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New Generation Grapples With Roe V. Wade

It's been 39 years since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 50 states. But last year, states passed a record number of laws that made getting abortions tougher, including one that bars insurance companies from covering the procedure. Host Michel Martin speaks discusses abortion rights today with three female university students. Advisory: This conversation may not be comfortable for some listeners.
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Wisdom For Adult Children Caring For Aging Parents

Five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Jane Gross reported on a wide range of issues for the The New York Times for decades. In recent years, she turned her attention to America's aging population. She speaks with host Michel Martin about coping with the loss of her mother and shares advice about caring for aging parents and ourselves.
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A Permanent Home That Allows Drinking Helps Homeless Drink Less

Homeless people may stand a better chance of improving their health when offered a permanent place to live without a requirement for sobriety, the results from a Seattle center suggest.
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When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn't The Whole Story

The antidepressant Prozac selectively targets the chemical serotonin. When the drug was introduced in the 1980s, it helped solidify the idea in many minds that depression was the result of a chemical imbalance. But the real story is far more complicated.
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Administration Stands Firm On Birth Control Coverage

Final rules requiring insurance plans to cover prescription contraceptives will give religious-based hospitals and other organizations whose primary purpose is not religious an extra year to come into compliance. But the requirement remains, despite vigorous objections from some groups.

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