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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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The Unhappy Career of the Term “Choice”

The term “choice” has had many critics from within the movement often referred to as “pro-choice.” The selection of the word is understandable but perhaps inadequate to convey what is needed.

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Health Reform, Violence and Blanket Warmers: The Status of Abortion on Roe V Wade Day

The 37th anniversary of Roe v Wade is one largely of disappointment for abortion rights supporters, especially given how many felt a year ago when Obama took office.

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The Unhappy Career of the Term “Choice”

The term “choice” has had many critics from within the movement often referred to as, ahem, “pro-choice.”

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Terror in Charlotte

Staff at a clinic in Charlotte, N.C., under attack from anti-choice “terrorists” work in conditions most would find unendurable. Why? They say: “We believe in what we do. And some of us came to work here after being patients here ourselves.”

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