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Andrew Gillum wants to protect access to birth control

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Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum Thursday came out with a proposed state-based plan “to protect no-cost access to contraception that protects women’s health,” his campaign said in a statement. The proposal follows news that President Donald Trump‘s administration “intends to roll back no-cost access to contraception established by federal law in 2010 and allow employers to opt-out of coverage with little to no oversight.” “Contraception is a critical part of women’s health—reducing the risk of cancer, managing debilitating symptoms, and treating…

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Donald Trump action on health care could cost Planned Parenthood

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One of President-elect Donald Trump‘s first, and defining, acts next year could come on Republican legislation to cut off taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood. Trump sent mixed signals during the campaign about the 100-year-old organization, which provides birth control, abortions and various women’s health services. He said “millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood,” but he also endorsed efforts to defund it. Trump once described himself as “very pro-choice.” Now he’s in the anti-abortion camp. Still, the Republican has…

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