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Memo to the Administration: You Can’t Be Pro-Choice Unless You Support Equal Access

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America.

The Obama Administration continues to claim that it supports the right of a woman to make her own decision about whether and when to have a child. But it turns out that the Administration only stands firm when that woman has economic resources.

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War, Death and Mamas

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Like most six-year-olds, little bits of information about the world leave my son asking, “Why? And why not??” I didn’t want to answer: “why are people celebrating the fact that this man is dead?”

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Morning Roundup: Fetus Testifying on Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Pregnant woman in Ohio will get a vaginal ultrasound in front of House committee so her fetus can “testify,” Arizona wants to further regulate medical abortion and discourage charitable donations to organizations that mention abortion, and Obama proclaims the start of Women’s History Month.

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Another $1 Million Anti-Choice Campaign? Susan B. Anthony List Targets Key Dems

Despite being embroiled in a lawsuit in Ohio for false advertising, the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List continues using the false charge of “taxpayer-funded abortion” to attempt to sway millions of voters.

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What Ever Happened to Repealing the Bush Provider Conscience Clause?

President Obama has been in office for over a year, so why does President Bush’s last minute “provider conscience law” still exist?

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Politics, Paternalism, and Father Figures

The American media’s obsession with turning all of our politicians into psuedo father figures is making babies of all of us.

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Moving Beyond Bitter Words

The term "baby-killer" has become the verbal equivalent of that four-letter obscenity angry people blurt out when they can’t think of anything rational to say. It’s the brutal, desperate proclamation of an empty mind and a damaged heart.

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Putting the Option in Adoption

One of President Obama’s key common ground proposals focuses on making adoption more accessible. But what does that mean? And how do reproductive health and justice advocates work towards accomplishing the goal?

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Finding Common Ground

On Saturday, June 6th, anti-choice extremists across the country
gathered around doctors’ offices, health centers, pharmacies and public
spaces to protest something that most American women have used or will
use at some point in their life, and a majority of Americans strongly
support: birth control.

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What Happens in July?

While I appreciate the importance of President
Obama raising awareness by issuing a national proclamation making this month Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Pride Month, I can’t help but ask: what happens in July?

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