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What does health care reform mean to you?

No matter what the result of health care reform, our lives will be profoundly affected. So how do we make sure our voices are heard, and that things essential to our health aren’t left behind? Why through photos, of course.

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All the Help I Can Get: Thoughts on Brain Development, Dinner, and Let’s Talk Month

This month, October, is Let’s Talk Month, during which we at Planned
Parenthood focus on helping families to make stronger connections and
to talk honestly and openly about sexual health and relationships.

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Michigan HIV Activists Angered by No-Consent Testing Legislation

Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.

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The Democrats’ Missing Message For Women and Health Reform

Health care reform measures currently making their way through Congress would radically alter health care coverage for women in this country, for the better. Why don’t most American women know this?

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Roundup: The Obama Administration: For the Public Option Before They Were Against It… Sort Of?

While the public wants a public option, and while the President-as-candidate campaigned on the promise of at least something akin to a public option, the Administration has, from day one of the health care reform process, done just about everything it could to say they are “for” a public option “kinda sorta” but “it’s not the defining piece” of health reform. Huh?

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If you visit a “prolife” pregnancy center, BEWARE of your counselor sharing your personal information with outsiders

Instead of keeping the information you share in private between you and your counselor, a large number of CareNet.org, HeartBeatInternational.org, and OptionLine.org pregnancy centers allow outsiders access to this information

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The Advantage of Bringing A Bill With A Public Option to the Floor

Mike Lillis explains why at least one Senator thinks it is critical to include a public option in the bill that ultimately comes to the Senate floor for a vote.

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Monday, October 17th, 2009

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National ‘Personhood’ Backers Barnstorm Montana With One Big Exception

Three major players in the absolutist anti-choice movement headed to Montana last weekend to push a second attempt at a state ballot measure to ban abortion without exception. But the meeting excluded one noteworthy group.

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The Real Lesson From Health Care Reform

We had a moment at the end of the summer where the Administration began to use moral language to muster support for its efforts, but that has passed. However, if we want healthcare for all, the moral argument needs to be front and center.

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