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Expansion of WIC

WIC is short for “The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children,” and provides supplemental food and counseling for low-income mothers and their children. Read more…

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Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership aids low-income, first-time parents by providing them with a visiting registered nurse who can continue to help the family until they reach self-sufficiency, thus curbing early developmental problems and decreasing the risk of abuse or domestic violence. Read more…

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act

This bill is created from the belief that “pregnant college students should not have to make a choice between keeping their baby and staying in school.” The legislation, created by Feminists for Life, would establish “a the pilot program to will help interested, eligible institutions of higher education establish pregnancy and parenting student services offices that will operate independent of Federal funding no later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.” Read more…

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Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act

As a senator, President Obama championed this bill, and he spoke of it often during his 2008 campaign. To encourage responsible male behavior, the bill provides for domestic violence prevention awareness, and it would increase penalties for men who avoid paying child support, ensuring that the money from such payments winds up in the hands of families rather than tied up in red tape. Read more…

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Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act

The Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act would “reduce the need for abortion by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies and supporting women facing unplanned pregnancies.” Among other measures the bill proposes to reduce teen pregnancy through comprehensive sex education, improve access to contraception for low-income women and increase Title X funding. Read more…

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Pregnant Women Support Act

The Pregnant Women Support Act would “provide for programs that reduce the need for abortion, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.” This bill was
modeled after Democrats for Life‘s "95-10 Initiative," which aims to reduce the U.S.
abortion rate by 95% over the next 10 years. Read more…

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Live Blog Practice

 

Practice Cover It Live live blog…

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Obama to Announce Sotomayor as Supreme Court Nominee Today

It is being widely reported by many news outlets that President Obama will, at about 10:15 am ET this morning, announce that appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is his nominee for the Supreme Court.

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Common Ground Around the Web Pre-Launch Archive

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