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House moves to lift bans on abortion funding, needle exchange, domestic partnership, and medical marijuana in DC

The version of the FY2010 Appropriations Bill currently in the House of Representatives would lift a number of reproductive justice-related funding bans in Washington, DC.

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In Memory of Dr. Tiller: Unite to Save Lives

The debate we are
locked in, between
those fighting for the lives of the unborn and those fighting for the
lives of women, has gotten us nowhere. And if we
continue to talk past each other, to ignore each other’s voices and
experiences, this cycle of violence will continue.

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Kerry Introduces Women’s Health Insurance Fairness Act

In her reader diary, Josh Truitt reports that Senator John Kerry has introduced the Women’s Health Insurance Fairness Act, legislation that would prevent insurers in the individual market from charging more based on gender.

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Growing Up Pro-Life: Talking About Abortion

Yes, anti-choice ideology is fundamentally sexist. But I didn’t know this when I was a pro-lifer, and I do not believe hatred of women is an intentional part of the belief system of most people in that movement.

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