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New Evidence Undermines The Entire Premise Of Anti-Abortion Laws

As the Supreme Court deliberates over one of the most critical abortion rights cases of the last several decades, a newly-published study has revealed findings with profound implications for the abortion debate as a whole: In contrast to what abortion opponents claim, recent reductions in the U.S. abortion rate are attributable almost entirely to a … Continue reading

Unintended Pregnancy Plunges To Lowest Rate In 30 Years, Thanks To IUDs

A new study finds that the unintended pregnancy rate in the United States declined by 18 percent between 2008 and 2011, falling to the lowest rate in more than three decades. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, attributes the dramatic decline in unintended pregnancies to the increasing use of long-acting reversible … Continue reading

‘Moderate’ John Kasich Is About To Defund Planned Parenthood

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the so-called “moderate” in the Republican presidential primary race, confirmed on Wednesday that he will sign into law an extreme new piece of legislation that effectively defunds Planned Parenthood clinics statewide by denying state and federal grants to “organizations that provide or advocate for abortion care, are affiliated with organizations that … Continue reading

Maternal Mortality Rates Drop Worldwide, Except In The United States

While maternal mortality rates across the world have fallen by nearly 50% over the last 25 years, rates in the United States have risen during that same time period, according to a new global survey published Thursday by the United Nations and World Bank. Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during … Continue reading

Birth Control Returns To The High Court: SCOTUS To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare’s Contraceptive Coverage

For the fourth time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a series of challenges to the Affordable Care Act. And for the second time, the target is birth control coverage. The Justices announced Friday that they would review a group of seven cases, brought by religiously affiliated nonprofits, all of … Continue reading

Myths, Manterruptions, & Mythical Math: 5 Takeaways From The GOP’s Planned Parenthood Hearing

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, testified before Congress on Tuesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing aimed at discontinuing federal tax funding for Planned Parenthood. The hearing — just one arm of the GOP’s coordinated attack on Planned Parenthood — ended up revealing a lot more about the Republican Party … Continue reading

Why Are We Speculating About The Effects Of Defunding Planned Parenthood, When We’ve Already Witnessed The Disastrous Consequences?

In response to the release of a series of deceptively edited videos created by anti-abortion activists, a group of right-wing Republican lawmakers are trying to push through a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s … Continue reading

Watch Bill Nye Use Science To Disprove Anti-Abortion Logic

  “When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women.” That’s what Bill Nye has to say in his latest educational video, “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” In the video, which you can and absolutely should watch above, Nye explains … Continue reading

Republicans Are Willing To Shut Down The Government Over 1/50th Of One Percent Of The Federal Budget

Two years after shutting down the federal government in a failed attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, congressional Republicans are once again using the threat of a government shutdown to wage war against public health, only this time they’ve set their sights on Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s leading providers of low-cost health … Continue reading

The GOP’s Deranged Plan To Shut Down The Government Over Planned Parenthood: 5 Things To Know

In what has become an annual tradition, congressional Republicans are once again threatening to shut down the federal government — this time, over Planned Parenthood. On Friday, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass legislation that would immediately stop federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider … Continue reading

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