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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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(UPDATED) The Budget Stalemate and the Major Media Fail on Riders

As the uncertainty of the very real-life drama about the budget stalemate and threatened shutdown of the federal government drags on, there is one thing you can count on. Every single major media outlet has gotten the story about riders wrong.

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Morning Roundup: Arizona Moves Forward on Race/Sex Selection Abortion Ban

The AZ House approves a ban on abortions based on race or sex, dismantling Title X and defunding Planned Parenthood may decrease the survivability of cancer, male birth control technology, and working mothers are also making their kids chubby?

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As They Seek to Ban Abortion, GOP Also Moves to Eliminate Title X Family Planning Program

As members of the anti-choice Republican and Tea Party House majority debated allowing women to die to salve the consciences of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and using the tax code to virtually eliminate insurance coverage for abortion in the United States, they also took another brazen step by moving to dismantle Title X, the nation’s family planning program.

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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

It’s Veterans Day so I’m reminding myself (and others who need it) that our female vets are in need of gender specific health care upon returning home from combat; Sarah Palin and the Tea Party want less government – unless it has to do with abortion restrictions; a drug manufacturer of breast cancer treatment drugs adds cancer-causing agents to its drugs; and anorexic women face more unplanned pregnancies than do women who don’t suffer from the disorder.

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Weekly Pulse: Palin Revives Death Panels and Boobs Against Breast Cancer

Sarah Palin is back on her death panel kick, just in time for Halloween, plus commentary on dubious breast cancer “awareness” campaigns and anti-gay bullying.

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