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This Election Year, Where Are the Real Conversations About Violence Against Women?

Rape, and other forms of violence and abuse such as birth control sabotage or pregnancy coercion, are acts that seek to strip power from women and inhibit their decisionmaking. This election-year, where are the real conversations about violence against women, not just idiotic statements about rape?  

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How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five years later I have lost the last shred of faith I had in that movement. This is my story.

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A Comstock Speaks: Why I Support Planned Parenthood

I support Planned Parenthood for the same reasons millions of other people do, but I have another, more unique, reason for supporting Planned Parenthood. I have a remote connection to its origin: Anthony Comstock was a distant relative of mine.

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Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Plans to Introduce Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

VA delegate Bob Marshall. Photo: Politico.

Oh, Bob Marshall, way to get back in the headlines.

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Owners of Chicago Bears Gin Up Fear About Access to Contraception as a Religious Freedom Issue

The owners of the Chicago Bears fear that requiring the football team to furnish its employees contraception tramples upon their religious freedom. And they even have a song about it.

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Using “Religious Liberty” to Hide Religious Overreach

We have been hearing plenty about “religious liberty” lately. Now let’s see who’s using the term “religious liberty” in a novel way, trying to conceal a campaign of religious overreach.

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Crazy About Contraception (One Way or Another)

When it comes to contraception, the United States could be viewed as the land of lunacy. The facts and figures from that country demonstrate the power of contraception to change a society.

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World Contraception Day: Myths, Rumors, and Rubbish

More than 20 different methods of long-acting and short-acting hormonal and barrier contraception are now available, many of which are 99-percent-plus effective. But strange superstitions live on.

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New Law Will Make Birth Control Easier to Access in California

Governor Jerry Brown. Photo: IndyBay.org.

The governor signs a bill into law that lets more medical professionals dispense birth control.

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The Fundamentalist Campaign Against Science and Proper Health Care: Time to “Shut that Whole Thing Down”

When it comes to flat earth gone to Congress, it really is time "to shut that whole thing down."

Religious opponents of birth control access and safe abortion have seemingly unlimited capacity to overlook the evidence.

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