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You Can’t Have it Both Ways: The Interpretation of Catholic Health Policy and the Consequences for Pregnant Women

(Reuters via Lawyer Herald)

As a committee of the Irish Parliament considers proposals to offer limited legal abortion in Ireland, this paper explores how these issues came together around Savita Halappanavar’s death, the interpretation of Catholic health policy and the consequences for pregnant women.

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How Anti-Choice Is Paul Ryan? Check the Record

Rep. Paul Ryan

For well over a week, both sides have been parsing Ryan’s abortion stance. Why is a man so openly anti-choice so unwilling to admit his actual positions?

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Q and A With Governor Jennifer Granholm: “It’s Time for Women to Lead”

RH Reality Check conducted a Q & A with former Michigan Governor and host of Current TV’s ‘The War Room’ Jennifer Granholm on how Republicans want to treat women like children and why women should be leading this country.

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Global Roundup: Catholic Church Opposes Women’s Health Care in the Philippines; Have Anti-Choice Extremists Invaded Britain?

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Weekly global roundup: Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bill could finally pass; Saudi Arabia makes moves to let women play in the Olympics; first national abortion study in Rwanda released; anti-choice zealots in the UK get a bit louder.

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Rounding Up The Pro-Choice Troops: When We Started Fighting Back

In 1989, the historic bifurcation between abortion providers and political activists had finally begun to dissolve, and a powerful new alliance was beginning to form. Providers were now at the forefront of the abortion rights struggle, and patients themselves, in the midst of the most personal and intimate of decisions and life events, were thrust into a vortex of politics and passion. This is one story from that time.

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The Obama Administration Must Ensure That Hospitals Provide Emergency Abortion Care

A hospital in Phoenix has been stripped of its status as an official Catholic hospital after providing a life-saving abortion to a woman this year. 

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Repro Rights Roundup: Afternoon-Style

Will Congress be voting for fair pay? Will women soon have access to certified professional midwives in Illinois? And are women in the U.S. really getting the message that we’re at risk of contracting HIV?

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The Politics of Birth Control

Pop Quiz: Match the country with its government’s birth control news:

1) In Country A, the president pledges to provide birth control to poor couples who want it.

2) In Country B, the legislature hedges on making any commitments to providing low-cost birth control to women who want it, in the face of loud opposition from Catholic Bishops.

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Roundup: Misinformed, Misunderstood and Misled – Why We Need Sex Education

A new study in Australia shows women don’t understand the morning after pill.  But the biggest problem is a lack of understanding in their own reproductive health.

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Roundup: Anti-Choice Bemoan ella Approval, Demand Useless Pregnancy Tests

A blatocyst is an embryo!  A pregnacy test is effective at 4 days except that no test is!  No wonder the anti-choice movement seems so confused.

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