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The Big Apple Supremes: We’re Not Talking Motown Here

President Obama has had the amazing good fortune to get two Supreme Court picks and in both cases, he picked a girl from New York. But was it a requirement that the nominee be a nice girl?

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Malcolm X to Barack Obama: The Supreme Court Needs Someone Like Me

Please Mr. President, no “unobjectionable” appointment. Take a man or woman — lesbian, gay, or otherwise — who stands for something as our next Supreme Court Justice.

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Abort the Executive Order

In the end, passing the healthcare bill was about nothing but abortion and abortion-related deals that will make life all that much harder for women of modest resources facing the (constitutionally-protected) decision to terminate a pregnancy.

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Wreckonciliation

To coin a cliche on International Women’s Day, I have to ask: Where’s the beef?  American women are being told that our most fundamental right–to control our reproductive destiny–should be of no consequence in health reform.

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Shades of Stokely Carmichael: Where Is the Female Leadership in the Health Reform Summit?

How many women leaders were invited to the health care summit? Girls, hold your breath. Grand total: four.  That’s right, four, one of whom is Nancy Pelosi. So, actually, three, count ‘em, three other women members of Congress (total membership: 535 people), including, count her, one, female U.S. Senator

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The Female Senators’ Last Stand: Fight to Win Health Reform, or a Massacre for Sure

The President’s version of a health reform bill is based on a flawed Senate bill that contains totally onerous and untenable conditions on American women.  It needs to be fixed, now.

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Memo to Dems: You’re Not My Heroes Anymore

The Democrats want Martha Coakley elected in Massachusetts today to get the 60th vote for a health care bill that presently renders American women unequal to the men around them. I can no longer support this.

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Is the Health Care Bill Boxer’s “Missouri Compromise?”

Boxer supported a Senate bill that endorses a return to pre-Roe days when women had to shop around the states in order to obtain a legal abortion. Is this bill her Missouri compromise?

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Ben Nelson is My New Hero: At Least He Has the Courage of His Convictions

What women legislators should have said: It’s time to start over with this so-called health care bill. We’re not buying your Hobson’s Choice and neither are the women of America. We know who we represent, and we’re here to fight for them.

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‘Menopausal Militia’ to Young Women: It’s Your Body!

Young women of America: Today’s fight is a defining battle for American women. Fail to understand this at your peril.

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