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Connecticut Bishops Not the Victims

Connecticut Catholic Bishops' claim that they are the real victims of new legislation that stops Connecticut hospitals from denying emergency contraception to women who have been raped.

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Prueba de Fuego: Reflections on HIV Testing from Nicaragua

HIV is not yet widespread in Nicaragua, but with no sexuality education to speak of, a weak health system, and a culture of machismo that leaves women with little control over their sexual and reproductive lives, young people and women face particular HIV risk, and their infection rates are climbing.

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The Power of One Woman’s Story

Andrea Lynch honors Marta Solay, who shared her compelling story with Colombia's Supreme Court in order to help legalize abortion in cases where a woman's health or life is in danger.

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Unwanted Pregnancy More Scary than HIV?

Which is scarier: HIV or unwanted pregnancy? Young people in different countries may fear one more than the other, but it's the refusal to see the connection between the two that is truly terrifying.

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Liberating Iraqi Women

Due to the sustained conflict and economic downturn ushered in by the U.S. invasion, Iraqi women are now migrating to Syria in droves, where they're faced with exotic dancing and sex work to support themselves.

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The True Test of Young Women’s Worth: Virginity

Virginity testing is on the rise as an HIV- and unwanted-pregnancy-prevention strategy in South Africa, but it's more about controlling women's sexuality than keeping them safe.

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Reflections on Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban

Andrea Lynch shares candid reflections from Evelyn Flores Mayorga from Puntos de Encuentro on the Nicaraguan total abortion ban—how it passed into law and what has happened since then.

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An Appreciative Approach to the Abortion Debate

Appreciative inquiry is about recognizing the positive, instead of focusing on the negative. So let's take a moment to appreciate all of the folks who continue to place real women's lives, rights, needs and capacities at the center of their work.

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World Congress Ignores Global Realities

The unnatural need not apply: the World Congress of Families comes together to defend the "natural family" from big bad "feminists, socialists, and big business interests"—oh my!

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Spitzer Stands Up for Women’s Health

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced plans to introduce a bill that would strengthen the state's antiquated abortion and contraception laws: The Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act.

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