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Standing with Planned Parenthood Without Apologizing for Abortion

We must stand with Planned Parenthood. But let’s not do so in a way that denies the extreme importance of all the services they provide. As advocates for reproductive justice, the last thing we can afford to do is allow ourselves to become complicit in the stigmatization of abortion.

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Susan G. Komen: Can You Trust a Breast Cancer Organization Whose Staff and Board Members Lie About Breast Cancer?

Can you trust a breast cancer organization whose staff and board lie about medical science, including breast cancer?

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In True Anti-Choice Coward Fashion, Komen Now Says Its Decision Was “For the Sake of Women”

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Now in its “spin-cycle,” Komen for the Cure is trying to justify its actions defunding critical breast cancer screening for the poor with a serious case of “pink-washing.” Their rationale? They care about women. So they lie to them and deny them services.

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The Cancerous Politics and Ideology of the Susan G. Komen Foundation

This week it became clear there are things more important to the Susan G. Komen Foundation–the fundraising giant that each year during breast cancer awareness month virtually swathes the United States in pink, a la Christo–than ensuring women are able to access exams for early detection of breast cancer.  In a word: Politics.

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Promise Me No Harmful Chemicals: Breast Cancer Group Calls for Greater Accountability in Fundraising

How would you react if you learned that a prominent women’s health organization commissioned a perfume that contains chemicals with demonstrated negative health effects?

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IOM Recommends Full Coverage of Contraceptives, Other Reproductive Health Care Under Health Reform

In a new–and much-anticipated–report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health reform guidelines for preventive care to be developed by the HHS include no-copay for contraception and a wide range of preventive services.

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The Mask of Concern Slips from the Anti-Choicers Face

Anti-choice activists have an interest in appearing to care about women, but recent events demonstrate that it’s increasingly hard to keep up the facade.  

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Snipping Pink Sentimentality: Persisting on the Whys of Breast Cancer

If there is evidence that something is bad for human health, Breast Cancer Action believes, quite simply, that it should not be used.

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The Anti-Choice Movement: “Not Intended to Be Factual”

Little did Senator Jon Kyl’s office realized that when they said his lies about Planned Parenthood on the floor of the Senate were “not intended as factual statements,” they were describing the entire basis of the anti-choice movement.

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Dear Mr. Beck: We Are All Hookers

Dear Mr. Beck: I understand it is your contention that “only hookers go to Planned Parenthood.” There must be a lot of hookers out here.  I am one of them.

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