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Surgeon General Nominee Benjamin “Supports President’s Position” on Choice

Press reports confirm that Dr. Regina Benjamin, Obama’s choice for surgeon general shares the “President’s views” on choice.

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State-level Anti-Choice Efforts Target Pharmacies and Provider Conscience Laws

Conscience clauses are becoming an increasingly popular mode of anti-choice legislation. While a bill in Louisiana represents a compromise position, bills pending in other states are more restrictive.

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Supreme Court Decision Pretends Pregnancy Discrimination Doesn’t Harm Women

In AT&T vs. Hulteen, the Supreme Court reverted to reasoning from an earlier ruling that discrimination against pregnant women doesn’t count as discrimination against women.

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Cases the New Supreme Court Justice May Face

An important consideration related to who ultimately fills Souter’s seat centers on what issues the Supreme Court would face in the near future.

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Finding a Voice, Not Just a Vote, for Women’s Rights on the Court

Justice Souter’s retirement will mark the first time a pro-choice president has the opportunity to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court since 1994.

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Senate Republicans Throw Obstacles Before Sebelius, Johnsen Nominations

Protests from anti-choice activists continue to stall the nominations of Dawn Johnsen to Office of Legal Counsel and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Fighting Forward: Behind the Bill to Expand Reproductive Health Access in Illinois

After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.

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Men Can, and Should, Stop Rape

At the Men Can Stop Rape conference in DC, a 40% male participant group brainstormed on evolving masculinity, gender relations, re-examining marital rape, and innovations coming from the federal government.

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North Dakota Legislators Agree, Eggs Aren’t People

Last week, North Dakota’s Senate defeated legislation that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person. Perhaps most surprising was not that the legislation was defeated but how it was defeated.

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Sebelius Testifies: Yes to Public Insurance Option, No to Conscience Rule

At her first confirmation hearing, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius went on record in favor of a public insurance option and conscience clauses in principle.

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