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Jill Stanek Doesn’t Want to Prevent Abortions

Steven Waldman proposes the following hypothetical situation: more premarital sex and fewer abortions. Would pro-lifers accept this trade-off?

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The Persistent Petitioner

We all have our own convictions when it comes to the topic of abortion. And in a rush to declare our alliances and opinions to those we deem a threat, it seems we stop listening.

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What Does “Abortion Reduction” Really Mean?

A disturbing implication of “abortion reduction” is that our society should more closely monitor women who want abortions and the reasons they want abortions.

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My Common Ground Fantasy

My common ground fantasy involves both pro-life and pro-choice leaders taking certain premises of each other’s movements more seriously in order to break the conceptual logjam we’ve created.

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Common Ground? The Evidence, Please

Can we truly say we have found common ground on family planning when all we have done is found a few people who disagree with us on reproductive rights as human rights are able to support a bill that provides family planning funding?

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The Abortion Reduction Agenda: What Smells?

To use abortion rates as a valid indicator of success at preventing unintended pregnancy, we must first ensure the accessibility of abortion.

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Oz and the Tin Man

The value of our work is not solely about reducing abortions, or even unintended pregnancies. It is about creating a sense of ownership among women and men about their own body and their relationships with others.

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Conservative Evangelicals + White House = Confusing Abortion Meeting

The White House is setting up a meeting with evangelicals to discuss “abortion reduction”. Right Wing Watch raises an interesting question about this: why?!

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Where Did the Abortion Reduction Agenda Come From?

“Abortion reduction,” one of the signature anti-choice tactics of the 1990s, has now migrated into the Democratic Party under the guise of offering “common ground.”

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Faith-Based Initiatives Office to “Address” Teen Pregnancy? Let’s Reduce It

If President Obama’s Office for Faith-Based Partnerships wants to address teen pregnancy and abortion, his next 10 appointments to the council should include experts on women’s health and reproductive health care.

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