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Be the Change You Seek

I’ve been signing my emails with the "Be the change you
seek" paraphrase of Mahatma Gandhi for many years. It is an every day reminder
that change starts within. The challenge with change is you don’t always know
where you’re going, or what exactly within you is changing, until you get
there. But you take the first step, sometimes a leap, following where your
heart leads when opportunity knocks, and change reveals itself.

I’m thankful I answered the knock as my heart led me to RH
Reality Check almost four years ago.

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Urgent Appeal: More Important than Stupak

The Vatican is at it again, but now it’s searching for life on other planets. Can progressives lead while the Vatican researches?

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Death, the GOP, and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Why is it that in life’s most personal and private moments – sexuality, conception, birth and the dying process, the party that says it governs least always governs most?

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RH Reality Check: Welcome to Common Ground

Why is RH Reality Check, a site founded and dedicated to promoting progressive ideas about the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health, engaging this discussion about common ground?

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Far-Right Reveal Extremism Surfaces (Again) in Abortion Battle on Sebelius

In the Sebelius nomination fight, Americans can see the far-right and their manipulative abortion politics for what they really are — distractions.

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Obama Invites Openly Gay Bishop to Pray at Inaugural Event

I’ll see your Pastor Rick Warren and raise you a Bishop Gene Robinson. The high-stakes symbolism of the Obama Inauguration.

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HIV Activists/Gay Men Sentenced in Senegal: The Other Side of Rick Warren’s “Humanitarian Issue”

The distance between Pastor Rick Warren and the sentencing of nine gay HIV activists in Senegal can be measured in inches, not miles. This is a real humanitarian issue Pastor Warren, not a fight to protect the privilege of heterosexual marriage.

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Change is NOT Coming to the Pro-Life Movement: Worn Out Rhetoric Greets Obama Appointments

Calendars everywhere read 2009, but in the “pro-life” movement it seems they are stuck in 2004.

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Virginity Pledges Fail Says Johns Hopkins Study

Shocking News! Yet another study finds that virginity pledges promoted by abstinence-only programs don’t work. How much longer will strapped taxpayers be forced to shell out $1.5 billion for programs that actually endanger teen health?

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Rocks and Hard Places for Gay Christians this Christmas

During this Holy Season for every faith, many are up in arms over a prayer Rick Warren will offer, some planning to disrupt it, which will only cede the moral authority progressives now have.

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