Stop the Gynoticians

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When was the last time you asked a politician for medical advice? We’re guessing never — but that hasn’t stopped out-of-touch politicians from trying to interfere in the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman and her doctor.

The result? A wave of laws restricting access to abortion have passed in Congress and states across the country. And that’s on top of measures that restrict women’s health care access beyond abortion — measures that make it harder for women to get birth control, cut women off from cancer screenings, or prohibit sex education programs that help prevent teen pregnancy. Meanwhile, actual doctors oppose such laws, which prevent doctors from giving their patients the best health care possible in an individual situation.

Decisions about women’s health should be made by a woman, her faith, and her family in consultation with her doctors. What’s more, in the decades since the Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s constitutional right to privacy includes her right to abortion, the procedure has become, and remains, one of the safest medical procedures in the United States.

Unfortunately, more politicians seem to want to play the role of doctor — acting as “gynoticians.” These politicians are doing their darndest to insert themselves into the exam room. They are the gynoticians.

Read our blog posts below to meet the gynoticians who are trying to control women’s health care. Tell them that enough is enough!

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Gynotician Blog Posts

Jul
13
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Scott Walker just announced his presidential bid, and he's doing what he does best: promising to further restrict abortion.
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Jul
02
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Last week: Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a state budget that may cause more health care centers to close; meanwhile, a law forcing 48-hour wait times for women seeking safe, legal abortion went into effect in Tennessee.
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Jun
26
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This week: Ohio’s Senate passed a bill that would dangerously ban abortions after 20 weeks without exceptions for rape or incest; meanwhile, Texas Governor Abbott kicked Planned Parenthood out of a program that provides breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women; and the U.S. Senate decides to attack fact-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and replace it with #JunkScience, abstinence-only dogma.
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Jun
18
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Last week: So many Texas abortion providers are on the verge of closing that they’ll only be left around the state’s major cities. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s dangerous 20-week ban would even apply to victims of rape or incest. Plus, gynoticians lose in Iowa, where telemed abortion bans were ruled unconstitutional.
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Jun
12
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This Week: Senate Gynotician Lindsey Graham re-introduces a nationwide 20-week abortion ban while Gynotician Governor Scott Walker promises to sign the same type of ban in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Florida's gynotician governor signs a mandatory 24-hour wait for a safe, legal abortion into law.
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Jun
08
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Arizona lawmakers are forcing doctors to lie to their patients — and we're going to court to stop this outrageous attack.
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Jun
05
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This Week: One Wisconsin gynotician says medical training isn’t needed to ban abortion after 20 weeks and another is now the new “Todd Aiken”; meanwhile, a North Carolina gynotician says tripling mandated wait times to a dangerous 72 hours is “reasonable,” and real doctors are taking a stand against Arizona gynoticians’ #JunkScience.
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May
29
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This week: Scott Walker absolutely loves forced ultrasounds, West Virginia’s 20-week abortion ban law takes effect, and Texas wants to make it harder for abused teens to get an abortion (because they might be lying).
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May
27
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Think you know how far women's health opponents are willing to go to push their ideology? test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
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May
22
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This week: Tennessee gynoticians force women to wait 48 hours for a safe, legal abortion; Maine gynoticians are pushing medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers; Missouri is fining insurers for covering abortion (srsly!); the Texas GOP is making it even more impossible for minors to obtain safe and legal abortion; and Sen. Lee Bright continues his quest to make sure rape and incest survivors are denied their basic rights in South Carolina.
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May
20
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Lee Bright really wants to ban abortion after 20 weeks, but once a 20-week bill was amended to include exceptions for rape and incest, Bright threw a fit and tried to block a vote on it.
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May
15
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This week: The appalling 20-week ban passes in the House; Texas gynoticians are severely restricting access to safe and legal abortions for minors; and South Carolina gynotician Lee Bright makes enemies on both sides of the aisle.
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May
13
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People have a perception that women who terminate at a later stage just don’t want to be pregnant anymore or are selfish because they don’t want a sick baby. But this is not something I did for myself. This is something I did for him.
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May
12
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If this bill sounds familiar, it's because it was pulled from the House floor in January to work out what one politician called a “definitional problem with rape.”
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May
12
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It's National Women's Health Week and anti-women's health politicians in the House of Representatives have chosen to launch yet another attack by voting on a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks nationwide.
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May
08
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This week: Oklahoma gynoticians tripled the waiting period for safe, legal abortion; Texas gynotician thinks insurers shouldn’t cover a rape survivor’s abortion unless she reports; and North Carolina gynoticians want to force doctors to send detailed, private information to the state on patients’ abortions.
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May
07
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It can feel like we’re constantly in the trenches. But it’s not all uphill. In fact, women’s health advocates have seen a lot of wins lately.
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May
01
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This week: Michigan and Florida are fixated on defunding Planned Parenthood; Colorado ends a wonderfully successful teen pregnancy program; the U.S. House votes to let DC bosses discriminate against women who get pregnant out of wedlock, and more.
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May
01
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It is shocking. The Colorado legislature just defunded one of the most successful teen pregnancy prevention program in the entire country.
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Apr
28
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Here are 3 of the most backwards bravado and despicable attacks on women’s health by GOP contenders in Iowa. (Spoiler: Reading these may cause you to want to tear your hair out.)
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Apr
24
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This week, Louisiana gynoticians continue attempts to block a women's health center; DC gynoticians are cool with discrimination against employees’ reproductive choices, and a Tennessee gynotician doesn't think rape and incest are”verifiable.”
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Apr
20
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Sounds like common sense, right? Your boss shouldn’t be able to fire you for using birth control.
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Apr
20
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Most Americans support a woman's right to access abortion safely and without hardship, a new Vox poll finds. What else Americans agree on may surprise you.
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Apr
17
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This week: A Florida gynotician’s support of crisis pregnancy centers comes back to bite him; Senate gynoticians continue to attack safe and legal abortion in a human trafficking bill; religious refusal laws in Georgia and elsewhere interfere in women’s health; and more.
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Apr
10
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This week: North Carolina gynoticians are attacking medical schools, Ohio gynoticians are trying to criminalize abortions at six weeks, Arkansas gynoticians are forcing doctors to misinform their patients, and more.
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Apr
03
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#JunkScience takes hold in Arizona, Texas gynoticians think cancer screenings aren’t a big deal for women, Arkansas likes to discriminate, and Indiana gets an HIV outbreak after shutting down Planned Parenthood.
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