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Bridging the Language Gap on Rights, Literally and Figuratively

Rights advocates can forget that there is an entire world of potential allies out there we may be missing because we are not effectively communicating with them.

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Why The Stupak Amendment Is A Monumental Setback

The Stupak Amendment potentially goes farther than any other federal law to restrict women’s access to abortion. The claim that it only bars federal funding for abortions is simply false.

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The IUD Debate: Experienced Providers Weigh In

Conflicting messages on IUDs abound. How do you know who’s right, and why are so many people telling you different things? Providers at Planned Parenthood of New York City, who regularly do IUD insertions, weigh in.

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House Committee Passes Capps Amendment, Protects Abortion Coverage in Private Plans

In its ongoing markup tonight of the Affordable Health Choices Act, the House Energy and Commerce Committee just passed–by a vote of 30 to 28–an amendment offered by Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) that would protect the ability of private insurance plans to provide coverage for abortion care, whether or not other aspects of the plan receive government subsidies.

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DC Abortion Ban Lifted by the House of Representatives; Effort Moves to Senate

Tonight, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, that included a provision for lifting the ban on Washington, D.C.’s use of local funds to pay for abortion services for low-income women.

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Democrats, Religion, Common Ground: A Response to Korzen

In a recent article, Chris Korzen criticizes those wary of his and others’ roles in “common ground” efforts and claims the Democrats had abandoned Catholics. But good facts are critical to good ethics and Korzen fails to provide evidence for his claims.

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Waldman: Still Not Getting It…

Once again, Waldman twists arguments, avoids stating his own goals, and refers to common ground as “your team versus mine.” Steve: It’s not a competition or a team sport. It’s not about whether you win. It is about real people’s lives, their health and their rights.

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Catholics for Choice Protests Appointment of Anti-choice Advocate to Senior Position at HHS

Catholics for Choice criticizes the appointment of anti-choice Catholic advocate and former ED of Catholics for the Common Good Alexia Kelley to key HHS position.

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New Law Legalizes Abortion in Australia

Last month, new legislation in Australia’s southeastern State of Victoria decriminalized abortion up to 24 weeks. The legislation presents a good model that should be replicated not only in other Australian states but globally.

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Blunt (Task) Force Wants Ballot to Outlaw Abortion

Governor Blunt of Missouri is called out for his anti-choice task force in the face of a new ballot initiative in his state that seeks to criminalize abortion and health care providers.

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