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From the desk of ... Sarah Lipton-Lubet and Sarah Fleisch Fink

A Double Bind: When States Deny Abortion Coverage and Fail to Support Expecting and New Parents

It’s the most basic of rights and foundational to our ability to thrive: Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when and how to raise a family. But for many women struggling to make ends meet, this is not reality.

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From the desk of ... Julie A. Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women Foundation and Trust Women South Wind Women’s Clinic, Repro Health Watch

Pedal to the Metal: Trust Women in Oklahoma

Two weeks after Dr. George Tiller was assassinated at his church, I told his wife I was going to re-establish abortion services in Wichita, Kansas.

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From the desk of ... Tammi Kromenaker, Director, Red River Women’s Clinic, Repro Health Watch

Red River Women’s Clinic "Gets it Done": The New FDA Medication Abortion Label Helps North Dakota Women

In the fall of 2007, Jackie* called to schedule an abortion appointment. She said she had heard of a way to have an abortion with medicine, and asked if we offered that at our clinic. 

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From the desk of ... Isabelle Beauregard, Campus Organizer (University of Alabama), URGE Alabama, Repro Health Watch

Let’s Be Bold! #AbortionPositive in Alabama

April 20, 2016 | Reproductive Health > Abortion

The #AbortionPositive Tour is meant to be daring.

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From the desk of ... Brooke Tucker, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan, Repro Health Watch

Michigan Women Fight Back Against Attacks to Their Reproductive Rights

As a civil rights lawyer and Michigan resident, I am incredibly saddened and disappointed by the man-made public health disasters that my government allows to persist.

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From the desk of ... Fatimah Gifford, Deputy Director, Shift. , Repro Health Watch

To Fight The Wave of TRAP Laws, We Must First Fight Abortion Stigma

March 11, 2016 | Reproductive Health > Abortion

Texas has a proud legacy of fighting for freedom and trumpeting our independent spirit. We are a state full of dualities.

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Sarah Lipton-Lubet, Director of Reproductive Health Programs

From the desk of ... Sarah Lipton-Lubet

What Happens When Abortion Opponents Turn Lies into Law?

March 3, 2016 | Reproductive Health > Abortion

Over the past five years, abortion opponents have quietly passed hundreds of restrictive laws.

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Sarah Lipton-Lubet, Director of Reproductive Health Programs

From the desk of ... Sarah Lipton-Lubet

“Bad Medicine” Laws Are Harming Women in a Majority of States

February 24, 2016 | Reproductive Health > Abortion

Imagine for a moment that you are a woman in Louisiana who has decided to have an abortion. Here’s what you will experience as you set out to get safe, legal health care. 

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From the desk of ... David S. Cohen, Repro Health Watch

Living in the Crosshairs: Violence Against Abortion Providers Hurts Us All

In an ideal world, abortion providers would lead lives just like any other medical professional. However, in the highly charged environment we live in, abortion providers’ lives are different.

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From the desk of ... Jaime Miracle, Repro Health Watch

Access Without Apology: The Ohio Proactive Abortion Agenda

Last month, pro-choice Ohioans and legislators gathered outside the Statehouse as we have done time and again. But this time something was different.

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From the desk of ... Susan Frietsche, Repro Health Watch

New Report: Politics in the Exam Room, A Growing Threat

The most insidious way American politicians attempt to influence the behavior of private citizens is by quietly passing laws that legislate doctor-patient communications, going so far as to force doctors to lie to patients.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

39 Years of Shame

Imagine a public policy that pushes women who are living paycheck to paycheck deeper into poverty… that exacerbates the health disparities that plague our nation…

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From the desk of ... Tiffany Pryor, Repro Health Watch

Illinois Youth Leaders Campaign to Repeal Parental Notification of Abortion (PNA) Law

My heart dropped when I heard the news on July 13th, 2013. 

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

The Wrong Way

Extremists in the House of Representatives seem to be firmly in charge as their fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill advances quickly.

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From the desk of ... Chavi Koneru, Repro Health Watch

Lawmakers Should Take a Walk in Her Shoes

On June 5th, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Pat McCrory restricted the rights of North Carolina women by signing a bill imposing a 72-hour mandatory delay on abortions.

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From the desk of ... Maggie Moran, Repro Health Watch

Montana House Moves to Preemptively Ban Telemedical Abortion, But There is Good News

In Montana, we are two-thirds of the way through our 64th Legislature and there is no doubt that 2015 is a tough year for reproductive rights.

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From the desk of ... Allison Glass, Repro Health Watch

Let’s Make One Thing Clear: Abortion Access is Under Attack, and Tennessee is Fighting Back!

Tennessee has some of the strongest protections for personal privacy in the country. Unfortunately, last November we lost Amendment 1, a ballot question that was designed to make it easier for politicians in Nashville to push for abortion restrictions.

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From the desk of ... Cristina Aguilar, Repro Health Watch

Beyond Amendment 67: Looking Ahead in the Fight for Reproductive Justice in Colorado

As a new year begins, we have a lot to celebrate in Colorado.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Abortion Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers, at Last

The funding bill Congress passed last weekend lifts the terribly unfair ban on coverage for abortion services for Peace Corps volunteers who survive rape or incest, or whose lives would be jeopardized by continuing a pregnancy.

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From the desk of ... Sarah Stoesz, Repro Health Watch

Resounding “No” to Personhood in Conservative North Dakota

On November 4th, voters in North Dakota made history when they made it the third state in the nation to decisively reject a "personhood" amendment and, with it, the extreme agenda of the personhood movement.

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