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Women, Listen to Your Mothers

Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.

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The Reaction To Stupak: What’s Really Pissing Me Off

“Irrational.” “Hypersensitive.” “Hysterical.” The tone of comments on Daily Kos around the abomination known as the Stupak-Pitts Amendment is: “Calm down, little lady. Get real. Be adults. Doncha know how politics really works?”

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Health Reform and Abortion

Health reform must be separated from the issue of abortion

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Facing Down Condescension and Lectures, Sotomayor Teaches Senators About Civics and More

Surrounded by senators dripping with condescension, Judge Sotomayor responded with respect, nuance and a solid grounding in the law – to the point where the hearings sometimes felt like a high school civics class.

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Sotomayor, Race and Gender: An Abortion Debate by Proxy

Charges that racism and sexism might influence Judge Sotomayor’s decision-making are a proxy for the far right’s concerns about her positions on choice, discrimination, and immigration rights.

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Ross Douthat’s Abortion Solution: Don’t Let Women Have Abortions

Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.

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From Kansas to Kenya: Ensuring Abortion Access for All Women

So what does the murder of a doctor in Kansas have to do with the deaths of women in Kenya? Everything. The reproductive rights and health of women everywhere must be safeguarded.

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The New Pro-Lifer

Alexia Kelley, co-founder of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and newly appointed Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Dept. of Health and Human Services believes a progressive agenda will produce pro-life results.

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The Empathy Code: Judging, Judgment, and the Next Supreme Court Justice

Pro-reproductive justice philosophy is grounded in empathy — the idea that we cannot judge another woman’s choice unless we’ve walked a mile in her shoes.

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Not My Problem: Abortion Confronts Obama, McCain

On abortion, Obama can be consistently pro-choice to woo both moderate swing voters and his base, while McCain will have to wear two faces.

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