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U.S. to expand healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government’s so-called WIC program will have greater access to fruits, vegetables and whole grains under an overhaul of the program unveiled on Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture hailed the revamping…

Oh c’mon, are we really talking about starving babies in 2011?

I was really lucky last night to be on a panel hosted by the Reproductive Health Access Project, who are working to integrate contraception and abortion into primary care so that women don’t lose access. The panel was on whether young women care about reproductive rights, and the panelists assembled—myself,…