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Our Reaction to a Recent Invasion by Anti-Choice Protesters

On Saturday, December 2nd, Capital Women’s Services was infiltrated by anti-choice militants who harassed, demeaned and disrespected our patients and who physically prevented our medical staff from entering our facility. While we are disheartened by the seemingly growing willingness of anti-choicers to violate federal law, we are thankful that the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington,… Continue reading Our Reaction to a Recent Invasion by Anti-Choice Protesters

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

What are Crisis Pregnancy Centers Really? As women’s health providers we know that providing sensitive care and allowing our patients be empowered through making decisions about their health is the hallmark of well-being. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) often advertise themselves as being places where women can receive medically accurate options counseling and support when they… Continue reading Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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Undocumented Teen Blocked from Abortion Care

Abortion has been legal in the United States since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973. Yet according to recent reports, the federal Department of Health and Human Services has been preventing undocumented women and teenagers from terminating their pregnancies, even in cases of rape and incest. One case in particular has… Continue reading Undocumented Teen Blocked from Abortion Care

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Irish Referendum on Abortion Set for Summer 2018

Ireland upholds one of the most restrictive abortion doctrines in the world. The 8th amendment to the Irish constitution, which grants an unborn fetus and its mother an equal right to life, compels thousands of pregnant women to travel to other countries for abortions and reproductive health care every year. Yet Ireland’s regressive policy on… Continue reading Irish Referendum on Abortion Set for Summer 2018

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The Global Gag Rule – 2017 Update

Have you heard of the Global Gag Rule? Aptly named, it’s a piece of legislation that’s been repealed and replaced multiple times under different U.S. presidents. Similar to the current debate over health insurance coverage for birth control, the Global Gag Rule constitutes a decades-old debate between religious conservatives and the rest of the world.… Continue reading The Global Gag Rule – 2017 Update