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Our View: ‘Gag rule’ targets poor women’s health

Poor women and their families are going to pay the price for a political victory President Trump threw to his allies on the Christian right. Starting this week, family planning funds will not be distributed to clinics that provide abortion or even mention the procedure when they counsel a pregnant …

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Mandatory sex ed curriculum stirs controversy in Argentina

It’s a rainy night in mid-May, and around 50 young adults are squeezed into a small classroom in the Casa Fusa health clinic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In breakout groups, they polish their presentations — about safe sex. Some have Power Point presentations lined up while others offer up demonstrations, games …

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Politically motivated laws hurt women’s health, violate rights

Despite legislative efforts to the contrary, abortion is a constitutionally guaranteed right – even in Arizona. Yet in our state, opponents of abortion have been doing an end-run around the Constitution by passing politically motivated laws that have made it difficult or even impossible for women to access safe, legal …

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Trump’s Global Gag Rule Is Killing Women, Report Says

Every month, Marta Royo visits health care clinics and mobile health brigades across Colombia. There, Profamilia, a nonprofit Royo runs, provides checkups, vaccinations, contraceptives, and family planning services, including abortion, to some of the country’s poorest residents. In May, Royo helped a mobile brigade in a community on Colombia’s northern …

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For Planned Parenthood, Abortion Access Outweighs Women’s Health

Our nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is in legal trouble with the state of Missouri, and it’s totally the business’ own doing. Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, the last remaining abortion facility in the state, has been unwilling to submit to reasonable health regulations and has a long history …

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Women Denied Abortions May Endure Long-term Health Consequences

Being denied an abortion can endanger a woman’s health in the short-term, but now, research suggests she may continue to suffer years after childbirth. In a new study by UC San Francisco researchers, women who were denied abortions reported higher rates of joint pain, persistent headaches and migraines, and poorer …

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McArdle should encourage support of healthy public policy

The recent commentary from opinion writer Megan McArdle was a bit “odd” in its relation to her opposition to abortion, especially in light of her commentary piece titled “Yes, women’s reproductive health is about access” in which she never addressed. However, I do applaud her attempt at educating the reader …

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Abortion and Women’s Health | Medpage Today

More women who gave birth after wanting an abortion but not having it reported fair or poor health 5 years later compared with women who did receive abortions, researchers found. A higher portion of women who gave birth reported “fair or poor health” (27%, 95% CI 21%-34%) versus women who …

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Jobs and education help women advance, not abortion

Kathryn Kaufman, the managing director for Global Women‘s Issues at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, recently wrote that as a Republican and a Christian woman, she supports abortion because it’s required for economic development. Writing at the Washington Post, Kaufman says, “Full sexual and reproductive-health rights are a key factor …

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Women Who Are Denied Abortions More Likely to Suffer Poor Health

In the early 1990s, the the pro-life movement introduced a new strategy, and what became known as the “woman-protective antiabortion argument” emerged, centering on the claim that abortions hurt women. Until that point, the pro-life argument was largely fetal-focused; internally, pro-life advocates debated whether that messaging was the most effective …

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FYI Kylie, The Handmaid’s Tale Isn’t a Sexy Birthday Theme

Kylie Jenner at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (Photo: Getty Images) “Blessed be the fruit” to literally everyone—except Kylie Jenner. The lip kit mogul and apparent dystopia stan is in hot water after throwing a very questionable birthday party for her BFF, Anastasia Karanikolaou. Over the weekend, Jenner gave her 137 …

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