abortion. And 2012 looks like runner-up. That’s the central finding of the midyear report from the Guttmacher Institute, the reproductive policy research group that keeps track of such things. There were 39 laws restricting abortion enacted in the first […]

A Ceasefire in the Assault on Women and their Reproductive Health?

June 4, 2012


Huffington Post, June 4, 2012 by Robert Walker It was inevitable. Sooner or later, political pundits would be looking for that Etch A Sketch moment when conservative Republicans would quietly retreat from their war on contraception. But are the pundits right? Is that moment really here? Are we witnessing a ceasefire in the assault on […]

SHOCKING! Planned Parenthood Patients Receive Fewer Abortions Than General Public

May 31, 2012


Addicting Info, May 31, 2012 by Wendy Gittleson A few days ago, we published this article about a claim that Planned Parenthood performs an abortion every 96 seconds. We alleged that the claim was false. We were wrong and we were called out on it, and for that, we are grateful because it allowed us […]

Why I perform abortions: A Christian obstetrician explains his choice

May 27, 2012

0, May 27, 2012 Willie J. Parker, an obstetrician based in Washington, D.C., didn’t always perform abortions. He’s a Christian from Birmingham, Ala., who initially refused to even consider the procedure. But about halfway into his 20-year career, he changed his mind. Now, he’s one of those rare doctors who is willing to push the […]