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Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military

Days after news broke that the Air Force officer overseeing the service's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program was arrested on charges of sexual assault, a Pentagon report was released showing that there were an estimated 26,000...Show More Summary

"King" Rep. Trent Franks Tries to Ban Abortion in D.C...Again.

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R) is capitalizing on the trial of Kermit Gosnell by attempting to push a bill through Congress that would ban abortion after 20 weeks for women in Washington, D.C.. Rep. Frank's proposed abortion ban contains no exceptions to protect a woman's health or her future ability to have children. Rep. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Smart: "Abstinence-Only" Programs Tell Students Their Lives Have No Value

Elizabeth Smart caught the nation's attention when she was kidnapped for nine months. She survived horrible trauma - and is now working to protect and educate children about violent and sexual crimes. When she spoke at a forum on human trafficking, Smart shared that she "felt so dirty and so filthy" after being raped by her kidnapper. Show More Summary

How the Anti-Choice Agenda Drives Women to Unsafe Providers like Kermit Gosnell

We were outraged to hear about Kermit Gosnell and his unsafe treatment of women who trusted him with their reproductive health. What the anti-choice movement doesn't want you to know is that low-income women can be driven to seek medical...Show More Summary

The Winners of April's Hall of Fame and Shame

Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims In the midst of fighting anti-choice legislative attacks, there are some pro-choice champions who stand up, speak out, and make us want to shout "Hallelujah!" This month, we were impressed by Pennsylvania State Rep. Show More Summary

Ilyse Hogue Debates Anti-Choicer on "PBS NewsHour"

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, debated Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, on "PBS NewsHour." They talked about anti-choice legislative attacks in the states and the trial of Kermit Gosnell.Show More Summary

California Assemblymember: There's No Evidence Women Struggle to Access Abortion Care

Sarah La Due is the assistant director of public affairs at NARAL Pro-Choice California We've got some good news! A new bill in California will break down some of the barriers that women face in accessing abortion care. By allowing trained...Show More Summary

Ilyse Hogue Heads to MSNBC's "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" to Discuss the Gosnell Trial

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, appeared on MSNBC's "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" to discuss the trial of Kermit Gosnell: "As a new president of a pro-choice organization, I want more media scrutiny on this case. Show More Summary

Our Final Push to Elect Pro-Choice Rep. Ed Markey!

Tomorrow, April 30, voters will head to the polls to vote in the Democratic primary in a special election for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat. It's essential that we elect leaders that will protect and expand our reproductive freedoms, not work to take them away. Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Politicians Fight Sex Education Programs that Help Reduce Abortion

When it comes to comprehensive sex education, anti-choice politicians - the same ones who want to ban access to safe abortion care - are fighting to block teens from receiving objective and complete information. This year, anti-choice...Show More Summary

Ilyse Hogue on MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Abortion Restrictions Kept Kermit Gosnell in Operation

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, stopped by MSNBC this morning to talk with Thomas Roberts about the ongoing trial of Kermit Gosnell: "I think the American people join me and [NARAL Pro-Choice America] in being outraged...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Rep. Stephen Lynch Misleads Voters

In Massachusetts, pro-choice Rep. Ed Markey is facing off against anti-choice Rep. Stephen Lynch in the Democratic primary in a special election for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat, and the gloves are coming off. In a recent debate, Rep. Show More Summary

Ilyse Hogue Plays "Hardball" with Chris Matthews on Gosnell Trial

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, stopped by MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" to talk about the controversial trial of Kermit Gosnell: "There is no one more outraged than me personally, and certainly our organization works every single day to make certain that women are not victimized by people like Dr. Show More Summary

Pro-Choice Volunteers Will Knock Doors to Elect Markey

We were all shocked and horrified when we learned about the Boston Marathon bombings last week. In the NARAL Pro-Choice America office, each of us checked in on friends and family from the area and tried to come to grips with what had...Show More Summary

High-School Student Threatened for Exposing Dangerous "Abstinence-Only" Program

I recently heard Katelyn Campbell's inspiring story, and just had to share it with you. Katelyn is a high school student in West Virginia. Her school recently hosted an "abstinence-only" program that that lied to students about birth control and denies them the information they need to stay healthy. Show More Summary

Forced to Choose Between Life-Saving Abortion Care and Prison

What would you do if you had to choose between a life-saving abortion and prison? That's the decision women will be forced to make if anti-choice groups are successful in their goal to ban abortion regardless of a woman's personal situation...Show More Summary

Gosnell Trial Should Sound Alarm

The Gosnell trial tells the story of everything that's dangerous about taking away access to abortion for women who are so desperate that they feel they have nowhere else to turn. Let's start with Kermit Gosnell. What he did to women is reprehensible. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading

Some light weekend reading: Kermit Gosnell Trial is a 'Peek Into the World Before Roe: NARAL President Ilyse Hogue' - Ryan Grim and Laura Bassett, Huffington Post Why We Need to Talk about the Horrifying Gosnell Abortion Trial - Katie J.M. Baker, Jezebel There is No Gosnell Coverup - Irin Carmon, Salon

Delivering Your Comments in Support of No-Cost Birth Control!

Today, staff and volunteers of NARAL Pro-Choice America joined Planned Parenthood and National Women's Law Center to deliver your comments in support of no-cost birth control to the Department of Health and Human Services! Created with...Show More Summary

Using Medicaid Expansions to Defund Planned Parenthood?

Just when we thought we'd seen it all - anti-choice lobbyists in Arizona are trying to defund Planned Parenthood by exploiting the state's move to expand Medicaid through Obamacare. Available as part of the Affordable Care Act, states...Show More Summary

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