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What Everyone Needs to Know About Second Trimester Abortions

By Steph Herold, RH Reality Check
Posted on August 1, 2010


Most of us don’t think we’ll ever have an abortion, until we become one of the half of all women in the US who has an unwanted pregnancy.  And if we think about it at all, we assume we’d get an abortion pretty early in the pregnancy.  While 90 percent of abortions do happen before 12 weeks, some women seek abortions later in their pregnancies.

FDA Approves 5-Day Emergency Contraceptive

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new emergency contraceptive, Ella or ulipristal acetate, which is effective at preventing pregnancy up to five days after contraceptive failure or unprotected sexual intercourse. In June, a panel of FDA expert medical advisors unanimously agreed that it is safe and effective in preventing the release of an egg. The drug inhibits or delays ovulation by diminishing the effects of progesterone, according to the FDA release.

OCRJ's 2010 Candidate Endorsements

OCRJ is proud to present our first candidate endorsement list. These women and men have indicated their understanding of and commitment to the rights of women and their families in reprocuctive matters.

Note that in House District 85, we endorsed two candidates; this is because both are good on our issues. However, the OCRJ board enthusiastically and especially commends Dr. Edward Shadid, who has been outspoken about his support for reproductive choice during his campaign. We give him a special commendation for this.



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