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U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

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Lowest Number Of MN Abortions Since Records Began

The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of abortions last year dropped to the lowest level since the state began keeping track in 1975.

07/02/2012

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Planned Parenthood Suspends Pill Abortions In Wis.

Planned Parenthood plans to end nonsurgical abortions at its Wisconsin clinics. The organization’s leaders say Planned Parenthood will continue to provide surgical abortions at its clinics in Madison, Milwaukee and the Appleton area.

04/20/2012

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Minn. Among Lowest States For Teen Births

Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

04/10/2012

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Contraception Bill: Pros & Cons

This week, DFL legislators introduced a bill called the “Contraceptive Equity Act,” which would require Minnesota health plans to provide prescription drug coverage to cover contraception without charging a co-pay.

03/11/2012

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Reality Check: Truth About Insurance And Birth Control

The truth: Insurance companies operating in Minnesota are required by law to cover at least 28 separate benefits, eight types of patients and 13 different health care professions. That’s the sixth highest number of mandates in the country.

03/07/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Battle Over Birth Control

With millions of Americans under water on their mortgages and unemployment still over eight percent, the debate over birth control suddenly had become the hot button issue of the presidential campaign.

03/03/2012

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Good Question: Why Are Catholics Against Birth Control?

The Obama Administration’s decision to force all employers to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, including religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities, is creating incredible controversy.

02/10/2012

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Regions Hospital To Cease Abortion Services

Regions Hospital in St. Paul announced their plan to cease providing abortion care services starting Dec. 9.

11/25/2011

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Health Watch: Birth Control Pills Linked To Blood Clots

More evidence is linking newer birth control pills to a higher risk of serious blood clots.In Health Watch, a new study by Isaeli researchers focused on pills like Yaz and Yasmin.

11/07/2011

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FDA Warns ‘Yaz’ Birth Control Users Of Blood Clot Risks

The Bayer Corporation makes “Yaz,” and the company has not only marketed the drug as birth control, but also as a drug that helps with acne and mood swings.

10/27/2011

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6 Planned Parenthood Clinics To Close In Minn.

Due to federal budget cuts, six Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota are closing their doors.

06/21/2011

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Health Overhaul May Lead To Free Birth Control

Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.

11/01/2010

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