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Creating a Haven: Organization Provides Shelter for Women Seeking Abortion Care

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Karen Duda signed petitions, went to rallies and participated in traditional pro-choice activism. But, she said, “I wanted to do more.” She found the “more” in Haven in New York City six years ago, and now serves as its coordinator. It is, says Duda, “a way to have an immediate impact on women’s lives.”

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Afternoon Roundup: Anti-Choice Bullies; ACLU Sues Federal Government for Rape Records; Protesting an HIV PSA in NYC

Wisconsin anti-choice advocates bullying of an entire city – from medical doctors to hospital administrators to women seeking care – results in a hospital’s decision not to provide abortions; Gay and Lesbian advocacy groups protest a NYC public service announcement on HIV prevention; the ACLU files a lawsuit against the government to gain access to records on rape in the military.

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Louisiana Clinic Shut-Down Bill Signed

Abortion clinics can now legally be shut down at the discretion of one man – the Health Secretary in Louisiana.

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Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

This week’s health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes:  Prostate health is girly, abstinence-only education works through  failure, “principled” libertarian Rand Paul would protect all-white  lunch counters but ban private abortion clinics, and more

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Stupak Opposed FACE Act Sanctions on Anti-choice Terrorists

Bart Stupak, now complaining about threats and harassment for his position on health reform, voted against the landmark 1994 Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) that protects providers against harassment.

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Clinic Defense Over Roe

I am a clinic escort in Washington DC for WACDTF. While
I have been escorting with this organization for five years, every weekend has its own stories.

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Abortion as a consequence of lack of contraceptive education

Since abstinence is all that young adolescents and adults are sometimes exposed to, they lack the education that prepares them against the adverse effects of sexual intercourse, including STD’s and unintended pregnancy.

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Trusting Women

When women who regret their abortions take to the streets…

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The Feminist Blame Game

If the previous generation wants to talk to young feminists, they should stop assuming that we are all members of the “Pole-dancing, walking around half-naked, posting drunk photos on Facebook, and blogging about [our] sex lives” sector, and realize that we’re still working — we’re just doing different things.

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Say It Aint So, Joe! Will Scarborough “Savage” McCain’s Ties to Terrorists?

Joe Scarborough has a good point about being able to criticize Obama without charges of racism. He also has the opportunity to prove his point right now.

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