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Reproductive Rights and Women's Health

Read the latest updates and learn more reproductive rights and women’s health through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Reproductive Rights and Women's Health

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Women's Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Women's Rights

Senate Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

Last night, the Senate voted 53-46 to block a bill that proposed to strip Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) health centers of key federal funding, which would have seriously undermined the clinic network’s ability to provide critical preventive care to millions of patients. Though many people associate Planned Parenthood with abortion, the organization’s clinics […]

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For Texas, Reproductive Justice is a Numbers Game
Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

By Megan Sims If I drive east from the house I grew up in for five minutes, I will go by an abortion clinic. If I drive west from the house I grew up in for five hours, I will be in Lubbock, a moderately sized city, home to Texas Tech University and the economic […]

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Lifting the “Global Gag Rule” Once and For All
Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced an effort to repeal the “global gag rule,” which blocks all U.S. foreign aid to international family planning agencies that provide abortions or even mention abortion as an option for clients seeking health care. Formally known as the Mexico City Policy, the global gag rule has vast, […]

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