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The HR3 Ten: Jerry Costello Loves Fetuses, Hates Women

Meet Jerry Costello. He loves fetuses! More than women, apparently, since he’s a cosponsor of both the formerly-rape-redefining H.R. 3 and the currently let-women-die H.R. 358.

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Anti-Choice Forces Adopt In-Your-Face Tactics and the Danger to Women is Real

In Wichita, threats have resulted in a doctor agreeing not to provide abortion care. But the proper response is to stop the extremist behavior creating the terror, not try to shut down a doctor seeking to provide legal medical care.

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Meet the HR3 Ten: Daniel Lipinski, Daddy’s Boy

Meet Daniel Lipinski!  He represents the 3rd Congressional district in Illinois, and has since 2005. He was preceded in that seat by…Bill Lipinski. Yes, that’s his dad. Yay, nepotism!

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Nepal Advances As U.S. Backslides on Women’s Rights

For centuries Nepal banned abortion under any circumstance. Women were imprisoned and many more died in the process. Now the highest legal authority in the country has explicitly recognized a woman as the master of her own body.

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It’s Not About Who Pays. It’s About Respect

Clergy and people of faith are speaking up in a new campaign about the outrageous “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” It’s deceptive and reveals a profound lack of respect for the sacredness of women’s lives.

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I Was a “Prolife” Republican… Until I Fell in Love

What saddens me now are women who want to make abortion either completely inaccessible or outlaw it altogether. Because I truly believe that most women, anti-choice or otherwise, are glad, in their hearts, to have a choice.

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What Do You Mean It’s Not Rape?

A New Jersey writer speaks out for the first time about her own rape and her reaction to Congressman Chris Smith’s bill which, she argues, is designed to demolish long-established American freedoms and to undermine the health and rights of poor and middle class women.

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South Dakota Seeks to Force Women into Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Anti-choice South Dakota legislators have introduced a bill that would force women considering abortion to go to crisis pregnancy centers.

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Racist Anti-Choice Billboards Are Back

If the most dangerous place for a black baby is in a black woman’s womb, then how safe are black children in a black woman’s care?

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How to Celebrate 38 Years of Roe v Wade (or Women Are People, Too)

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Roe vs Wade becoming law of land.  And it is still being debated as if the Supreme Court had not ruled and as if it were still up to states and the US legislatures to take away a woman’s basic right to own her body. 

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