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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 […]

Anti-abortion group drafting legislation to limit women’s right to choose

May 25, 2012


The Guardian, May 25, 2012 by Karen McVeigh Americans United for Life campaign to undo on a state-by-state basis the legal rights to abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade Limits on the legal right to abortion are sweeping through legislatures across the United States, from moves to require women seeking abortion to undergo intrusive ultrasounds, […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

May 19, 2012


Women News Network, May 19, 2012 by Sandy Oestreich St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk.  It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate […]

Susan B. Anthony List Opens Anti-Guttmacher Research Center to Push Polls That Support Their Agenda

May 16, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 16, 2012 by Robin Marty First you have a mainstream media, then the right wing creates Fox News to promote their own set of facts. Then you have EMILY’s List, and the anti-choice political groups create Susan B. Anthony List to “combat” it. Now, they’ve created their own version of a […]

Honoring Motherhood Means Honoring a Woman’s Decision About Whether She Is Ready to Mother

May 15, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 15, 2012 by Kirsten Moore This article is one in a series published in collaboration with our sister organization, Strong Families. Mothering. Abortion. Two very big topics that may seem antithetical to one another. But when you pull back the curtain a bit it’s easier to see how they are inextricably linked. First […]

Because Of Abstinence Education, 60 Percent Of Young Adults Are Misinformed About Birth Control’s Effectiveness

May 14, 2012


Think Progress, May 14, 2012 by Tara Culp-Ressler A new studyfrom the Guttmacher Institute unsurprisingly finds that greater knowledge about contraceptive services is directly correlated to a decrease in young adults’ risky sexual behavior. However, after quizzing a nationally representative sample of 1,800 sexually active Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 on their […]

1,000 Reasons To Trust Women

May 4, 2012


Ms. Blog, May 4, 2012 by Colleen Crinion As a clinic assistant at two Planned Parenthood clinics, I’ve listened to approximately 1,000 women tell me about their abortion decisions. These women came from all over the world. Some were mothers, students, wives or girlfriends; some were only girls. They were different in many ways, but […]

Thousands Rally At ‘We Are Women’ Protests Across The Country: ‘Enough Of The War On Women’

April 30, 2012


Think Progress, April 30, 2012 by Igor Volsky Women across the country participated in “We Are Women” rallies on Saturday to protest state legislation limiting access to contraception and abortion. Hundreds of advocates gathered in Kansas, Colorado, Virginia, Florida, Arkansas, Idaho, and Oklahoma to demand that lawmakers abandon efforts to undermine women’s health. “Today’s rally […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012


USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]