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Missing: Women of Color in the Abortion Debate

(37) Comments | Posted February 17, 2011 | 1:10 PM

The Republican leadership did not waste any time in renewing attacks on poor women's access to reproductive health care. In fact, limiting abortion access for all women is one of their top three issues. However, while all women would face additional financial barriers accessing abortion care, women living day-to-day, many...

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Latinas and the High Cost of Birth Control

(10) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 3:20 PM

After Jersey Garcia welcomed her first baby earlier this year in a planned pregnancy, she was shocked to learn that, despite having health insurance through her employer, she couldn't afford to resume her birth control. The IUD had been her reliable form of birth control for years, but she was...

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Policies to Curb Latina Teen Pregnancies Have the Reverse Effect

(11) Comments | Posted September 16, 2009 | 12:39 PM

Are the nation's efforts to curb Latina teen pregnancy actually making young Latinas more vulnerable?
Vanessa,* age 19, watched President Obama's recent education address to students while holding her infant son and sitting with her niece Liz,* age 13. A few weeks earlier Vanessa had become one of...

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