Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tell Your Representative: No on HR 3

On January 20, 2011, U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced HR 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act” in the House of Representatives. The bill has 173 sponsors, including Speaker John Boehner. The bill would codify the Hyde Amendment, … Continue reading

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Think Purple: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The PA House of Representatives joined the rest of the nation in recognizing January 2011 as “Cervical Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to increase awareness about the risks and treatability of cervical cancer. Currently, cervical cancer is the second … Continue reading

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On Gosnell and the Stigma of Abortion

This week, Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams released a grand jury report [PDF] about the allegedly unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the Women’s Medical Society, an abortion clinic in West Philadelphia run by Kermit Gosnell. The report states that … Continue reading

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Lesbian and Gay Parenting Most Prevalent in the South; Couples and their Children Need Legal Protection

For the first time in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released the numbers of same-sex marriages reported in the United States and data about their relationships. The decision to release this information reversed a Bush-era policy that prohibited the release … Continue reading

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President Obama Proclaims January to be National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. According to the White House Council on Women and Girls, 3.4 million adults in the U.S. were stalked in just one year, with young women ages 18-24 being … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Telemedicine Program Update

Over the past few months, we’ve been following the news reports about Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s telemedicine program, which allows women to access medication abortion through a live video consult with a doctor. The program involves a Des Moines … Continue reading

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Guttmacher Report Shows Greater and Safer Abortion Availability

The Guttmacher Institute has released a new report about abortion in the United States. According to the report: The abortion rate in the U.S., which has declined steadily since a 1981 peak of more than 29 abortions per 1,000 women, … Continue reading

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