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  Family planning fight in Texas

In 2010, Republicans won a decisive majority in the US House of Representatives and in many state legislatures around the nation. And lawmakers in several of those states have cut funding to Planned Parenthood and other family planning organizations.

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  American Voices: Judy Norsigian

Over 40 years ago the Boston Women’s Collective published Our Bodies, Ourselves — a landmark for American women — a book about health by women, for women. Now, after a summer of scientific misstatements by politicians about women’s biology, the group has started the Educate Congress, an effort to send the book to every member [...]

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  Interview: Pam Belluck

How have cuts to family planning budgets impacted other states? Need to Know anchor Scott Simon sits down with New York Times Health and Science writer Pam Belluck to determine whether the kinds of austere measures taken in Texas are happening in other parts of the country, including the Northeast. “Texas is experiencing by far [...]

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  Need to Know: Dec. 7, 2012: The family planning fight

The Texas legislature has slashed funding to family planning programs by nearly two-thirds.

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Appealing to the women of Virginia

The Weekly Standard on the battle for women in Virginia.

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Consent and conception

Dr. Susan Greenfield looks at comments made by Representative Todd Akin and analyzes the historical precedent of these ideas.

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As furor over reproductive rights grows louder, number of states that are ‘hostile’ to abortion doubles, study finds

Long before the furor over contraception erupted this year, lawmakers at the state level began a coordinated effort to curtail reproductive rights, peaking with a record number of anti-abortion laws in 2011.

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