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Kelly and Barber Face Off In Arizona Special Election To Replace Giffords

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The race to replace Democratic Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords may act as much as a bellweather of the 2012 election as the Wisconsin recall did — for better or for worse.

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Not All “20-Week” Bans Are Created Equal: A Closer Look at How Abortion Bans Diverge from Medical Protocol and Put Women at Risk

There is a lot of confusion about 20-week abortion bans, and for good reason. Not only do they pick arbitrary dates based on medically-disproven claims of “fetal pain,” at least one is so mixed up it shows that “fetal pain” is not even the basis of the ban.

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Anti-Choice Medical Malpractice Shields Threaten to Permanently Alter Medical Care for Women

Among the new restrictions appearing in anti-choice bills nationwide, it is the medical malpractice liability shields that have the potential to alter, perhaps permanently, women’s relationship with the civil justice system and their status as patients.

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Arizona Lawmakers Trying To Legislate Pregnancy Two Weeks Prior To Conception

Smuggled into an already-odious bill banning abortions at 20 weeks in Arizona is a provision requiring that “pregnancy” be counted from the first day of a woman’s menstrual period, making “pregnancy” begin legally two weeks before conception.

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It Is Time to Chase the Monsters from Our Bedrooms for Once and for All

Last night I had a nightmare and awoke to a realization.  The time has come for us to band together to chase the monsters from our nation’s bedrooms for once and for all.

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Fetal Pain “Like Making Telephone Call On A Landline When There’s No Telephone Poles Yet”

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One doctor breaks down the myth of “fetal pain” in easy-to-understand terms.

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McCain Says GOP Hostile to Women? What Tipped Him Off?

If McCain wants to decry GOP efforts attacking women, maybe he should check his home state first.

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Arizona “Don’t Say Abortion!” Bill Will Force Schools To Talk Up Adoption to Teens

The state legislature argues that if teachers even mention abortion, that is supporting it with taxpayer dollars.

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Forget Employers Refusing to Cover Contraception. Arizona Bill Would Allow Them to Fire You For Using It

You know that fight over birth control coverage in your insurance plan?  It’s the least of your worries, if you live in Arizona. A bill would allow employers to interrogate their female employees about their sexual practices and fire them for using contraception.

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Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Doctors Lie To Women Without Consequence If It Prevents Abortion

Much like a similar law passed in Oklahoma, the Arizona version would completely destroy any faith in the doctor-patient relationship.

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