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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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Pro-Life Action League Asks Why Won’t Pregnant Women with Breast Cancer “Sacrifice?”

New studies show that women who undergo cancer treatments during pregnancy may be more likely to see good outcomes for themselves and the fetus.  But anti-choice activists want to know why women won’t “sacrifice themselves” anyway.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What Are We Buying Into?

It’s natural to feel good about buying a product from a company that is contributing money to a good cause like breast cancer prevention. But what are we buying into? And is it part of the problem?

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Roundup: Bad Choices in Anti-Choice Advertising

Note to advertising folk…always double check your opponent’s name.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Plague Canada, Too

Crisis pregnancy centers are an especially reprehensible tool of the pro-life movement, and an investigative piece in the Toronto Star reminds us why.

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WellPoint Responds To Criticism on Rescissions

Insurance giant Wellpoint responded to charges levied last week by a Reuters article that the insurance giant was discriminating against breast cancer patients.

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What Do Disney, Trader Joe’s and Planned Parenthood Share?

If one out of four Orange County residents use Planned Parenthood because they trust the health center provides excellent care, why did anti-choice lawmakers vote to strip funding from this same center just months ago?

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Chris Smith Prays for Obama. I Am Praying for Smith.

Chris Smith is obsessed with abortion, and with thwarting women’s rights. Smith, whose top campaign contributor is Right to Life’s PAC, has made it his mission to make both contraception and safe abortion inaccessible here and abroad.

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Pseudo-science and Pseudo-sympathy in the Abortion and Breast Cancer Debate

Anti-choicers use pseudo-science and pseudo-sympathy to perpetuate misinformation about the risks of abortion, and the unproven links to breast cancer. Why? Because they “care” about women.

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