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Legislating medicine: More than 1,000 provisions already introduced in 2016

So far this year, legislators in 45 states had introduced 1022 provisions related to sexual and reproductive health, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Of the 411 abortion restrictions that have been introduced so far this year, 17 … Continue reading

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New study debunks myths about post-abortion emotions

By Hillary Scrivani, WLP Legal Intern Some anti-choice groups are notorious for spreading lies about abortion in an effort to deter women from making informed medical decisions about their reproductive health.   Some of these lies include exaggerating or outright fabricating … Continue reading

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Declining Rate of Reproductive Health Services Among Young Women

Data from the National Survey of Family Growth polls show an 8% decline in reproductive health services among young women from 2002 to 2008. Low-income women were shown to be the least likely to have obtained reproductive health services. Researchers … Continue reading

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This Week Marks Ten Years of Women Accessing Medication Abortion in the U.S.

On September 28, 2000, the FDA approved the drug mifepristone, in combination with misoprostol, for usage in a medical abortion pill. Formerly known as RU-486 and now marketed as Mifeprex, the drug offers women an alternative to surgical abortion. According … Continue reading

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Changing the Dialogue Surrounding Teens and Sex

Today, a piece by Kierra Johnson, executive director of Choice USA was posted on Huffington Post urging us to change the dialogue around teenagers and sex.  Johnson wants us to re-evaluate the discussion about teenage pregnancy: instead of stigmatizing sexually … Continue reading

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Women are Delaying Pregnancy and Limiting Number of Children in Recession

A new survey released by the Guttmacher Institute last week confirms that the recession is impacting women’s reproductive health choices. The survey, which looked at approximately 1,000 low- and middle-income sexually active women in the United States, found that 44% … Continue reading

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Guttmacher Details State Legislative Trends at Midyear

Recently, the Guttmacher Institute released its analysis of state legislative trends at the midway point of 2009. According to the Institute, “875 measures related to reproductive health were introduced in the 50 states and DC, and a total of 33 … Continue reading

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