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The “Intimate Wars” of the Indomitable Merle Hoffman

There are many incredible stories about leaders in the women’s rights movement. This is one of them. Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom is a complex story that is moving, sobering, and should not be missed.

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“Abortion Democracy:” Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women

Sarah Diehl’s film skillfully contrasts abortion policies and laws in two countries, revealing how the legal status of women is a direct result of the silencing–or empowering–of women’s voices

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“How May I Help You?” Baird Bardarson, MD: Loss of a Champion

Dr. Baird Bardarson of Seattle and Whidbey Island, Washington, was a true champion, pioneer, humanitarian, and heroic abortion provider. His loss cuts very deeply for our community of abortion providers.

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(VIDEO) The Forsaken Women of the Philippines: The Hardship, Humiliation, and Hypocrisy of Unsafe Abortion

Although perhaps not completely shocking to those of us in the reproductive health and justice movement, the encompassing newly published Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban by the innovative Center for Reproductive Rights is both incredibly powerful and devastating as it discusses in detail “the human suffering caused by the criminal ban on abortion [in the Philippines] and the challenges it creates for health service providers.”

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“Kindness, Courtesy, Love, and Respect:” A Memorial and Vigil for Dr. George Tiller

Slightly more than a year ago, so many of us lost so much: a beloved friend, an exceptional human being, a compassionate doctor, a skilled teacher and mentor, and an inspirational role model.

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Control and Coercion: The Threats to Abortion Rights in Mexico

Sometimes the struggle for the reproductive justice and the dignity and freedom of women and girls takes on especially compelling and tragic dimensions. This is one of them.

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We Already Have an Abortion Pride Movement

When we discuss abortion as an honorable and loving choice that helps women to become better mothers in the future, we are showing respect, understanding, and support for the complexity of women’s choices.

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“Jailhouse Journal” of an Abortion Provider

What motivates an abortion provider? What brings an individual to this important – and regretfully still controversial – practice of medicine? The answers are as varied as the brave doctors who do the work of helping women.

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An Overdue Conversation About Our Obligations to Special Needs Children

Parents of special needs children don’t seek to force anyone to parent a disabled child. But they do want to destigmatize Down syndrome and see their children loved and welcomed.

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Global Lessons from China’s Tainted Milk

Tragic news of children sickened by poisoned milk in China raises questions not only about its product safety system but about why infants in China are fed formula at all.

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