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November 2015

The impact of abortion access on women’s life goals

UCSF Bixby Center
Women commonly report seeking abortions in order to achieve personal life goals, but few studies have investigated whether there is a link between obtaining an abortion and achieving these goals. Researchers from the UCSF Bixby Center have addressed this gap by comparing life goals and plans among three groups of women seeking abortion care.

Why are abortions performed in clinics?

The answer helps explain why abortion rights have been under siege for decades.

Missouri shreds academic freedom

Huffington Post
Missouri's anti-choice legislature, in consistently chipping away at reproductive rights (introducing more than 70 anti-abortion bills since 2013), has taken a decidedly different approach in attacking reproductive health access. Now these same legislative extremists are playing politics with teaching and research at the University of Missouri.

Right to lose: how anti-abortionists are winning

Sacramento News & Review
Even in California, reproductive rights aren’t safe. Learn why the state’s most vulnerable women are more at risk than ever.

Helping women access abortion

Humanist Experiences
Evan and Seráh volunteer as patient escorts at an abortion clinic, helping women avoid harassment by protesters. We get a glimpse of what it’s like outside clinics for women who decide they need abortion services.

Understanding birth control and HIV risk

UCSF Bixby Center
Understanding if hormonal contraception increases HIV risk — and if so, by how much — is a global public health priority. A team including a UCSF Bixby Center researcher examined recent data on the issue to help inform future research and programs aimed at providing women with safe and effective options to manage their reproductive health.

Maryland clinic tackles stigma: 'abortion. Yeah, we do that'

WAMU - American University Radio
“Abortion. Yeah, we do that,” was the slogan on a series of bright pink ads displayed in Metro stations across Washington, D.C.

Can this procedure reverse an abortion?

Yahoo Parenting
A slew of local reports regarding the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) program — which attempts to cancel the effects of RU486, or mifepristone, through its Emergency Abortion Pill Reversal Kit, apparently offered by more than 300 providers across the country — have surfaced on local Fox News stations this week.

It's about time television turned away from abortion stigma

When an action is portrayed in fictional stories it creates a frame for an audience to think about such actions when they happen in the real world - which can be particularly important when the viewer has personal experience with the subject matter.

Carly Fiorina has a habit of lying, but does it matter?

RH Reality Check
We are clearly living in a time in which lying by political leaders has become commonplace. But the nature of Fiorina’s particular untruths, and the public’s reactions to them, will offer a fascinating case study of just how many blatant falsehoods voters are willing to overlook.