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Planned Parenthood puts abortion first

Abortion | Rather than comply with a new rule, the group withdraws from Title X in protest
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/19/19, 04:49 pm

Planned Parenthood said Monday it will no longer accept Title X family planning funding because of a pro-life rule enacted by the Trump administration. The regulation, issued in February, prevents taxpayer dollars from funding organizations that provide or refer women for abortions.

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How abortion affects mental health

Abortion | A study finds link between drug-induced abortion and depression in rats
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/12/19, 03:34 pm

Neuroscientist Stephen Sammut saw a scientific gap in research on the effects of drug-induced abortion and decided to tackle it in his area of expertise: pre-clinical research using rat models.

The hypothesis, he told me, was simple, but no one he knew of had investigated it: “If pregnancy is a normal physiological process … terminating a viable pregnancy using abortion is going to potentially cause significant physiological and ultimately behavioral issues.”

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Unsafe for mothers, too

Abortion | Louisiana fines abortion center for failing to meet medical standards
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/05/19, 03:33 pm

As an ambulance pulled up outside the Delta abortion center in Baton Rouge, La., a pro-life advocate stood outside praying. The person watched workers load someone into an ambulance and then called Louisiana Right to Life.

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