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Missouri Bill Would Make Guns As Difficult to Access As Abortions

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One Missouri lawmaker has a novel approach to bring attention to the increasing number of abortion restrictions in her state: to make purchasing a gun just as difficult as obtaining a safe and legal abortion.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

One Missouri lawmaker has a novel approach to bring attention to the increasing number of abortion restrictions in her state: to make purchasing a gun just as ...

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Quote of the Day: GOP threats to birth control are made up, says Ted Cruz

At a town hall event in Iowa, presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded to a question about making contraception available to women by calling Hillary Clinton the “condom police” and dismissing Republican attacks on reproductive rights as “made up nonsense.” 

At a town hall event in Iowa, presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded to a question about making contraception available to women by calling Hillary Clinton the “condom police” and dismissing Republican attacks on reproductive rights ...

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Beyond the IUD: What you might not know about the contraceptive implant

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You may have heard of LARC — Long-Acting Reversible Contraception — but maybe not by that name. LARCs include IUDs (which you can read more about here), as well as the contraceptive implant.

This post was originally published on the Community site.

You may have heard of LARC — Long-Acting Reversible Contraception — but maybe not by that name. LARCs include IUDs (which you can read more about here), ...

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Busting myths and calming fears: A doctor answers questions about the IUD

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So you’ve heard about the IUD (intrauterine device). You’ve heard some of your friends say, “I love it! No pills, no periods, no fuss!” You’ve had other friends say “Ew… something foreign in my body? No way!” As an obstetrician/gynecologist, I hear a lot of truths, but also a lot of misconceptions about this birth control method. So what is the real deal with IUDs? 

Ed. note: This piece was originally published on the Community site.

So you’ve heard about the IUD (intrauterine device). You’ve heard some of your friends say, “I love it! No pills, no periods, no fuss!” You’ve ...

Senators introduce bill to expand access to emergency contraception for rape survivors

Democratic senators have introduced a new bill to raise awareness about emergency contraception and make it available to rape survivors at federally funded hospitals.

The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 was introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) signing on as co-sponsors. The bill would ensure that any hospital receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds provides accurate information and timely access to emergency contraception for survivors of sexual assault, regardless of whether or not they can pay for it. It would also require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to disseminate information on emergency contraception to pharmacists and health care providers.

Democratic senators have introduced a new bill to raise awareness about emergency contraception and make it available to rape survivors at federally funded hospitals.

The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 was introduced by ...

Watch a video of a woman getting an abortion

EMILY’S ABORTION VIDEO from Emily Letts on Vimeo.

Emily Letts is just a twenty-something lady who accidentally got pregnant and became one of the third of American women who have an abortion. But Letts is also an abortion counselor, and she decided she wanted to use her own procedure to help demystify the experience for others. Over at Cosmo, she explains how she was inspired by Angie Jackson, who filmed herself having a medical abortion a few years ago.

I searched the Internet, and I couldn’t find a video of an actual surgical procedure in the clinic that focused on the woman’s experience. We talk about abortion so much and yet no one really knows what it actually ...

EMILY’S ABORTION VIDEO from Emily Letts on Vimeo.

Emily Letts is just a twenty-something lady who accidentally got pregnant and became one of the third of American women who have an abortion. But Letts is ...

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