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HHS: Contraception Is Prevention Article
On Monday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary  Kathleen Sebelius announced that insurance companies must cover fundamental preventive health services  for women such as contraception at no additional cost. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

HHS: Contraception Is Prevention

Jessica Arons and Alex Walden outline the benefits of the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent announcement that insurance plans must cover contraception.

Jessica Arons, Alex Walden

‘State Stupak’ Laws on the Rise Report
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) introduced a proposal last year to effectively ban insurance coverage of abortion in all health insurance exchanges that will be set up under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by 2014. The proposal died in Congress, but the health reform law permits states to pass legislation to “opt-out” of abortion coverage in their exchanges. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

‘State Stupak’ Laws on the Rise

Chart from Jessica Arons and Alex Walden compares the Stupak Amendment banning insurance coverage of abortion in health exchanges to state copycats cropping up across the country.

Jessica Arons, Alex Walden

Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Hurt Communities of Color Article
Planned Parenthood is a safety net provider to millions of people who do not have health insurance, many of whom are people of color and immigrants. Organizations like Live Action have repeatedly tried to “entrap” Planned Parenthood to get them in trouble with the law and the public. (iStockphoto)

Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Hurt Communities of Color

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and conservative advocacy organizations are working to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides health services to those who have nowhere else to turn.

Jessica Arons, Alex Walden