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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.

Top 10 ways to tell you have a bad bill: North Carolina-style

First, you try to pass three bills that would make abortion inaccessible to women by imposing excessive, medically unnecessary, and sometimes impossible-to-meet restrictions on providers. They all fail in regular legislative session.
July 18, 2013

New York Governor Announces Historic Women's Equality Act, State Will Lead Nation in Women's Health and Rights

The audience at New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address this week erupted into thunderous applause when he announced his commitment to passing the Reproductive Health Act as part of a broad Women’s Equality Act.
July 17, 2013

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Top Five Things You Need to Know About Ken Cuccinelli

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor, and as of 5 p.m. yesterday he secured his place as the nominee. Want to know where he stands on women’s health issues? It ain’t pretty.
July 17, 2013

Not in Her Shoe's--It's Time to Have an Authentic Conversation About Abortion

With the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade next week, we’re reminded that women’s health and rights have come a long way in the last 40 years. It’s been 40 years since the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has a right to make her own personal medical decisions, and 40 years of ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. But as women’s rights have expanded, the language we’ve used to discuss the subject has narrowed to simply “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” When it really comes down to it, labels box people in—they fail to reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, or the way Americans think and talk about it today. That’s why Planned Parenthood Federation of America released a new video, “Not in her Shoes,” as part of the effort to expand the discussion about abortion beyond labels.
July 17, 2013

40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: It’s Here for Good

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court ruled a woman had a right to make her own personal medical decisions, without interference from politicians. 40 years later Americans are still standing by this decision. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows 7 in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should remain the law of the land, and a woman should have a right to a safe and legal abortion.
July 17, 2013

WATCH: Sarah Weddington on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the landmark Supreme Court decision that confirmed a woman’s constitutional right to consider safe and legal abortion, if and when she needs it, and without interference from politicians.
July 17, 2013

Daily Reminder: New Mexico Abortion Bill Could Criminalize Providers

The first version of the New Mexico abortion bill could have jailed the rape survivor. The redrafted version could jail the health provider. Either way, the woman loses her right to make her own medical decisions without interference from politicians. New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown's new bill is no better than the old one.
July 17, 2013

Gynotician of the Week: House Speaker Thom Tillis

Even before he assumed the role of House Speaker, Thom Tillis made clear that limiting a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions was a top priority. His priorities became more than clear this week when he played an integral role in maneuvering two bills, both originally unrelated to women's health, amended with some of the most dangerous and extreme abortion restrictions in the country and rushed through with every trick in the book.
July 12, 2013

Photos: Stand with Women Rally on Capitol Hill

Senator Marco Rubio is reportedly poised to introduce a nationwide 20-week abortion ban. Hundreds of staff and youth leaders from across the country rallied at the U.S. Capitol to say “enough is enough”.
July 11, 2013

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