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How Betty Ford’s Death Illustrates What Has Been Lost in Our Political Culture

Betty Ford’s tenure as First Lady was the last time in American politics someone in that role could inspire bi-partisan admiration—even while expressing her own political views. Her passing reminds us of what has been lost in our political culture.

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Another Planet: Abortion in Norway

Norway, where abortion is not politicized, has a better record than the United States with respect to teenage pregnancies and births, but also has a lower abortion rate—a reflection, among other things, of Norwegians’ better access to contraception, its comprehensive sex education policies, and its generally more mature attitude toward human sexuality.

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Terrorizing Abortion Providers: The “Other Abortion War” Quietly Continues

This war on providers has been going on so long it has become essentially “the new normal,” with significant public attention only when a provider is murdered.

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(VIDEO) Unconscionable Cruelty: Nebraska’s 20-Week Law Meets the Real World

Nebraska’s new abortion law forced Danielle Deaver to give birth to a baby she and her doctors knew would die minutes later, fighting for breath that would not come.

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Scott Walker Hates Planned Parenthood Too!

Gov. Scott Walker: “(I am proud of) trying to defund Planned Parenthood and make sure they didn’t have any money, not just for abortion, but money for anything.”

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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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