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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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Birth Control Relief for Low-Income, College Women

The 2009 omnibus appropriations bill has a little-noticed provision will restore access to affordable birth control for nearly four million college students and low-income women.

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Women, Get Pregnant: Your Country Needs More Workers

The economic argument against contraception assumes an unnerving disregard for humanity.

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The Wrong Recipe for Ending The Culture Wars? A Response to Saletan

In today’s New York Times, William Saletan offers a misguided prescription for ending the “culture” wars and perpetuates the myths of “moral” versus “practical.”

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