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Happy National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers!

Today is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion-providers! Here are just a few reasons to recognize and a couple ways to do so!

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Yet Another Opinion About the Sebelius Nom

I’m not Catholic, but I am a very spiritual person, and I feel like faith is an important aspect of the total shape of my politics. And as someone who is conflicted about abortion in terms of faith, it’s nice to hear someone basically say it’s okay to be pro-choice and pro-life.

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Promoting the Female Condom in India: A New Approach

Last month at a New Delhi youth festival aimed at raising awareness for sexual health (dubbed Project 19), volunteers led onlookers in a game of female-condom-first-impressions. Combating the idea that safe sex can be unsexy, especially in the case of the female condom, they instead promote it as fun and pleasurable, and in some cases, as an “erotic accessory.”

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Back Us Up: New Guttmacher Data Supports Family Planning Aid

The Guttmacher Institute is releasing a new report that confirms the foolishness of placing family planning aid on the back burner.

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Driving the Agenda: A North Dakotan Weighs In

My state has one clinic and 17 crisis pregnancy centers. We rank 50th in the nation for for women’s reproductive health by NARAL, which slapped us with a big fat F. Guttmacher’s stats confirm; we also rank 50th in the nation for efforts to help women avoid unintended pregnancy. As a citizen of North Dakota, I feel deeply ashamed to be heralding from a place that, frankly, I’m not so surprised by.

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Wishful Thinking? Two Republican Pro-Choice Groups Team Up

Via LifeNews, two Republican so-called “pro-abortion” (ahem) groups are teaming up in a fresh effort to defang the GOP’s stance on abortion and, as LifeNews put it, to “drag the party to the left.”

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After 36 years, Will Maine Back Out Now?

Say this ten times fast: An Act to Protect the Safety of Maine Children by Requiring the Express Consent of Legal Guardian to Dispense Prescription Medication to a Minor.

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Ultrasound and Informed Consent

In the name of informed consent, more states are hopping on the ultrasound bandwagon.

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Better Late Than Never: Mississippi Sex Ed Bill Addresses Rising Teen Birth Rates

A Mississippi sex ed bill may finally address the rising teen birth rates. But is it too little too late?

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Compromise or Collaboration? The Way of the Common Ground Movement

I’ve really latched onto the hope that this movement will gain some real momentum, namely because the way the battle of pro-choice vs. anti-life has been waged has become really unappealing to me.

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