Jodi Jacobson

Jodi L. Jacobson is a long-time leader in the health and development community and an advocate with extensive experience in public health, gender equity, human rights, environment and demographic issues. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of RH Reality Check.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:03pm
Trent Franks, Abortion Bans, and the Fetal Pain Lie
Wednesday, an all-male panel of House Judiciary Committee members, led by Rep. Trent Franks (R-GA), passed a 20-week abortion ban . The bill, HR 1797 , passed out of the Judiciary Committee by a vote of 20 to 12.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 1:21pm
Administration Again Fails on Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception
Today, in a proposal that can best be described as adding insult to injury, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved making emergency contraception (EC) available over-the-counter for teens and women ages 15 and up. This convoluted proposal from the Obama administration comes despite a court order in early April by U.S. District Court Judge Edward R.
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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:26am
The 18 For-Profit Companies Fighting to Eliminate the Birth Control Benefit
Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to avoid complying with the the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventiv
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 3:18pm
As Romney and Ryan Dissemble, RNC Prepares Radical Anti-Choice Platform Based on Personhood
As of today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan may find themselves in a wee bit of a bind.
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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:22pm
Is It Really Best for Women If Akin Withdraws? Questions About a Defining Moment
This weekend, Missouri Representative Todd Akin justified his opposition to a rape exception for abortion by claiming that women don't actually get pregnant in cases of "legitimate rape." In doing so, Akin was parroting an outlandish and wholly medically-inaccurate claim persistently made by the Christian right to undermine rape claims generally and access to safe abortion care specifically.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 12:34pm
Ninth Circuit Court Blocks Arizona's Extreme Abortion Ban
As women across the country celebrate the first day of coverage without co-pays of a wide range of preventive care services, including contraception without a co-pay, health and rights groups are fighting in the courts to maintain access to safe abortion care at the state level.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:29pm
Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Law Requiring Doctors to Lie to Women
If you are like me, you like to think, or at least grew up thinking, that judges were smart, impartial people who saw through ideology to seek truth and justice for the greater good.
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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:07pm
Your Body Under Arrest: Police in Riot Gear Remove Peaceful Women's Rights Protestors in Virginia
You might think that the right wing in this country was getting the message that women will no longer stand for legal, verbal, and physical abuse and harassment, especially by elected officials. You would especially think that would be the case in Virginia where former Vice Presidential aspirant Governor Bob McDonnell, who is contemplating signing into law a forced ultrasound bill after doing women a "favor" and taking out the forced trans-vaginal ultrasounds initially required, has been widely pilloried.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:20pm
Religious "Freedom" to Deny Women Health Care: The Ham Sandwich Defense
In his testimony at the February 16th, 2012 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the contraceptive coverage mandate under health reform, the Most Reverend William E.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 4:25pm
The Cancerous Politics and Ideology of the Susan G. Komen Foundation
This week it became clear there are things more important to the Susan G. Komen Foundation--the fundraising giant that each year during breast cancer awareness month virtually swathes the United States in pink, a la Christo--than ensuring women are able to access exams for early detection of breast cancer.
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