Jennifer Dalven

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Monday, May 22, 2017
There Is No Getting Around the Fact That Restricting Abortion Access Has Economic Consequences for Women
Recently, Lori Szala the national director of client services for the Human Coalition, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times attempting to deny a connection between the availability of abortion and the economic well-being of women and families. Ms. Szala claims that linking abortion and economics “...
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Friday, January 22, 2016
43 Years After Roe: We’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe?
Forty-three years after Roe v. Wade legalized a woman’s right to abortion, the Supreme Court is again considering another abortion case — one that will have serious implications for what Roe actually guaranteed. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt , is sure to be a watershed moment for...
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Saturday, May 09, 2015
Why Are We Still Asking if a Dying Woman Should Be Able to Get an Abortion to Save Her Life?
A recent analysis of abortion attitudes by The New York Times came to the right conclusion: The divide on how Americans feel about abortion is much smaller than partisan politics would have us believe. But there's a bigger idea that the piece in the Times — and the poll it relies on — missed: All...
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Friday, October 03, 2014
New Alabama Law Puts Teens Who Need Abortions on Trial. That's Dangerous and Cruel.
Picture this: You are 17 years old, in your senior year of high school, and you've just learned you're pregnant. You'd like to be able to turn to your parents for support but you know you can't. After all, they kicked your older sister out of the house when she got pregnant. But you have discussed...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter, and She Might Not be the Last
Earlier this month, a judge sentenced a Pennsylvania mother to up to a year and a half in prison for helping her 16-year-old daughter end a pregnancy by purchasing abortion medication online. The single mother, who has a low-paying job, ordered the medication online because there was no health...
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"
It's what every pregnant woman I know dreads. Going into that big ultrasound, having the ultrasound tech, who had been so chatty, suddenly go silent. Having her do sweep after sweep across your belly without saying another word, until finally, she gets up and solemnly says, "I am going to get the doctor."
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