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"I am often asked why public health should care about the role of the court and who sits on it. The answer is simple: Court rulings can support or overturn policies that dramatically affect the public’s health."
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Despite Wendy Davis' filibuster, Texas lawmakers passed strict new abortion regulations in 2013. Here's what one reporter on the front lines learned from covering the changing landscape of women’s health and abortion in the Lone Star State.

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A state Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing Thursday will assess Texas’ efforts to expand access to women’s health services across the state. But abortion rights advocates say an essential issue has been left off the agenda — the impact of strict abortion regulations passed last year.

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After Planned Parenthood was dropped from the Texas Women's Health Program, the state sought physicians to fill the gap. But physician groups generally don't receive additional government funding to help low-income women access services not expressly covered by the program.

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As Texas continues to rebuild its network of family planning providers, women’s health advocates believe Texas still has a long way to go in rebuilding the state’s family planning infrastructure.

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Village Health Works has rebuilt a war-torn Burundian village, teaching community members who used to kill each other to instead care for one another. Seattle's global health community is on board.

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Doctors are debating whether to lower the blood-sugar threshold for determining whether a woman has with gestational diabetes. If that happens the number of pregnant women treated for gestational diabetes could more than double.

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Health editor jobs at Women's Health Magazine, Time Warner Cable and more!

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Why some health reporters and bloggers deserve hazard pay for examining Todd Akin's absurd claims.

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Why did Catholic bishops pressure the Komen Foundation to withdraw financial support from Planned Parenthood? One investigative reporter has the answers.

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