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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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Court Rules on Emergency Contraception or Long Reign of Un-Science, Un-Reason Is Over

The United States District Court ruled on the FDA’s emergency contraception decision – in favor of reason and science over ideology and politics.

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The Down and Dirty Politics of Sex

The focus of this Congress, along with the presidential administration, must be on creating down-to-earth reproductive health care policy, instead of being swayed by battles over who holds the higher moral ground.

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The Trench Warfare of the HHS Rules

The Bush administration and the anti-choice movement have declared trench warfare against the women of America. The HHS rule change is nothing short of overriding the wishes and expectations of the larger population to cater to the fanatical religious right.

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The Last Hurrah? Final Stage for HHS Abortion Rule

The HHS “midnight” rules that would allow health care providers and any employees of institutions that provide health care to “opt out” of participating in care, in any way, with which they do not agree is in its final stage of review, as of yesterday. It’s the last hurrah for the Bush administration.

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Goodbye to Ideological Stem Cell Agenda, Guidelines for President-Elect Obama

President-Elect Obama has an opportunity to cleanse the federal government of far too many ideological, non-scientifically based restrictions placed upon science by President Bush over the last eight years. One of these has to do with federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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Weekly Pulse: Pro-Choice Cabinet Picks Boon for Health At Home and Abroad

Each week, Lindsay Beyerstein brings us the best of progressive reporting on health care. This week, Lindsay examines Obama’s progressive, pro-choice cabinet picks, health care reform, a fun fact for your Thanksgiving meal and more!

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Bush Administration: We Can So Promulgate New HHS Regulations!

Is the Bush administration laying the administrative groundwork for promulgating the new HHS provider conscience regulations?

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Roundup: Final Draft of HHS Regs Dangerously Broad and Ambiguous

Final draft of HHS proposal is ambiguous and broad enough to allow doctors to refuse birth control; McCain unlikely to choose pro-choice running mate; Pastor who opposes abortion to deliver closing prayer at DNC; Telling back story behind the new Democratic abortion plank.

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Iowa Governor Opposes Plan to Define Birth Control as Abortion

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver last week voiced his displeasure with President George W. Bush’s proposed rule change that would redefine birth control as abortion.

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