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State Medicaid cuts hit teen health program

Planned Parenthood of the North Country is closing down its teen pregnancy and parenting program after New York cut the program's in its effort to trim statewide Medicaid expenses.  Go to full article
Posters lines the National Mall
Posters lines the National Mall

Student Activism Alive and Well

If last Sunday's March for Women's Lives is any indication, student activism is alive and well. Throngs of college students with backpacks and homemade signs gathered in the National Mall in Washington DC. They came from as far away as Alaska and California to form a collective voice of concern about the future of reproductive rights in America. They also came from Potsdam. About 30 SUNY students left late Saturday night on a bus headed for the Capitol. Jody Tosti was along for the ride and has this story.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Tackle Unresolved Issues

As the New York State legislative session draws to a close Governor Pataki is pressing for more anti-terrorism legislation. Meanwhile, an agreement has been reached on a women's health care bill that provides contraceptive coverage. But, as Karen Dewitt reports from Albany, lawmakers continue to try to sort out other unresolved issues.  Go to full article

Compromise Women's Health Bill Passes NY Senate

Senate Republicans announced that they'll pass a bill to give most women in New York State access to birth control through their health insurance plans. The move drew sharp criticism from the Catholic Church. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Senate Compromise on Contaceptive Services Coverage Gaining Support

Birth control advocates are praising a compromise bill introduced in the state senate to be passed later this week. It would allow most New York women to obtain contraceptives through their health insurance coverage.  Go to full article

Women's Wellness Act May Move Forward in Albany

New York state lawmakers are still arguing over a bill to fund more health care for women, but now there's more of a chance they'll resolve their differences and agree on a law. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Arts & Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer

The last few weeks, Americans have been forced to live with a new kind of fear. The risks of terrorist attack--and reports of disease spreading through the mail--leave us feeling vulnerable. In the days after the September 11 attack, Brian Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and hope in a world filled with uncertainty.  Go to full article

Walk/Run for Women's Health in Canton

Todd Moe talks with Suzanne Bastien about the 5K Walk/Run for Women's Health in Canton this Saturday.  Go to full article

Women's Healing Retreat At Sagamore this Weekend

Martha Foley talks with Naj Wikoff about a women's health retreat in the Adirondacks this weekend.  Go to full article

New Midwifery Clinic in Canton

Jody Tosti profiles a new midwifery clinic in St. Lawrence County--a welcome addition for local women seeking alternative health care.  Go to full article

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