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The New Administration: Not Quite Ready to Stand Up for Women

The cultural discourse of those who do not recognize women’s sexual and reproductive lives as a matter of human rights allows President Obama to disregard our needs.

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Fighting Fake Common Ground

To have asked women to wait another day for Obama to reverse the global gag rule in order to satisfy the fake “common ground” is disrespectful of women’s lives, let alone their moral autonomy.

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Soul-Numbing Politics: Playing the Progressive Catholic Card

Progressive Catholic electoral activity is yet another example of the dangers of mixing politics and faith.

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Reproductive Freedom: The Body Speaks

The freedom to reproduce or not, along with the freedom to express ourselves sexually, is the most intimate of body rights and human rights. Yet few dare to talk of reproductive freedom.

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Sarah Palin: A Fatally Flawed Feminist

Feminism is about women being seen as competent moral agents, not restricting the options and conditions women have to make the choice that is best for them. Feminists for Life and the policies of Sarah Palin miss the mark.

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Progressive, Pro-Life and Full of Yourself

The Democratic Party Platform comes very close to embracing the reproductive health agenda that has been consistently advocated by the pro-choice, progressive women’s movement. So why are “pro-life” progressives claiming victory?

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“What If Your Mother Had Aborted You?”

Far too much is made of a mother’s obligations to her children and far too little of a child’s love for her mother. If fetuses could love, I think they would be as passionate in defense of their mothers as born children become.

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Regarding Michelle’s Questions…

Preaching from the US about sexual and reproductive rights is not productive. Our own house is not quite clean enough. So we really need to link our domestic policies and their enforcement with our moral voice abroad.

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Is This A “Bold” Plan?

Is Adrienne Germain’s plan really a bold one? Only in the sense that the US is so far behind the curve on modern thought about gender, sexuality and reproduction that getting there with our current mindset is unthinkable. In this sense, it is a good plan for the 20th century, but I say let’s be really bold and move to the 21st.

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What the Hell Is Going On In Spain?

Why do I find the Spanish clinics’ broad interpretation of “serious mental health risks” ethically problematic when I have no problem with the hundreds of doctors throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia that are routinely breaking the law and providing safe first trimester abortions?

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