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In Defending Birth Control, We Shouldn’t Stigmatize People Who Have Abortions

In the wake of the Trump administration’s recent decision to remove co-pay free birth control from the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s imminent vote on a 20-week abortion ban, media coverage has highlighted data on the relationship between access to contraception and abortion rates. Articles with headlines like “Trump Contraception Move Could Lead to More Abortions” and “Donald Trump’s Coming Abortion Surge” have pointed out that increased contraception use tends to lead to a decrease in abortions. 

In the wake of the Trump administration’s recent decision to remove co-pay free birth control from the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s imminent vote on a 20-week abortion ban, media coverage has ...

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Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Plan Must Include Abortion Coverage

Progressive should unite behind single-payer health care – but our plan must include overturning Hyde, or it will come at the cost of reproductive rights. Anything less would be a betrayal of the women who voted them into office.

Progressive should unite behind single-payer health care – but our plan must include overturning Hyde, or it will come at the cost of reproductive rights. Anything less would be a betrayal of the women who voted ...

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Making Performing an Abortion a Felony Crime

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending anymore. 

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending ...

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Indiana passed a fetal defect abortion ban (and put some other restrictions in, too)

On Thursday, Republican Indiana governor, Mike Pence, signed into law a bill that bans abortions based on objections to the fetus’s race, gender, or disability status. And that’s not all…

On Thursday, Republican Indiana governor, Mike Pence, signed into law a bill that bans abortions based on objections to the fetus’s race, gender, or disability status. And that’s not all…

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New Study Shows How Texas Law Has Increased Abortion Travel Distances and Costs

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

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There were 700,000 Google searches for self-inducing an abortion in the US last year

There have been a few studies — and plenty of anecdotal evidence — pointing to an uptick in self-induced abortion attempts as the result of dwindling access to legal abortion in many states. Now an economist at The New York Times looks at what Google search patterns reveal about the trend. 

There have been a few studies — and plenty of anecdotal evidence — pointing to an uptick in self-induced abortion attempts as the result of dwindling access

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