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Surprised Barbara Bush Now Says She’s Pro-Choice? Don’t Be. She Always Was.

Surprised to hear that Barbara Bush is now pro-choice?  Don’t be.  She always was. And so was her husband.

 

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An Evangelical “Christian’s” Nighttime Prayer

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HHS Rule May Be Subject to Obama’s Halt on Bush Regulations

The Legislative Advocate for California NOW claims that a contact at the Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the HHS provider conscience regulation will be frozen along with Bush’s other midnight regulations.

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow and Melissa Harris-Lacewell Discuss Impending Lame-Duck HHS Regulation

Last night Rachel Maddow spoke with Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the Bush Administration’s impending HHS regulation that will vastly expand the right for all healthcare workers to refuse to provide service on the basis of conscience.

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Roundup: Bishops Plan to Confront Obama, Annual UNFPA Population Report Released

Catholic bishops vow to forcefully confront Obama on abortion; UNFPA calls for cultural sensitivity to achieve gender equality and establish reproductive rights; Uruguayan Senate votes to decriminalize abortion; Bush administration puts successful California family planning program at risk.

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Roundup: Older Children Abandoned Under Law for Babies

In Nebraska older children abandoned under law for babies; Palin and Biden agree on gay rights at debate; McCain administration would be a setback for women; Bush puts popular California family planning program at risk; Complaints filed against Bloomberg for pregnancy bias; EU to offer 18 weeks of maternity leave; and more.

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Review Finds No Evidence to Support Funding of Abstinence-Only Programs

A recently released review of abstinence-only programs confirms that they do not help teens delay initiation of sex, and there is no scientific evidence to warrant their widespread use.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Fight Proposed HHS Regs

Minnesota lawmakers overwhelmingly passed legislation last year to ensure the availability of emergency contraception to rape survivors. Under new proposed regulations, those women could be denied appropriate treatment.

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Roundup: Anti-contraception Proposal Strikes a Nerve

Bush’s proposed anti-contraception regulations have struck a nerve with Americans; Study underscores importance of checking HIV drug treatment combinations; Study links high soy consumption to low sperm count.

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Roundup: Americans Strongly Oppose Bush HHS Proposal

89% of more than 100,000 Americans surveyed in an informal online poll oppose Bush’s proposed anti-contraception regulations, How to fix sex-ed in the US, Finally repealing the HIV immigration ban will require action from HHS.

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