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Equal access to abortion care is essential for social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives. But, in many places, accessing abortion care is extremely difficult, and for many people [...]

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Access to IVF for Servicemembers and Veterans

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Fact Sheet on William Barr

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Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

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Blunt Amendment Would Eviscerate Health Care Coverage for Millions

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is attempting to add an amendment to a highway bill that would allow any employer to refuse to cover a health care service required under the Affordable Care Act if the [...]

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The Contraception Controversy: A Comprehensive Reply (PDF Download)

The Obama Administration’s recently announced policy to require insurers to cover contraception as women’s preventive health care has prompted many over-heated op-eds, editorials on both sides and even a thoroughly one-sided Congressional hearing. The controversy [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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House Budget Bill Would Strip 60,000 Low-Income Women in the District of Columbia of Access to Abortion Services

The draft budget bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives would overrule the decision of 400,000-plus voters in the District of Columbia to fund medically necessary abortions for low-income women. The bill would [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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New Abortion Ban Bill Would Deny Abortion Coverage to Millions of Women and Allow Healthcare Providers to Deny Life-Saving Care to Women in Emergencies

On January 20, 2011, Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) introduced an extreme anti-choice bill for consideration by Congress.  Subsequently, on February 3, 2011, Rep. Pitts made public a revised bill.  Key problems with the bill include: [...]

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A Bait-and-Switch Attack on Reproductive Health: Radical New Anti-Choice Bill Would Deny Insurance Coverage to Millions of Women

On January 20, 2011, Rep. Chris Smith (R.-NJ) introduced extreme anti-choice legislation for consideration by Congress. While it is misleadingly called the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3), current law already imposes punishing [...]

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Repeal the Ban on Abortion for Women in the Military

For the past fifteen years, the United States government has banned almost all abortion services at United States military hospitals and medical facilities overseas.* These facilities are barred from providing any abortion "except where the [...]

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What’s Wrong with the Executive Order on Abortion Restrictions?

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, as part of the negotiations over the healthcare reform bill, President Barack Obama promised to issue a new Executive Order on abortion restrictions upon passage of the bill by the [...]

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Debunking Myths on Funding Firewalls and Healthcare Reform

Question: Does Healthcare Reform Actually Provide Federal Funding for Abortion? Answer: No. During final debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), called the healthcare reform bill "pro-abortion" and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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