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Backing Off Sexual Oppression: How the Pope Can Make Us Believe Him

While last week's comments are an important (and long overdue) first step for the Vatican, it's hardly time for advocates of gender, reproductive, and sexual justice to rest on their laurels.

While Pope Francis’ comments last week on abortion, contraception, and homosexuality are an important (and long overdue) first step for the Vatican, it’s hardly time for advocates of gender, reproductive, and sexual justice to rest on their laurels.

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A Case Study in Awful: The 8 Worst Parts of the Recent Naval Academy Rape Hearing

Naval Academy Coat of Arms.

I take a look at some of the horrible insinuations, statements, and questions used by defense attorneys to impugn the character of a 21-year-old female midshipman.

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New York City Council Candidate Discusses Running for Office While Pregnant

raquel batista final

“Don’t be scared. Just go for it,” said new mother Raquel Batista, who is running to represent the Bronx in the New York City Council. “There is nothing to lose. There is nothing to lose in running for office and starting your family.”

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Republican Massachusetts Senate Candidate Opens Up on Forced Waiting Periods

Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez.

At Wednesday’s debate Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez gave some indication of how he would vote on reproductive health policy, a topic that he has been reluctant to discuss in detail on the campaign trail.

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Funding Down, Komen Drops Three-Day Walks in Half of Current Cities

Photo of the 2012 3-day walk in DC.

Effective next year, the 3-Day walks, as they are called, will no longer take place in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, or Washington, D.C.

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Inside the Bro-Choice Campaign: Giving Men the Green Light to Step Up for Reproductive Justice

Male students participate in Bro-Choice week events at Georgia Southern University.

“Reproductive justice isn’t just a women’s issue; it’s a people issue.”

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Vehemently Anti-Planned Parenthood Candidates Emerge in Georgia and Virginia

E.W. Jackson (left) and Karen Handel.

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced that she is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, while Virginia Republicans selected Bishop E.W. Jackson as their nominee for lieutenant governor in this year’s election.

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Yes, Abortion Is a Women’s Issue, and Yes, More Male Allies Are Welcome

In response to the recent discussion about a "bro-choice" movement, I'd like to offer a defense of continuing to talk about abortion as a women's issue, and pointers for how men can be supportive as allies within that frame.

In response to the recent discussion about a “bro-choice” movement, I’d like to offer a defense of continuing to talk about abortion as a women’s issue, and pointers for how men can be supportive as allies within that frame.

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In New Interview, Gabriel Gomez Again Does Not Clarify Views on Reproductive Rights

After being questioned by a Boston Globe reporter about whether he would have supported a bill last year to limit insurance coverage of contraception, Gomez refused to answer, saying "I’m not sure how much more clear I can be.”

The Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate has a track record of being somewhat ambiguous about the extent of his anti-choice beliefs.

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House Schedules Another Vote Against Health-Care Law During National Women’s Health Week

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

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