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Caveat Emptor: Roe v. Wade at 36

A new, shiny packaged document promoting “common ground” between the pro- and anti-choice movements is missing something critical: abortion. It’s an important concept to discuss on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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On The Betrayal of King’s Legacy and Culture Wars, A Reverend Speaks Out

Unlike the recent document claiming reconciliation between evangelicals and progressives the only way democracy has ever been expanded in the US, according to the Rev. Sekou, is by the defeat of conservative evangelical positions.

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Roundup: Abortion and Social Justice; World Meeting of Families in Mexico City

World Meeting of Families underway in Mexico City; breaking the “abortion stalemate”; CDC director Dr. Julie Gerberding to resign; Texas anti-choice group to push sonogram requirement on women seeking abortion; Doug Kmiec reflects on right-wing blogosphere.

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Prevention First Introduced in the Senate

The first day of the 111th Congressional session saw the introduction in the Senate of the Prevention First Act, a bill that would dramatically increase access to family planning services just as America’s families find themselves on ever more precarious financial footing.

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Can Common Ground Prevail?

When it comes to the abortion conflict in the U.S. a fascinating new consensus is emerging: the need for common ground. And while the common ground movement has yet to formalize there are signs of its potency, to be sure.

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Roundup: Obama Staff Gear Up to Rescind HHS Conscience Expansion; Where Is the “Common Ground”?

Obama staff already reviewing HHS conscience clause expansion; what does “common ground” really mean?; reproductive health care for homeless women.

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Unearthing Common Ground

It’s not about reducing abortion. The advocates for a new common ground correctly note the correlation between poverty and abortion rates. But they fail to mention how poverty first contributes to unintended pregnancies.

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Roundup: Common Ground, Michelle Obama and the Mommy Stamp, Television & Teen Sex

What do anti-choice leaders actually mean by “finding common ground” on prevention abortion? What kind of First Lady will Michelle Obama be? Does television cause teen sex?

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Roundup: Medical Students Decide Whether to Become Abortion Provider; RH Groups Set Priorities

Washington Post examines abortion provider training; EMILY’s List staffer to be White House communications director; Reuters examines priorities of reproductive health groups; Raleigh News-Observers editorializes in favor of “common ground” approaches on abortion.

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