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Rethinking Immigration: Moms Will Do Whatever it Takes to Protect Their Kids

Congress needs to understand something important as it works to pass a new immigration law: Neither a border nor even the threat of detention can keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

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President Obama: Women Stood for You. Stand With Us and Remove Abortion Restrictions From Your Budget

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We put President Obama into office. Now my generation must hold Obama accountable to his commitments, including urging him to submit a budget to Congress without unfair restrictions on coverage for abortion care. Obama Administration, take note that women will be watching to see if you live up to your commitments to women’s health care.

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While Country Celebrates Patriotism, Joe Walsh Says Duckworth Isn’t a Hero

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Most people spend the Fourth celebrating the America and the people who have made the country great.  Congressman Walsh spent his brushing off blowback from calling his rival and former veteran “not a true hero.”

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Snowe Chides Republicans on Politicization of Contraception, But Still Supports Scott Brown’s Re-Election

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The Maine Republican takes a jab at her party’s war on women.

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My Surprise Conversation with a Congresswoman

A lot of the discussion surrounding women’s health and reproductive rights can certainly be boiled down to trust…both the lack of trust and mistrust in women. Hearings like the one last week and bills like the one in Virginia are symptomatic of a larger issue that Congresswoman DeLauro is noticing.

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Boehner: We Are Working to “Restore the Damage of Roe V. Wade”

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House Republicans come out in support of anti-choice activists during the “March For Life.”

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The “Protect Life Act:” Will There Be a Price to Be Paid?

To me, the most interesting question posed by the brazen contempt for women contained in H.R.358, is whether the antiabortion movement has finally gone too far.

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How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.

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Roundup: Welcome to the Culture War

As if we didn’t have enough foreign wars, it looks like a cultural war over abortion is ready to ignite in 2011.

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Defense Bill Block Slashes Abortion Access, Gay Rights And Immigrant Rights

Republicans block a vote on the Defense Authorization Bill and refuse to allow consideration of the rights of servicewomen seeking abortion care – with their own funds; the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gay military members the right to live openly and freely while serving this country; and the DREAM Act which allows young immigrants a pathway towards citizenship by going to college or joining the American military.

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