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Paying Drug-Addicted Women To Get Sterilized: Choice or Coercion?

Project Prevention pays low-income, drug-addicted women to get sterilized or use a long-term form of contraception. Is it coercion or simply “reproductive choice?”

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Global Surrogacy in India: Legal, Ethical and Human Rights Implications of a Growing “Industry”

Gestational surrogacy, the latest trend in reproductive tourism, a sub-industry of medical tourism, has increased exponentially over the last several years as Americans, Europeans and others seek out surrogacy services abroad.  But neither the legal nor the ethical implications of these arrangements has been well-considered.

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Pro-Woman Victory: Georgia Abortion Restriction Bill Defeated

Yesterday, SB 529, the so-called “OB/GYN Criminalization and Racial Discrimination Act,” died in the Rules Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives on the last day of Georgia’s legislative session.

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Consenting to Sex: Yes, No, Maybe?

“Age of consent” laws are ostensibly aimed at protecting young women. But do these laws make sense when what they tell young women is that they are incapable of watching their own backs?

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Another Busy Year: State Legislative Trends on Reproductive Health and Abortion in 2009

More than 900 measures on reproductive health and rights were introduced in the states and the District of Columbia in 2009, and by year’s end, 77 new laws had been enacted in 34 states and DC. (This is more than twice the 33 new laws enacted in 20 states in 2008.)

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Get Real! I’ve Had to Lie to Get Him to Stop Pressuring Me for Sex

One part of readiness for sexual partnership — and it’s a biggie — is being able to hear, accept and respect another person’s limits and boundaries, not just using someone else to get your rocks off.

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Demons in Adoption

The third Annual Demons in Adoption Awards is now open for voting. Pound Pup Legacy has a great list of nominees this year. From Scott and Karen Banks for their actions in American Samoa to Bethany Christian Services for their actions in continuing coercion in CPCs, it is all there. Pick your favorite demon.  My favorite is LDS Family Services.

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CPC’s & Adoption vs. Abortion

CPC’s are not just right wing or left wing. It crosses both sides of the fence. Adoption is not the panacea of abortion.

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Missouri Legislature: Coerced Pregnancy, Fine; Voluntary Abortion, No Way

A Missouri bill would make physicians criminals for helping women obtain an abortion “with knowledge” that the woman has been “coerced” and would prohibit the woman from consenting to an abortion as the “victim of a coerced abortion.”

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Is this Guy Serious? Steve Waldman Debates What Bristol Should Have Been Forced to Do

BeliefNet’s Steve Waldman provides the latest example of the constant assessment, reassessment and judgment ladeled out by male pontificators on women’s choices in regard to pregnancy, abortion, adoption, marriage and childbearing.

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