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Paige Johnson

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Plan to deny women prenatal care deals double blow to reproductive health care

Cuts in maternity care trigger cuts in family planning The North Carolina Senate’s move to deny pregnant women Medicaid coverage for prenatal care betrays a shocking lack of compassion. It also shows a willful ignorance of the tremendous ...
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Radical anti-choice bills are out of step with voters

The recent U.S. Supreme Court hearings regarding the freedom to marry make clear how desperately outdated North Carolina’s legislature was last year to put Amendment One on the ballot. Of course, it won and North Carolina effectively wrote ...
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Radical anti-choice bills are out of step with voters

The recent U.S. Supreme Court hearings regarding the freedom to marry make clear how desperately outdated North Carolina’s legislature was last year to put Amendment One on the ballot. Of course, it won and North Carolina effectively wrote ...
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Time for another Suffrage Parade

This month marks the 90th Anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States and it's looking more and more like time for another Suffrage Parade. ...
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A very happy anniversary

From today's perspective, it's hard to imagine a medical breakthrough so monumental that it would be known universally as "the Pill." But that's exactly what happened fifty years ago this month when the Advisory Committee of the FDA approved the first oral contraceptive for use as birth control. It was, indeed, monumental. ...
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A political conspiracy to endanger women’s health

It sounds like a conspiracy plot straight out of a Margaret Atwood novel. Within a course of two weeks, mostly behind closed doors, politicians, bureaucrats and trustees strip reproductive health coverage from insurance plans covering thousands of female employees. It sounds like fantasy fiction but the assault on reproductive healthcare coverage in North Carolina is all too real. ...
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Comprehensive sex education: Equipping kids to survive

If a thirteen year old enrolls in 8th grade Spanish, should her parents fear she’ll start packing her bags for Madrid as soon as the semester is over? Not likely. Yet opponents of comprehensive sex education often use similar reasoning in their opposition to allowing schools in North Carolina to offer it. ...
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Finding common ground on birth control

It was a snow day like no other. With schools and businesses closed, a record number of North Carolinians tuned in to watch the 44th President sworn in to office. For many viewers, the day ushered in a belief that we can finally move beyond the entrenched differences that divide us. ...
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Suffering until suffrage

Recently, Americans celebrated the 88th Anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. One hundred and forty-four years after the founding of this country, women-representing more than half the population and having birthed the other half-won the right to vote. ...
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Comprehensive sex education makes for healthier kids

Kissing babies makes for a great photo op when politicians are on the campaign trail. Most legislators claim to care about children. But what happens when young people are beyond the age of a photo op, when their behavior is less than cherubic or when their needs run counter to a legislator’s personal beliefs? ...
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