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Montana Democrats Pick Amanda Curtis for U.S. Senate Nominee

Democratic delegates voted for Rep. Amanda Curtis (above) over rancher Dirk Adams during a special convention held Saturday, four days before the August 20 deadline for the party to choose a candidate to appear on the November ballot.

Democratic delegates voted for Rep. Amanda Curtis over rancher Dirk Adams during a special convention held Saturday, four days before the August 20 deadline for the party to choose a candidate to appear on the November ballot.

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Kerry Exit Leaves Abortion Rights at Stake in Massachusetts Senate Race

Rep. Ed Markey.

One primary. Two Democrats. One pro-choice. One anti-choice. Here we go again.

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On the Other Hand….Mark Critz

While progressive Democrats can celebrate the first-step win of Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) over Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) in last night’s primary, another Pennsylvania race ended with a win for anti-choice Blue Dog Democrats. 

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The Netroots, All Grown Up: Dispatches from Netroots Nation

The mainstream media has stopped treating the netroots like a bunch of screaming children, but as real players whose blogs and websites have to be reckoned with, whether they like it or not.

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Where Did the Abortion Reduction Agenda Come From?

“Abortion reduction,” one of the signature anti-choice tactics of the 1990s, has now migrated into the Democratic Party under the guise of offering “common ground.”

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She Runs

Today at the DNC, organizations supported women politicians encouraged young women to run for public office.

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Anti-Abortion Groups Clash at DNC Protests

Two anti-choice groups, both claiming the moniker “Operation Rescue,” will descend on the DNC to protest. Problem is, one group plans for an in-your-face rally with an illegal sit-in while the other group wants a peaceful demonstration.

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Pro-Choice Advocates Set Sights High at Democratic National Convention

As Democrats head to Denver for their national convention next week, many pro-choice groups are optimistic about the priorities of the party on reproductive rights.

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Progressive, Pro-Life and Full of Yourself

The Democratic Party Platform comes very close to embracing the reproductive health agenda that has been consistently advocated by the pro-choice, progressive women’s movement. So why are “pro-life” progressives claiming victory?

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Dems’ Proposed Platform Language Emphasizes Reproductive Justice Principles

The practical distinctions between the Democratic Party’s ’04 and ’08 platform positions on abortion may not be vast. But there’s a world of difference in the way the platforms approach reproductive autonomy.

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