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Dr. George Tiller Murdered in Wichita - Suspect in Custody

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2009 | 12:16 PM

Dr. George Tiller Murdered in Wichita, Kansas, Suspect in Custody
Yesterday the reproductive health community was devastated to learn of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas abortion provider subjected to decades of anti-choice harassment (and shot in the arms before). KansasCity.com has more...

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HHS Publishes Provider Conscience Expansion Rule

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2008 | 1:40 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services today published a new regulation broadening protections for health care providers who refuse to provide health care services based on religious or moral grounds. The new regulations, which have been widely denounced by women's health groups, physicians' groups, members of Congress, President-Elect Obama,...

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Ready or Not: Obama Transition Team Publishes Reproductive Health Community's Agenda

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2008 | 12:30 PM

Originally published on RHRealityCheck.org - Information, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

A recent directive from John Podesta, chair of President-elect Obama's transition team, informs transition team staffers of a sweeping transparency policy that will make public all policy documents and recommendations from meetings staffers conduct...

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Will Secretary Clinton Be an Advocate for Women Worldwide?

(19) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 6:12 PM

Originally posted on RH Reality Check - Information, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

The FDA was dragging its feet on approving emergency contraception - medication that ceases to be effective if its use is delayed - for over-the-counter pharmacy access. She held up a Senate confirmation...

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Sens. Clinton and Murray Introduce Legislation to Block New HHS Refusal Rule

(6) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 1:48 PM

Originally posted at RH Reality Check -- Information, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Patty Murray have introduced legislation that would block new Department of Health and Human Services provider conscience regulations from going into effect, Planned Parenthood announced today. The proposed...

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Video: Birth Control at Risk in Proposed HHS Regulation

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2008 | 1:15 PM

In Maine, a state that's progressive on reproductive health, family planning providers are concerned about contraceptive and health care access issues already. So a proposed new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services that would expand protections for providers who would deny women birth control and other...

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McCain Repeats Debunked 'Born Alive' Attacks in Debate

(7) Comments | Posted October 16, 2008 | 1:16 AM

Written by Emily Douglas for RH Reality Check - News, commentary and information for reproductive health and women's rights.

In the final presidential debate, Senator John McCain repeated long debunked lies about Sen. Barack Obama's record on the Illinois Born Alive Protection Act, lies that have...

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NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 2:35 PM

The National Right to Life Committee has announced plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that in voting against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, Senator Barack Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions" and...

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