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Report: Sex Workers Face Widespread Abuses of Civil and Human Rights

A recent report on the sex trade illustrates how stigmatization and criminalization of sex workers in the United States result in widespread abuses of civil and human rights.

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Anti-Choice “Freedom Rides” Seek to Curtail Freedom

A legacy of the Civil Rights movement is the struggle for rights and access without fear of violence.  But those who oppose abortion rights are not fighting for anything; rather they are fighting against women’s freedom.

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New Poll Shows Rising Support for Civil Unions

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows a rise in support for civil unions nationwide.

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Catholics, Evangelicals Pledge to Ignore Gay Rights and Abortion Laws

Human rights advocates stated that a pledge signed last Friday by religious leaders that they won’t abide by laws supporting gay marriage or abortion “perpetuates the fallacy that equality and religious liberty are incompatible and that civil rights are another burden on religious people.”

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(VIDEO) Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

My employer, Belmont Abbey College, removed birth control coverage from our health plan. This is a gender discrimination, not a religious issue. Men’s health is covered but not women’s.

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“Mad Men” Salon: America’s Struggle with Race, Shaken Not Stirred

Mad Men presents an exploration of race, class, and gender in the not-so-distant past that challenges the notion that all was well back in the day and keeps this fan coming back for more.

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Since When Are TERRORISTS allowed to give Press Interviews?

Why is the man who murdered Dr. Tiller being allowed to give interviews from jail?

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Our First Area of Agreement: Nonviolence

The rhetoric of violence, in the wake of Dr. Tiller’s murder, must be examined and called out. Labels used by groups on both sides of the abortion debate contribute to a culture of violence by dehumanizing and demonizing those who disagree.

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Ross Douthat’s Abortion Solution: Don’t Let Women Have Abortions

Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.

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Michigan’s HIV Disclosure Law: Overly Broad and Open to Abuse

Michigan’s law criminalizing HIV transmission can be used vindictively against populations already stigmatized, say legal experts.

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