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STOKING FIRE: Ultra-Conservative Doctrine May Be the Reason for Unreported Sexual Crimes in the Military

Part of the blame for the reluctance to report sexual crimes in the military rests with an unsympathetic military chaplaincy, one of the few places soldiers, sailors, reservists, national guardians, and marines can turn for counseling.

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South Dakota’s 2012 Legislative Session: Another One Just Like the Last One

If South Dakota provides us with any indication, it looks like 2012 will most likely be a sad repeat of 2011.  Just one state among many that contributed to the drastic and unprecedented increase in abortion provisions attempted and enacted at the state level during 2011.  Another state clamoring for the chance to regulate, harass and restrict abortion out of extinction within its borders.  

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How Long Will It Take For Women to be Free to Control Their Bodies?

How long will it take for women to be free to control their own bodies?  How long will it take before government backs out of bedrooms?  How long will it take before women rise up and fight the assaults on their freedoms?  History and 2011′s increase in reproductive restrictions do not present reassuring answers to these questions.

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Why Cervical Cancer is an LGBT Issue

When talking about bringing the number of cervical cancer deaths to zero, it is crucial not to forget about LGBTQ people’s distinct experiences accessing health care.

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Lights, Camera, Condoms: Activists Try for Another Ballot Initiative Requiring Porn Stars to Use Condoms

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The battle in Los Angeles over whether porn stars should be required to use condoms is heating up again as an AIDS activist group started collecting signatures last week for a new ballot initiative.  If it gets on the ballot, the voters of Los Angeles County may get to decide how much latex we see in adult films. 

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Maryland Law Expanding Medicaid Access to Women’s Health Services Takes Effect

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Maryland’s Family Planning Works Act, which makes Medicaid-funded birth control, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, cancer screenings, and other essential services accessible to an additional 33,000  low- and moderate-income women in the states, went into effect today.

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Iowa Legislators Claim No Abortion Bills Will Be Voted on This Session

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With control of the Iowa House and Senate split between Democrats and Republicans, state politicians claim they’ll stay away from abortion legislation.

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Personhood Arkansas Blames Proposal Defeat on “Pro-Abortion” AG

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If your amendment language gets turned down, it must be a super secret “pro-abort” plot.

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President Obama, Please Keep Your Promise to Insulate Science from Politics and Ideology

One of the most difficult things to do is tell a friend that we are disappointed or upset with them, but that is what we are doing here today.

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Three Minutes, Three Positions On Birth Control

Mitt Romney isn’t quite sure where he stands on anything right now.

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