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House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...the version that passed the Senate last year, but it does not include language that would allow for expanded family planning services. The bill's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, supported having the language...
State | AK legislature
On the topic of women's rights and abortion

...own Rep. Munoz, stripped out a part of the bill that would have given women with lower incomes coverage for family planning services. I do believe that more access to contraception means fewer abortions. It just makes good sense.All in all...
Senator says access to birth control not a problem

...of abortions could be reduced by improving access to contraception.The issue of the state providing expanded family planning services has arisen during discussion on a bill that would further define when the state would pay for abortions under...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Setting the facts straight on SB49

...Fiscal Year 2015 budget, we have included $33.4 million for public health nursing facilities that provide family planning services for low-income Alaskans at no charge at 31 clinics across the state including Juneau. There also are itinerant...
Opinion | AK legislature
Abortion funding bill heads to floor

...abortions."The family planning amendment, removed by the House, offers Medicaid coverage of contraception and family planning services to women who are not pregnant and don't have children, Gara said."For a woman who is a waitress who isn't...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Contraceptive use benefits Alaska's children

...putting contraceptives in the drinking water, I mean, we've done just about everything we can do as far as family planning services." Her statement is not funny or true. Poverty is a serious issue and legislators control a lot of money. They...
House Finance takes up abortion funding

...expanded women's health and family planning services.The language had been...spoke in support of expanded family planning services.Currently, childless...reproductive health and family planning services if they were expanded as...
State | AK legislature
No more state funding for elective abortions""We know that access to affordable family planning services is an effective way to reduce abortion," Gardner...increasing access to birth control and funding for family planning services," Mackley said in a statement.The regulations...
Outside editorial: An attack on women

...year. The Obama administration has asked the Institute of Medicine to identify preventive services for women that must be covered at no cost under the reform bill. Those services must include contraceptives and family planning services.
Stop federal moves against health care for women

...were defunded there would not be any subsidized family planning services except at the Juneau Public Health Clinic (all...Taking away funding to provide health care and family planning services will eventually result in huge social and financial...


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