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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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Just How Anti-Choice Is Republican Candidate Dino Rossi?

Is Washington State congressional candidate and former state senator, Dino Rossi, not anti-choice enough for his fellow GOP-ers?

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‘Menopausal Militia’ to Young Women: It’s Your Body!

Young women of America: Today’s fight is a defining battle for American women. Fail to understand this at your peril.

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Is Your Rep “Leaning” on Stupak/Pitts Amendment? Here’s a List of Those “Undecided” About Your Rights

The House will vote this morning on an amendment to the health reform bill that if passed will effectively ban private insurance plans from providing coverage for abortion care.

Where does your rep stand?

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Roundup: National Day of Action for Women’s Healthcare Reform, Anti-Abortion Dems Stall Reform?

Today is the National Day of Action for Women’s Health Care; Health care reform is stalled – are anti-choice Democrats to blame?; more news from around the web.

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Weekly Pulse: Angry Mobs Demand the Status Quo

The summer break will give healthcare reform’s opponents more time to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Disinformation is already running wild.

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Facing Down Condescension and Lectures, Sotomayor Teaches Senators About Civics and More

Surrounded by senators dripping with condescension, Judge Sotomayor responded with respect, nuance and a solid grounding in the law – to the point where the hearings sometimes felt like a high school civics class.

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Senate Takes First Step Toward Banning Global Gag Rule

A Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday passed an amendment that, if passed in the final foreign aid appropriations legislation, will ban future imposition of the global gag rule.

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Pregnancy Planning and Prevention: the Big Picture

Health reform must include pregnancy planning and prevention
services, which will improve health, strengthen families, improve child
well-being, enhance our workforce, and reduce taxpayer burden.

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Switching Sides: Arlen Spector Says Republicans Have Moved Too Far To The Right

Calling out the Republican party for their overly conservative leanings, Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania decides to become a Democrat.

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