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At Personhood Conference, Anti-Choice Movement Struggles for Direction

Attendees at Friday’s anti-choice Personhood Conference were looking for direction — and may find it in Kristi Burton, pioneer of Colorado’s failed personhood amendment.

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Roundup: He Will Repeal the Global Gag Rule, Right?

President Obama is still going to repeal the global gag rule, right?; More on Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand’s record; anti-choice members of Congress speak on Roe anniversary; “thousands” gather at March for Life; abortion can be a moral choice; anti-choice movement down but not out.

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SUV Smashes into Minnesota Planned Parenthood

On President Obama’s second day in office, and on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an SUV has smashed into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only Planned Parenthood clinic in the state that offers abortions.

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Roundup: New Political Landscape for Pro-Choice Advocates; March for Life in DC

Celebrating the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade; it’s Blog for Choice Day!; March for Life features women regretting their abortions; Caroline Kennedy withdraws her Senate candidacy; provider conscience regulation not suspended by the White House; political landscape around abortion reshaped; early priorities for reproductive health groups.

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Roundup: Early Action on Reproductive Health Expected for New Administration

Global gag rule, conscience rule, ban on stem cell funding on the chopping block in new administration’s first days; PEPFAR: good on access to treatment, failure on prevention; George W. Bush the “most pro-life President ever”?

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“Jailhouse Journal” of an Abortion Provider

What motivates an abortion provider? What brings an individual to this important – and regretfully still controversial – practice of medicine? The answers are as varied as the brave doctors who do the work of helping women.

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Donuts on Demand!

Free donuts on inauguration day? Those must be pro-abortion donuts, says the American Life League.

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Yes They Can’t: Right Wing Fundamentalists Taste Change

Some in the anti-choice establishment have cautiously stuck a toe onto the common ground that Obama has suggested is findable. The Old Guard, by contrast, is inspired in another way.

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Roundup: Republican Party Should Keep Supporting Human Life Amendment, Says Bush; Wonkette on Teen Birth Rate

Family planning services for low-income women on the chopping block in Washington state; Republicans should continue to support Human Life Amendment, says Bush; Arizona to allow anti-choice license plates; Christian Defense Coalition to protest at inauguration; some Asian immigrants use medical technology to ensure sons; Wonkette on teen birth rate.

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Roundup: Young Evangelicals Support Cizik; Texas Governor Supports Anti-Choice License Plates

Texas Governor supports anti-choice license plates; young evangelicals support Richard Cizik; Illinois Supreme Court will hear pharmacists wanting to refuse to provide emergency contraception; opposition to Warren evidence of a “homosexual desire to silence the church,” says Tony Perkins.

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