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Trump-Pence would be disastrous for U.S. public health.

September 14, 2016

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  Joseph Lachman, 9/13/2016 The Trump-Pence ticket is a threat to the health to everyone living in the U.S., and perhaps the world. Their policy proposals and stances regarding crucial public health issues are at best naive, and at worst, completely wrong. We’re not going to waste time here arguing about a lot of the […]

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Republican politician says the IUD is an “abortifacient,” but science doesn’t support him.

November 4, 2014

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By Joseph Lachman Published 11/4/2014 “The IUD is an abortifacient,” Colorado Republican Bob Beauprez said during a recent political debate, when asked about his position on contraception. First of all, it looks like Bob Beauprez doesn’t understand how the IUD works. Remember that this is the same birth control that Hobby Lobby misleadingly claimed caused abortion. […]

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The overlooked science of the Hobby Lobby case: Contraceptives vs. Abortifacients

September 27, 2014

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Are corporations entitled to their own unscientific definitions of medical terminology? In the Hobby Lobby case, many overlooked the medical science of the contraceptives that were in question. First we need to recognize that Hobby Lobby does indeed cover 16 of the 20 methods of contraception mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The remaining 4 are: […]

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