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Iowa Governor Opposes Plan to Define Birth Control as Abortion

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver last week voiced his displeasure with President George W. Bush’s proposed rule change that would redefine birth control as abortion.

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Iowa Group Lands Grant to Help Deaf Assault Survivors

A $400,000 federal grant will fund the Justice for Deaf Victims Coalition, a group that provides services and support to deaf survivors of sexual assault.

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Postville Detainee: “Congressmen, Be Our Voice”

Just over 40 women, originally detained in the unprecedented May 12 immigration raid on the town’s kosher meatpacking plant, were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement back into the town on humanitarian grounds to either care for children or for medical conditions.

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Obama’s Late Term Abortion Comments Ignore Stark Realities

If Obama knew my story, or the story of any woman who has sought a late term abortion, he wouldn’t make such careless comments on the legality of exceptions to abortion bans.

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Shattered and Strengthened: Postville Church Cares For Immigrant Families

In the four weeks since the May 12 federal immigration raids at Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, St. Bridget’s Church has been a refuge for the plant’s undocumented workers.

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Victim Blaming: Cover Up, Walk In Groups and Other “Friendly Advice”

If we women do fall victim to some nefarious person, we must remember — in spite of all the “friendly advice” we’ve been given — that the blame lies solely on the back of those who would harm others.

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Abortion? It’s All About the Economy for Many Iowa Voters

In nearly any other election in recent memory, the accusation that a Republican candidate in Iowa not only supported abortion but had participated in one would have been big news — if not a political kiss of death. Not this year.

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Workers Tell Stories of Sexual Abuse at Iowa Plant

More than two weeks have passed since the federal government launched an immigration raid — the largest single-site raid in American history — against Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, and more stories of abuse continue to surface.

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Iowa Has Record Number of HIV Diagnoses

The number of Iowans diagnosed with HIV infection last year rose to its highest level since reporting began in 1998.

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Family Planning Funds Nixed by Iowa House

Iowa Right to Life wanted to prevent clinics that provide abortion services from receiving family planning funding for low-income women in the state. Now the funding has been cut altogether.

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