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African Americans and Abortion: An Intriguing Poll

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A poll in July 2012 surveying African Americans and Hispanics on their attitudes about abortion (among other issues) brought striking results: The majority support access to safe abortion care.

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A New Day for Abortion Providers?

(Ms. Magazine)

The “new day” that David Bennett dreamed of on January 22, 1973 can only happen if there is a forceful stand by this majority in support of these doctors and against both the violence and legislative persecution that has characterized abortion care in the United States.

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What Gun Control Advocates Can Learn from the Anti-Choice Movement

Both the current anti-choice movement and a potential gun control movement share the feature of wanting to limit something that is legal but contested. As Robin Marty put it in a recent post, how do we make guns as difficult to get as an abortion?

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The Death of Savita Halappanavar: A Tragedy Leading to Long Overdue Change?

Photo: The Guardian.

Hopefully, the tragedy of Savita will, at least, finally spur the Irish government to issue clearer guidelines that the life of the pregnant woman must be privileged over that of her fetus. But if the thousands demonstrating reflect changes already underway in Irish society—including a growing dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church’s influence—perhaps some day Savita Halappanavar will be remembered as the woman whose death was a turning point in the long struggle for the legalization of abortion in Ireland.

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Abortion Care Doesn’t Stop Because of Hurricanes

It speaks volumes about the current status of abortion care in the United States that Hurricane Sandy’s impact is trivial next to that of a red state legislature.

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Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?

The policies promoted by anti-choice forces in Congress are not good for any woman, whether Jewish or not. What does all this have to do with the Jews?

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“New Life” Trumps “Existing Life” in the Modern Republican Party

Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.

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Paul Ryan’s Missing Children and Mitt Romney’s Forbidden Grandchildren

Paul Ryan’s relatively small family and Mitt Romney’s quite large one reveal the reproductive minefields for Republican candidates who presumably are expected to show obedience, in their personal lives, to the party’s extremist platform.

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The Indomitable Spirit of the Reproductive Health Community: A Pathway to Justice, Liberty, and Freedom

Src: Work Exposed the Blog.

In honor of Independence Day, Beacon Broadside asked author Carole Joffe (author of Dispatches from the Abortion Wars) what she’ll be celebrating this July 4th.

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Physicians Speak Out: A High Profile Call to Arms in the Abortion War

While the stigma surrounding abortion within medicine may have lessened since 1973, in society as a whole it has worsened.

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