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US Media Don't Need to Look Abroad to Find an Abortion Crisis
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US Media Don't Need to Look Abroad to Find an Abortion Crisis

Common Dreams (press release) - October 9, 2016

Tens of thousands demonstrated last week against the Polish government's plans to tighten the country's abortion law. (Photo: Reuters)US media saw a ...

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Trump picks anti-abortion activist for key post
Press Herald, Maine - April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON â President Trump announced Friday that he will appoint Charmaine Yoest, one of the nation's most prominent anti-abortion activists, to a high-level post in the Health and Human Services department. Yoest, a former Reagan administration ...

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Vague abortion stance seemed to aid Trump
Press Herald, Maine - December 26, 2016

Two weeks ago, Planned Parenthood convened six small focus groups, each in a swing state, and asked voters who had cast ballots for Donald Trump what they thought of abortion rights. The first half of the conversations (which the group made available to reporters ...

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Abortion Should Not Be A Crime
Common Dreams (press release), Maine - November 8, 2016

Punitive abortion laws - like in South Korea - violate human rights. In recent weeks, the government has threatened to toughen penalties on medical providers who perform abortions illegally. Women's groups and experts are fighting to make the government back down ...

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Our View: ACA abortion limits reduce Mainers' access to reproductive care
Press Herald, Maine - November 4, 2016

But practical barriers to abortion access, like cost and distance, can be as difficult to overcome as legal restrictions. Now Community Health Options, the largest Affordable Care Act insurer in Maine, has put up another roadblock, announcing last week that it’s ...

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Augusta family planning clinic to prescribe abortion pills via webcam
Press Herald, Maine - March 1, 2016

The expanded use of telemedicine for abortion access comes at a time of clinic closings across the nation, and telemedicine abortions have faced pushback in other states. Legislatures in at least 18 states have passed laws effectively banning the practice by requiring ...

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