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Shotgun Adoption

The National Abortion Federation estimates that as many as 4,000 CPCs operate in the United States, often using deceptive tactics like posing as abortion providers and showing women graphic antiabortion films. While there is growing awareness of how CPCs hinder abortion access, the centers have a broader agenda that is less well known: they seek not only to induce women to “choose life” but to choose adoption, either by offering adoption services themselves, as in Bethany’s case, or by referring women to Christian adoption agencies. Far more than other adoption agencies, conservative Christian agencies demonstrate a pattern and history of coercing women to relinquish their children.

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Benefits to Women of “Egg-As-Person” Laws? Hmmmm…We Didn’t Think Of That!

Courtesy of our friends in the feminist blogger/journalist communities in Colorado and throughout the U.S., here are some potential benefits and some additional negative implications of recognizing zygotes, or fertilized eggs, as persons.

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PSLweb: Gay Man Assaulted While Acting as Clinic Escort, Protecting Women’s Rights

Charles Wright, a 50-year-old gay man and former vice-president of Cleveland’s National Organization for Women, was assaulted by protestors outside a clinic at which he serves as an escort for women seeking services.

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Obama and the Pope: Symbolism, Not Substance

Pope Benedict recently claimed that the church does not "interfere in any way in the politics of States."  However, recent evidence suggests that the pope’s claims that church does not "interfere…in the politics of States" are more than a little disingenuous.

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Free Condoms for Internal Migrants in China, But Continued Neglect of Reproductive Rights

The Chinese Government has decided to distribute free contraceptives to
the migrant population, a group previously denied access to the free condoms
distribution system.

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Spain’s Socialist Government Approves EC Without Prescription

Regardless of age or
province of residence, all Spanish women will have access to emergency
contraception pill without a prescription. It will be in pharmacies by
August.

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Family Planning Funding: A Win-Win for Women and for Taxpayers

In terms of benefits to recipients and tax payers, few social programs compare to public funding for birth control. It’s a rare win-win in the realm of public policy and state spending.

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Colorado House Passes Birth Control Bill

The Birth Control Protection Act, crafted to thwart future legal challenges to contraception, passed the Colorado House Monday.

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Time to Give a Neglected Contraceptive a Little More Love

Until preventative health care is a reality for everyone in this country, clinic doctors and nurses should view an EC visit as an opportunity for sensitive outreach.

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It All Starts With Contraceptive Security

All proposals to advance women, to empower women economically, socially, legally, will be highly ineffectual unless each and every woman is able to choose whether and when to have children.

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