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What You Need to Know About the Politics of Abortion Access Right Now

Opposition narratives might portray a movement in disarray — but advocates of safe, legal abortion are united in their determination to overcome the challenges facing people who seek care.

For Condescending Cookies and Cutting off Women's Health Access, NC Gov. Pat McCrory is Gynotician of the Week

Not surprisingly, this week’s Gynotician of the Week is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
Aug. 2, 2013

Gynotician of the Week: Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves

This past week, in a debate on his Facebook page, Missouri State Senate Majority Caucus Whip Brian Nieves dismissed the need for lifesaving abortions, going so far to say that an abortion to save a woman’s life is “a matter of convenience.”
July 27, 2013

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Marco Rubio Wants to Make Your Personal Medical Decisions

Last year, Florida Senator Marco Rubio co-sponsored the much-talked-about Blunt amendment — which would have let your boss decide whether women could get access to affordable birth control or not. So it’s really no surprise that Rubio would volunteer to be the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks.
July 26, 2013

A Big Week for Global Women’s Health

In the last 48 hours, the House and Senate have taken major steps to shape the budget that affects U.S. foreign affairs spending – and their positions couldn’t be farther apart when it comes investing in global women’s health. The House wants to slash funding for international family planning and bring back outdated restrictions to U.S. foreign aid. Meanwhile, the Senate would expand support for women around the world and amend the total ban on abortion in the Peace Corps.
July 26, 2013

David Cross and Amber Tamblyn Know the Danger of Gynoticians

Politicians are doing their darndest to insert themselves into the exam room, intruding upon the personal and private decisions best left up to a woman and her doctor. And we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed this trend…
July 26, 2013

North Dakota Judge Blocks Extreme Abortion Law

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s law banning abortions as early as six weeks—before many women know they are pregnant. The law, which would ultimately outlaw abortion in the state demonstrated just how far some politicians would go to take away women’s access to safe and legal abortion.
July 23, 2013

First VA Governor’s Race Debate Verdict? Ken Cuccinelli Can’t Be Trusted with Women’s Health

On Saturday, Ken Cuccinelli faced off against Terry McAuliffe in the first gubernatorial debate of 2013. Everything was on the table, including women’s health. Considering Cuccinelli’s long history of trying to restrict and limit women’s access to safe and legal abortion, it was hardly a surprise when the moderator asked him if he’d continue in the same vein and use the governor’s office to push his extreme ideological views.
July 23, 2013

Why Are We Still Fighting the Global Gag Rule?

President Obama repealed the global gag rule in his first week in office, but we have yet to see the end of this harmful policy. Just yesterday, opponents of women’s health in the House wrote language echoing the global gag rule into the House foreign operations bill. If passed, this legislation would impose dangerous restrictions on foreign aid, limit women’s access to health care and undercut U.S. development objectives by weakening civil society.
July 19, 2013

Gynotician of the Week: Governor Perry Signs HB2, but We Won’t Let Him Have the Last Word

Texas Governor Rick Perry just signed HB 2, the extreme and dangerous bill that threatens to virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in the state of Texas. By signing this bill into law, he’s making a terrible situation for women’s health even worse.
July 19, 2013

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