Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spread the Message: Love Your Body

In the United States, 10 million women and girls suffer from anorexia and/or bulimia, 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat, and young women who have anorexia are 12 times more likely to die than other women their age. … Continue reading

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Female Soldiers Sue U.S. Military for Inadequate Response to Sexual Assaults

Jezebel recently reported on a lawsuit filed by former soldiers against Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld.  The soldiers state that they created a military culture which protected and enabled their rapists, providing no protection for … Continue reading

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Title X: The Importance of Family Planning for All

The Guttmacher institute has released a study  highlighting the importance of Title X funding. Title X is the sole federal program devoted entirely to family planning. In his recent budget, President Obama proposed a modest increase in funding to Title … Continue reading

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Will Contraception Be Considered a Preventive Service Under Health Care Reform?

Recently, the New York Times published an article discussing potential provisions to the new health care law that would require insurance companies to cover contraceptive and family planning services for women. The administration has gathered a team of experts that … Continue reading

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Multiple Planned Parenthood Sites Targeted by Anti-Abortion Group

Last week, over a period of five days, at least 12 Planned Parenthood clinics in 6 states were visited by people claiming to be involved in sex trafficking rings involving minors and illegal immigrants. After the unusual visits, the clinics … Continue reading

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Standing Firm Focuses on Partner Violence in the Workplace

A new southwestern Pennsylvania program, Standing Firm, is bringing awareness to the problem of partner violence and its effects on business. Standing Firm’s mission is to “engage a critical mass of employers in Southwestern PA in addressing partner violence as … Continue reading

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Setback for Baltimore Ordinance Requiring Truth from Crisis Pregnancy Centers

In November 2009, we wrote about a Baltimore, MD, ordinance requiring crisis pregnancy centers to provide a disclaimer to potential customers stating the services provided at the center as well as services the center did not provide, such as abortion … Continue reading

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