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Reproductive Rights Are Critical to an Open Society and the Promise of Equality

Two recent international cases on the topic of reproductive rights are reviewed as well as a discussion of these rights in an open society.

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A Doctor Speaks: “Horrific” Arizona Law Would Allow Doctors to Practice Bad Medicine Without Accountability

The Arizona Senate passed a bill that would prohibit any medical malpractice lawsuits against physicians who chose to withhold valuable information regarding their patient’s pregnancy that could lead her and her family to seek termination.

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A Young Doctor’s Response to President Obama’s Plan B Failure: Where Is the Scientific Integrity?

Experts, who we count on for guidance and sound evidence-based medicine, have repeatedly shown Plan B to be not only extremely effective, but incredibly safe. Although the experts in the FDA agreed with the well-researched and well-presented data on Plan B, Secretary Sebelius and President Obama chose to ignore their expertise and base their decision on politics, not science.

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The Foxx Amendment: Without Providers There Is No Choice

A woman in a small town in the Midwest enters an emergency room with a massive infection because her fetus has died and is causing a massive infection in her body. However, not one of the OB/GYNs on call that night is competent enough to successfully complete the procedure needed to save her life.  This is a true story.

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Stupak-Amendment Passes! Affects every woman

My reaction to the passing of the Stupak-Amendment is emotional as I reflect on the impact this amendment could have if put into law.

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Vigils for Dr. Tiller

A list of vigils to honor and remember the late Dr. George Tiller

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Dr. Tiller’s Death Must Not be in Vain

Now is the time to recognize the real threat to abortion providers and women seeking their services. Now is the time to recognize the extreme lack of abortion providers and resources for women. Now is the time to recognize Dr. Tiller as a hero, and perhaps in death he can truly change the face of the pro-choice movement and the future of abortion care.

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Common Ground-is it feasible?

To make new, sustainable legislation and policy on the legal issues surrounding abortion, Obama has brought together leaders in both the pro-choice and anti-choice movements to work together.  But will it work?

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Missouri: Champions of Choice…for Pharmacists!

The Missouri State House overwhelmingly (115-43) approved an amendment that only further restricts Missourian women’s access to safe, effective contraception and medication abortion.

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The Age of the E-Activist

Staying vocal through the internet is a powerful tool for modern day activism, but don’t let your own voice get lost.  An anti-choice Republican Senator from North Dakota reminds me of how powerful my own words can be.

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