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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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Whatever Happened to Separation Of Church and State?

Democratic leaders will be doing both the right thing, as well as the politically strategic one, if they keep religion out of public policy.

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A Federal Employee Expresses Outrage on Stupak

A federal employee–barred by the Hyde Amendment from insurance coverage for abortion–incurs costs of $9000.00 to end a pregnancy in which the fetus is missing major portions of its brain, skull, and scalp.

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The Legacy of George Tiller

Dr. George Tiller was asked repeatedly by friends how he could continue his work in the face of the unending violence and legal harassment that he endured in the years leading up to his murder. His answer was always the same: “Where else can these women go?”

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The Economic Crisis: A Generation of Reproductive Health “Horror Stories”

From surrogacy and egg donation to inducing labor, the economic crisis is driving women to do things with their bodies that they otherwise would not do.

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Averting Their Eyes from Assault on Women’s Health

A new Oklahoma law permits women seeking abortion to avert their eyes while an ultrasound is performed — but requires them to hear a description of what the ultrasound is displaying.

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The Bush Administration’s Tortured Logic

An administration that has done everything in its power to oppose abortion is now going after the very thing that can best prevent unintended pregnancies.

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The Maverick Steps Back in Line

If John McCain insists on placating the anti-choice fanatics in his party, let him start paying a price.

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