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Aborting Health Care Reform

The president and his staff have been reluctant to take on reproductive rights in health reform. But that has not prevented anti-choicers from using the issue to activate their base against reform.

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Exit Strategy: Does Withdrawal Deserve Another Look?

A new study assessing the withdrawal method finds it is nearly as effective as condoms. Should we teach it to teenagers?

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Is the GOP a Mixed Choice Party?

Pro-life Democrats have recently scored high profile electoral victories in the Rust Belt and Deep South. But the Republican Party continues to reject even tepid supporters of reproductive rights.

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The New Anti-Choice Democrats: Can We Work With Them?

Reassuring Southern voters about core social issues like abortion was likely the only way Democrats could have won recent special elections in Mississippi and Louisiana. So how can reproductive health advocates get newly-elected anti-choice Dems to work with us?

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Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Watch: 2008

Anti-choicers are circumventing the legislative and judicial systems by placing abortion bans right on the ballot.

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Pro-Choice Candidates Fight for Senate Seats

Just thirty-five Senators in office are strongly pro-choice. But this November, when a third of the Senate seats will be up for grabs, voters have a chance to increase that score.

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Church’s Compassion Limited By Ideology

Faith leaders working on the ground have accepted that contraception saves lives. Isn’t it time for a brave American politician to ask the Pope why he won’t do the same?

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War With Ourselves: Sexual Violence In The Military

U.S. servicewomen today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Sexual violence against female contractors, soldiers and Iraqi girls and women continues to raise the question: what will we do to stop it?

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When Obama Voted “No”

Obama’s opposition to the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” serves as the basis of anti-choice rhetoric against his candidacy. The BAIPA isn’t really about protecting infants; it is anti-abortion rights legislation crafted by the hard right.

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Fractures on the Far Right

John Hagee’s endorsement of Sen. John McCain was calculated to provide McCain with instant credibility among evangelical Christian voters. Instead, the Hagee endorsement has exposed a key fracture within the Republican coalition: tensions between right-wing Catholics and right-wing evangelical Protestants.

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