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How Romney and Ryan Plan to Close Your Family Planning Clinic

August 17, 2012

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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 […]

The war on abortion rights

July 18, 2012

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Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2012 An aggressive campaign is being waged across the country as opponents seize every opportunity to deny women long-established constitutional protections. In California, where limiting access to abortion and other reproductive services would be practically unthinkable, it can be easy to ignore the ceaseless attacks on women’s reproductive rights elsewhere.But […]

The GOP’s Effort To Pull Out Of Medicaid Is Part Of Its War On Women

July 13, 2012

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Think Progress, July 13, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Medicaid expansion is just the latest battlefield in the Republicans’ ongoing war against women. Republican governors turning down health care funds are making a political statement, but in the process are hurting, not helping, the women their states. In fact, the two states with the highest number […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

$1 billion at stake if anti-abortion law passes, state officials warn

April 6, 2012

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Nashua Telegraph, April 6, 2012 by Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – The state’s Medicaid program could lose $1 billion in federal support if the Legislature outlaws public spending for any health provider directly or indirectly performing abortions, state officials warned Thursday. Much of the four-hour public hearing was ideological jousting between supporters and opponents of abortion […]

Bill severs abortion, funding (NH)

April 6, 2012

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Concord Monitor, April 6, 2012 by Annmarie Timmins Led by a national pro-life group, several state lawmakers urged a Senate committee yesterday to eliminate federal tax dollars for any medical facility, hospitals included, that provides abortions or refers patients elsewhere for the procedure. Under the bill, a medical provider would be in violation if it […]

Public funding for abortion up for debate in NH

April 5, 2012

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Boston.com, April 5, 2012 by Holly Ramer CONCORD, N.H.—Supporters of ending public funding for centers that provide elective abortions argued Thursday that doing so would give women an “upgrade in service at no additional cost,” while opponents said it could cost the state millions of dollars. Under a bill before the Senate Health and Human […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012

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New York Times, March 7, 2012 by Pam Belluck and Emily Ramshaw Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Carlos, an impoverished town in South Texas, for breast cancer screenings, free birth control pills and pap smears for cervical cancer. But the clinic closed […]