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Florida bipartisan bill would impose privacy regulations on anti-abortion pregnancy centers

Two state lawmakers — one Democrat, one Republican — have come together to file legislation that would require pregnancy resource centers, or crisis pregnancy centers, to protect the private medical information of women who visit them.

Judge may hear challenge to federal decision on Plan B

A women’s health advocacy group plans to reopen a legal fight to challenge the federal government’s decision to overrule a request from the FDA to expand access to the morning after pill, also called Plan B, to women under the age of 17.

AP: 2.5 million young adults obtained health insurance under Affordable Care Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:14 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to new information, a provision in the Affordable Care Act has helped 2.5 million young adults gain health insurance since the law took effect.

Individuals paying for health insurance in New Mexico gear up for new wave of rate increases

By | 09.19.11 | 11:21 am

Self-employed New Mexicans relying on Blue Cross Blue Shield health care services are due to incur a ten percent increase on premiums paid less than a year after the insurance company hiked up rates by 21 percent.

U.S. gov says HIV meds cut infections by 96%

By | 05.13.11 | 9:15 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

The National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., announced Thursday that a study of the impact of anti-retroviral medications on the infectiousness of those infected with the virus found the medications cut infections by 96 percent.

Michigan House votes to penalize colleges that offer partner benefits

By | 05.06.11 | 9:32 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

The Michigan House approved an amendment to the education budget on Thursday night that will penalize state universities and colleges 5 percent for offering domestic partner benefits for same-sex or unmarried partners.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday night, State Rep. Dave Agema (R-Greenville) posted the following status update to his More…

Fred Karger tries to woo Iowa college Republicans for 2012 caucus

By | 04.26.11 | 6:07 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

AMES — Longtime political consultant and activist Fred Karger, the first official Republican 2012 presidential candidate, admits he’s a long shot. But as Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss) bows out of the race because he “doesn’t have the fire in his belly,” Karger insists he does.

Family planning cuts would disproportionately affect Latinas, Planned Parenthood clinic directors say

By | 04.22.11 | 9:23 am

Image by: Matt MahurinUPDATED: 10:40 a.m. This article was amended with a correction* noted below.

Recently proposed federal and state family-planning spending cuts would disproportionately hinder low-income Latinas’ access to reproductive care, said several women’s reproductive care

Justice Dept. cautions states about occupational discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS

By | 04.20.11 | 10:25 am | More from The Iowa Independent

The U.S. Department of Justice issued letters to the attorneys general of all 50 states as well as U.S. territories in hopes of ending the exclusion of individuals with HIV and AIDS, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, from occupational training and state licensing.

The ADA provides federal civil More…

Heroic Media-affiliated Life Always unveils new ad starring Abby Johnson

By | 04.20.11 | 10:13 am | More from The Florida Independent

Life Always, a branch of controversial group Heroic Media, unveiled a new ad on Tuesday, this one starring former Planned Parenthood director turned anti-choice activist Abby Johnson. #


In an email sent out to supporters Tuesday, Life Always board member Rev. Derek McCoy touted More…