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The Elephant in the Room: Why is the Gunman Always Male?

In addition to gun policy reform, gender, and its entanglement with culture, economics, mental health and many other factors, requires serious attention.

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What’s Next In The Litigation Over The Obamacare Contraception Mandate?

photo courtesy of Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com via Flickr

As another federal court temporarily blocks the mandate from taking effect, what comes next in the fight for comprehensive reproductive health care coverage?

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Boulder Church Leaves Anti-Choice “Graveyard” and Fake Photos Up in Front of Polling Place

Photo: ABC7 News.

Yet another reason why churches and polling places don’t mix.

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Personhood Colorado Files Complaint Making Pointed Accusations Against Colorado Secretary of State

Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

“Unknown reasons?”  “Thwarted” attempts?  Maybe the Secretary of State really did kill off personhood himself?

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Personhood Colorado Files Lawsuit to Put Egg-as-Person Amendment On 2012 Ballot

Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Photo: Pennlive.com.

The movement to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs is demanding a chance to still get their amendment on the 2012 ballot.

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Erasing Criminal Convictions for Survivors of Trafficking: One Step in the Right Direction

Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.

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Colorado “Personhood” Amendment Officially Dead for Now

Photo: Sara's Kitchen.

Regardless of whether the advocacy group can recover enough discarded signatures to meet the threshold, the state had decided it is too late to proceed.

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Local Colorado TV News Stations Fact Check Ads Attacking Romney’s Anti-Choice Positions

Marshall Zelinger. The Denver Channel.com.

Local TV news stations in Colorado, a swing state, are fact checking many of the political ads inundating the airwaves. Two local stations in Denver were mostly right in their recent analyses of ads attacking Mitt Romney’s position on a women’s right to choose.

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Not Enough Eggs in This Basket! “Personhood” Colorado Falls Short of Number Needed For Colorado Ballot

Frey Vineyards/Frey Farm & Garden Blog.

The group turned in over 112,000 signatures, but too many could not be validated.

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Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

The real question that needs to be addressed is not whether rape can cause pregnancy. The question is: will measures that ban women who have been impregnated by rape from having abortions be enacted, enabling rapists, with state support, even greater power to deprive women of their dignity and personhood?

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