· · · · · 

Live Blog: Pro-Choice Messaging’s New Wave or Passing Ship?

Gloria Feldt and Sarah Stoesz joined us on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, for a live blog discussion about messaging and the reproductive rights movement. Read the transcript here.

· · · · · 

What Will the Future (of Reproductive Health and Rights) Look Like?

Five leaders from the reproductive health and justice community and many loyal readers gathered for a live discussion about the future of sexual and reproductive health policy. Read the full transcript here.

· · · · · 

Saletan On HHS Conscience Regulation and The Morning After Myth

William Saletan of Slate.com sets the president of the Christian Medical Association straight on the morning after pill and argues against Bush’s impending HHS conscience regulation.

· · · · · 

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow and Melissa Harris-Lacewell Discuss Impending Lame-Duck HHS Regulation

Last night Rachel Maddow spoke with Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the Bush Administration’s impending HHS regulation that will vastly expand the right for all healthcare workers to refuse to provide service on the basis of conscience.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Obama’s Promise to “Pro-Lifers”

E.J Dionne says Obama should make good on his promise to seek middle ground on abortion; Obama should end federal funding of abstinece-only and fund comprehensive sex ed; Philippine reproductive health bill sparks battle with Catholic Church; Gardasil can prevent genital warts in males.

· · · · · 

Roundup: NYT on Home Birth, How Obama Can Lead to Middle Ground on Abortion

The New York Times‘ lengthy feature on home birth; Frank Schaeffer’s open letter to Obama on how to sieze this moment to start healing deep political divisions about abortion; Feminists say the work has just begun; Migrant workers in Asia especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Bishops Plan to Confront Obama, Annual UNFPA Population Report Released

Catholic bishops vow to forcefully confront Obama on abortion; UNFPA calls for cultural sensitivity to achieve gender equality and establish reproductive rights; Uruguayan Senate votes to decriminalize abortion; Bush administration puts successful California family planning program at risk.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy

Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.

· · · · · 

Roundup: A Doctor, a Mutation and a Potential Cure for AIDS

A bone marrow transplant gave an HIV positive man in Berlin apparent immunity from the disease; Real change for reproductive health policy could emerge from less divisive politics; Evangelicals in the Obama era; Expect more attempts to limit abortion in South Dakota.

· · · · · 

Roundup: A Visit to a “Pro-Life” Pharmacy, Obama’s Win a Victory for Science

Amanda Hess of the Washington City Paper visits the nation’s newest "pro-life" pharmacy; Stem cell scientists celebrate President-elect Obama’s victory; The youth of Choice USA write an open letter to Obama; Sexual violence in the DRC reaches epidemic proportions.

· · · · ·