Posts Tagged: Planned Parenthood

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How the Global Gag Rule will do more harm than good  

Trump is not wasting time. Three days into his term, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. This executive order, first established in 1984 by Ronald Reagan, forbids international non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. government funding if they perform, discuss, or even mention abortion services.

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A reproductive win to reduce poverty?  

Between 2009 and 2013, Colorado offered free, IUDs and implants to 30,000 teens and women living below the poverty line. Four years later, teen pregnancies dropped by 40% as teen abortions declined by 42%. Results were similar for unmarried women under the age of 25 without high school diplomas. Now, other states are beginning to follow suit.

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Reflecting the world women want  

Increasingly, the GOP has become obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. On the eve of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, women fought back. One hundred women assembled early Sunday morning on July 17 across the river from the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention took place and bared it all in peaceful protest.

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Wake-Up Call: What Reproductive Health Care Cuts Mean for Texas Women  

A new report from the New England Journal of Medicine proved what proponents of access to family planning already know: when lawmakers block funding for programs like Planned Parenthood, there is an increase in unintended births. And for Texas, that means a rise in births – by 27 percent. Since 2011, some Texas lawmakers have… Read more »

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The Economic Case for Funding Planned Parenthood  

Family-planning programs boost incomes, reduce poverty, and ease the load on America’s safety net. And yet, Republicans can’t seem to condemn them strongly enough.