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65-Year-Olds Don’t Go To Planned Parenthood for Abortions

How did Planned Parenthood come to be so demonized? This after all, is an organization once so mainstream that former presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower agreed to be co-chairs of an honorary advisory board in 1965.

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The “Protect Life Act:” Will There Be a Price to Be Paid?

To me, the most interesting question posed by the brazen contempt for women contained in H.R.358, is whether the antiabortion movement has finally gone too far.

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Robin “Rocket Woman” Rothrock, R.I.P.

The death of Robin Rothrock, who ran an abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana for many years, is a huge loss, not only, obviously, to her family and close friends, but also to the close-knit community of abortion providers who cherished her.

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For “Pro-Life” Republicans, Human Life is Cheap

The refusal of Senate Republicans, nearly all of whom identify as “pro-life,” to support the 9/11 First Responders bill gives the question of what it means to be “pro-life” new urgency.

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“The Assassination of George Tiller:” What It Got Right, What It Left Out

Rachel Maddow does more than any other contemporary media figure to address abortion. But her otherwise excellent special on Dr. Tiller left out what actually occurred inside that clinic.

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R.I.P. Bill Harrison: A Physician Legendary for Compassionate Care

For the women of Arkansas, the death from leukemia of Dr. William Harrison means they have lost a compassionate physician, legendary for his kindness.

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How Nebraska’s Anti-choice Legislators “Protect” Women’s Health

A bill passed this spring in Nebraska, the Orwellian-named “Women’s Health Protection Act,” does nothing to protect women’s health, but instead flouts medical practice and standards of care to achieve an anti-choice end. 

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One Year After His Murder, Tiller’s Legacy Continues to Inspire Even in the Face of Violence

One year after Dr. Tiller’s murder, a network has been created to expand availability of later abortions, and disseminate accurate information on this topic to both clinicians and prospective patients.

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Anti-Choice Woman-Hating Goes Mainstream

In some extremist anti-choice circles, full-throated woman-hating never went away.  But among other “mainstream” anti-choice groups, latent mysogyny is now out in the open.

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The Billboard Circus and the Abortion Wars

The abortion wars rage relentlessly on, in the United States and elsewhere, and the only lesson to be drawn from recent federal and state legislative action is that the wars show no signs of abating.

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