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Anti-Choice “Freedom Rides” Seek to Curtail Freedom

A legacy of the Civil Rights movement is the struggle for rights and access without fear of violence.  But those who oppose abortion rights are not fighting for anything; rather they are fighting against women’s freedom.

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Missouri’s Lawmakers Keep Busy Restricting Women’s Choices

There was a flurry of productivity in the last days of the Missouri legislative session.  Sadly, all it produced was many more abortion restrictions.

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Trust Women? Not in Missouri

A bill passed in Missouri shows how ill-informed lawmakers are about state law, how little respect they have for women, and how little they actually know about real women’s lives.

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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Worth the Risks?

News that there may be a link between hormone replacement therapy and lung cancer has renewed questions about the use of hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause.

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Women of Color and the Anti-Choice Focus on Eugenics

Women of color are not children unable to make decisions and our children are not “on the brink of extinction” through an organized genocidal plot.

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The Woods Scandal: Deafening Silence on the Health Risks of Infidelity

Coverage of a celebrity couple’s infidelity scandal is more than just a race for ratings – it is an opportunity to educate the public about the health risks and realities every couple faces when confronted with infidelity.

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In Missouri, Advocates Remain on Red Alert

In Missouri, advocates are preparing for another round of attacks on reproductive health care while dealing with the fall out from anti-choice legislation passed in previous sessions.

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Struggle in a World of Privilege: A Mad Men Salon

Even as we anticipate watching the women who work at Sterling Cooper struggle with changing gender roles, we are watching that struggle take place in a privileged world.

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HIV Transmission through Pre-Chewed Baby Food?

Could pre-chewed baby food be a vector for HIV transmission? A report in Pediatrics suggests that it may — but when thinking about this phenomenon, we need to avoid the knee-jerk "Ewwww" reaction that a ScienceNews reporter had.

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“Mad Men” Salon: America’s Struggle with Race, Shaken Not Stirred

Mad Men presents an exploration of race, class, and gender in the not-so-distant past that challenges the notion that all was well back in the day and keeps this fan coming back for more.

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