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Where do Republicans stand on abortion exemption?

by Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Aug. 21, 2012, 4:41 p.m.   A Missouri congressman’s startling remarks about “legitimate rape” and pregnancy have set off a torrent of criticismfrom his fellow Republicans as well as from Democrats. And the episode has made the abortion issue an unwelcome focus for GOP candidates nationwide. Key leaders in the Republican […]


Consent and conception

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


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.


Super Tuesday offers crucial test for Republicans hurt by protracted primary campaign

Republican voters describe themselves as “depressed” and “underwhelmed” by the primary campaign. A muddled outcome on Super Tuesday would only make their depression worse.


Male pill

We may be as close as five to 10 years away from a commercially available contraceptive for men, researchers say. Here are five things you need to know about the “male pill.”


  The history of the pill

The advent of modern contraception in the 1960s stirred controversy. Taking the pill was easy. Integrating it into our society? Not so much.


A brief history of the birth control pill

Take a look back through the history of the birth control pill.

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