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Source: Common Domain

When women can’t access abortion, some take drastic measures

Today 20:01 GMT

A woman seeking abortion in Louisiana may be up to 10 times more likely to experience a policy-related reason for not having an abortion as low-income women who consider abortion in Maryland, which had 25 clinics as of 2014.

Researchers Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a reproductive health research group based at the University of California, San Francisco, compared abortion laws in Louisiana and Maryland and found state restrictions have a larger effect on women than initially thought.

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Source: Washington Post

A doctor is taking over Planned Parenthood — and she’s ready to fight

Sunday 13:35 GMT

After 12 years as president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards left behind an organization that claimed nearly 12 million supporters and more popularity than Congress, but faced attacks from all sides.

She’s Leana Wen, the wunderkind daughter of Chinese immigrants who grew up poor in Compton, Calif., at one point relying on Medicaid and Planned Parenthood services herself, and a fearless advocate for women and marginalized people who once sued the Trump administration — and won.


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