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Kelli Conlin

Entries by Kelli Conlin

Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Action: Time to Close the Gap on EC Access

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 10:14 AM

Stories of our neighbors' lack of access to health care--ranging from a friend denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition to a relative who could no longer afford the costs of insurance--have dominated the news recently, giving many of us pause.

We at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, however,...

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CBS's Super Bowl Error Was One of Transparency

(19) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 9:55 AM

Last month we learned that the CBS network would air a television spot during the Super Bowl from the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family. The commercial tells the story of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother Pam. Pam, who became ill while pregnant in 1987 while...

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Ruth Proskauer Smith, 1907-2010

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 11:04 AM

Ruth Proskauer Smith, a founding hero of the reproductive rights movement, died last night at 102 years of age.

As we celebrate today the anniversary of Roe v. Wade - an historic decision of which Ruth was part - we mourn the loss of this remarkable woman.

Ruth Proskauer...

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DONT DROP THE BALL this New Year's Eve!

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2009 | 9:21 AM

Happy Holidays!

Did you know that New Year's is the biggest night of the year for birth control accidents?

Condoms break. Pills can be forgotten. Luckily, emergency contraception (EC) is available over the counter at pharmacies, even in a single pill. And if taken within 120 hours...

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Women Need a Plan B

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Ten years ago the FDA approved Plan B emergency contraception (EC). Greeting this innovative and critical back-up method of birth control was an incredible amount of controversy, including ideologically-driven delays in over-the- counter approval, pharmacists refusing to dispense the medication and deliberate efforts by anti-choice advocates to confuse emergency contraception...

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More Uncomfortable News for the Right: Decades of Work by Anti-Choicers Does Nothing to Decrease Abortions

(3) Comments | Posted May 12, 2009 | 5:37 PM

Who knew that anti-choice activists were actually trying to increase the number of second-trimester abortions? Because that's precisely what they've done with their ill-advised, ongoing and ineffective attempts to restrict women's access to safe, legal healthcare.

While the American public has repeatedly rejected laws that would make abortion illegal...

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Reclaiming Foreign Policy

(5) Comments | Posted January 22, 2009 | 9:54 AM

Reflecting on the priorities of the Bush administration over the past eight years, one could be forgiven for thinking that foreign policy means "the military." In reality, our foreign policy has global implications -- even when we aren't at war.

Hillary Clinton's appointment to Secretary of State is a...

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New York City Needs Real Sex Education

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2009 | 11:11 AM

Imagine for a moment a student whose knowledge of math is based on her own misunderstanding and misinformation from her equally confused friends. We would expect the school system -- with its comprehensive math curriculum -- to set her on the right path.

Now picture a student with similar...

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Here We Go Again

(8) Comments | Posted January 6, 2009 | 11:54 AM

You may have heard this before: A highly intelligent lawyer with a strong political background, a commitment to public service and a track record to prove it, tosses her hat into the ring for political office. And instead of being treated with the respect she deserves -- and the esteem...

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