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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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The Future of Family Planning: Where Are We Headed?

The nation’s family planning program, Title X, is effective but needs an overhaul, a new Guttmacher study finds. Gains made against unintended pregnancy are stagnating, and funding is flat.

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North Dakota House Passes Egg-as-Person Bill

Anti-choice legislators recently introduced bills to define fertilized eggs as people in Maryland and North Dakota — North Dakota’s passed its House on Tuesday. Pro-choice groups gear up for the fight.

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At Personhood Conference, Anti-Choice Movement Struggles for Direction

Attendees at Friday’s anti-choice Personhood Conference were looking for direction — and may find it in Kristi Burton, pioneer of Colorado’s failed personhood amendment.

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But Can He Talk About Sex?

Where does future Surgeon General Dr. Sanjay Gupta stand on reproductive health? He has spoken out for emergency contraception, but reproductive health issues haven’t gotten a starring role on “House Call.”

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True Common Ground for the 111th Congress

The 111th Congress has an opportunity to pass true common ground legislation that will ensure access to contraception and sexuality education. But will this agenda be derailed by those who push “abortion reduction” instead of reproductive health?

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How the Midwest Was Won: South Dakota Healthy Families’ Winning Message

The South Dakota measure to criminalize abortion was defeated by 10 points. The campaign responsible for challenging the ban used messaging much of the national pro-choice movement might not agree with. How does a state in which most voters identify as pro-life defeat an abortion ban?

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The New Health Czar

President-Elect Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, will be responsible for implementing any health care reform Obama or the new Congress is able to pass. Will women’s health be on his agenda?

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The Next, Pro-Choice Cabinet?

The attention of the politically obsessed has now turned to speculation about who might be tapped to fill key leadership positions in President-Elect Obama’s Cabinet. Will we finally have pro-choice appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services?

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Pro-Choice Scholars Divided Over Future of Roe at the Supreme Court

There’s a lively debate in the pro-choice community over whether or not the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe.

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