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How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

(72) Comments | Posted July 9, 2010 | 12:34 PM

Anti-choice proponents espouse the need for "personal responsibility" in reducing the incidence of unintended pregnancy and abortion. What they seem to overlook is the role government plays in establishing effective infrastructure that builds and sustains a strong society.

When a woman is pregnant, there is no doubt that her...

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Lawmakers Should Be at Least as Thoughtful About Abortion as Women Are

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 4:43 PM

A woman you know will have an abortion. Maybe she already had one. The Guttmacher Institute estimates that nearly one in three women will access abortion care at sometime in her life. These women are our mothers, our daughters, our sisters - not statistics.

New York and a handful of...

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It's All About "Choice" -- On Both Sides of the Abortion Issue

(702) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 5:54 PM

Have you noticed? They're speaking our language. Who is "they" and what language are they speaking? They are people who rail against abortion. The language they are speaking is "choice."

On numerous occasions, former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin has spoken of the decisions and choices she and her...

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Anti-Choice Bills Beaten Back in New York Assembly Health Committee

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 2:56 PM

Three anti-choice bills that would have had a detrimental impact on women's health and safety have just been beaten back in the New York Assembly Health Committee. Pro-choice members of the committee stood strong with their votes, representing the pro-choice values of the majority of New Yorkers. I commend committee...

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National Women's Health Week, May 9-15: Take the Pledge to Take Care

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 3:37 PM

A woman in our organization went to the emergency room a few weeks ago with heart palpitations. Everything checked out okay, and she was back at work the next day. This episode, however, prompted her to have a check up with her primary care provider and her annual OB/GYN exam--even...

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New York Voters Send Right Wing Packing in 23rd Congressional District

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 11:25 AM

As watchdogs for women’s reproductive rights in New York State, Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York (PPANY) was heartened to see voters in New York’s 23rd Congressional District send Conservative Party Candidate Doug Hoffman packing by voting in Bill Owens as their next Representative in Washington.

In this dynamic race,...

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Brave Reproductive Health Care Providers Will Continue Dr. Tiller's Legacy

(9) Comments | Posted June 1, 2009 | 4:16 PM

Sunday's events in Wichita are a stark reminder of the ongoing sacrifices made by thousands of women and men who provide and protect reproductive health care in this nation. Yesterday, Dr. George Tiller, a provider of reproductive health care, including abortion, made the ultimate sacrifice with his life.

All...

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