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Will the Senate Stand Against Stupak?

“That’s the price of healthcare reform.” That’s what pundits have told those of us making a fuss over the Stupak amendment, but is it?

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An RH Reality Check Farewell

A farewell, and a thank you, the incredible community of reproductive justice advocates and writers gathered around RH Reality Check.

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Interviews Dr. Leroy Carhart

Last night Rachel Maddow continued her dogged reporting on the extreme anti-choice right, covering Operation Rescue’s upcoming protests against Dr. Leroy Carhart’s Nebraska clinic.

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Roundup: Remembrances of Sen. Kennedy Highlight Civil Rights Accomplishments

Remembrances of Sen. Ted Kennedy highlight his civil rights accomplishments; Miami appeals court hears arguments on anti-gay adoption laws; will health care reform include coverage for contraception and fertility treatments?

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On Women’s Equality Day, Sebelius, Barnes and Tchen Pushed on Reproductive Health Care Coverage

On a conference call in honor of Women’s Equality Day, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Melody Barnes and Tina Tchen were repeatedly pressed on reproductive health care coverage under health care reform.

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Sen. Edward Kennedy Loses Battle with Brain Cancer

Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) died late last night, at 77, of the brain cancer he had fought since May 2008.

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Roundup: TIME Analyzes Government Role in Abortion Access in Health Reform Proposals

TIME examines government’s role in facilitating abortion access in health care reform proposals; medication abortion has not expanded access as expected; Australian provider refuses to prescribe RU-486 until legal protections are enacted.

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Female South African Athlete Asked to Prove Gender

Just how many experts does it take to assign someone a gender? The female South African winner of the 800m race at track and field world championships in Berlin has been asked to prove that she is a woman.

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Roundup: New York Times Focuses on “Saving the World’s Women”

New York Times examines empowering the world’s women; Michele Bachman: “Keep your laws off my body!”; Operation Rescue lodges complaint over Carhart’s clinic.

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Roundup: North Carolina Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Adoption

North Carolina court upholds same-sex adoption; Oklahoma ruling on abortion law to be appealed; high percentages of women in certain countries believe domestic violence can be justified.

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