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Mama’s Day Our Way: Celebrating Diversity on Mother’s Day 2012

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Mother’s Day has a way of making everyone feel like an outsider. This brunch-y, kid friendly version of Mother’s Day, creates the feeling that there is some elusive “right way” to celebrate and be celebrated. We want to flip that.

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I Have Sex. And I Vote.

Lots of people take birth control pills because they are having sex and they don’t want to get pregnant. In fact, 86 percent of us take it at least in part because we want to be able to have sex and not get pregnant. Reproductive health, rights and justice advocates think it’s a really good thing that women have autonomy over their bodies, their sexuality, and access to a full range of good choices about how to manage their fertility. 

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Incarcerated Mothers in California Become Cast-Offs in Political Game

A widely-supported bill intended to close gaps in existing legislation and ensure that correctional officers would use the least restrictive restraints possible on pregnant women is vetoed by the governor.

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Will Governor Brown Keep Pregnant and Laboring Women in Chains?

The bill to prevent the shackling of pregnant women in CA’s prisons, is the California State Sheriff’s Association’s top priority for a veto. It means more for them to veto this bill than any other bill on the Governor’s desk right now. Those who follow politics in Sacramento know this does not bode well.

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War, Death and Mamas

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Like most six-year-olds, little bits of information about the world leave my son asking, “Why? And why not??” I didn’t want to answer: “why are people celebrating the fact that this man is dead?”

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Guns and Genitals: Sex-Ed Montana Style

Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership.  Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?

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