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Sebelius to Testify Before Senate Committee

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, will address the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions at 10 this morning in her first confirmation hearing.

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Weekly Pulse: DeParle, Sebelius to Head Health Reform

Obama’s pick for health czar, Nancy-Ann DeParle, will be responsible for shepherding healthcare reform legislation through Congress and HHS Secretary, nominee Kathleen Sebelius, would be responsible for implementing the plan.

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Roundup: Two Anti-Choice Bills Advance in Kansas

Anti-choice bills advance in Kansas; abortion owner faces criminal charges; the greenest form of birth control; pro-, anti-choice groups react to announcement that Obama administration will rescind HHS rule; affording a bigger family; planning to avoid winter births in Afghanistan.

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Say Goodbye to Home Birth? A New Bill Pushes Too Far

A bill in the Washington state Senate seeks to shut down the only association providing liability insurance to professional midwives, putting midwives in this state out of business and denying women one more option for safe childbirth.

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The Bottom Line on Sebelius

Kansas Speaker Mike O’Neal has rushed two anti-choice bills to add fuel to the anti-choice fire against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. But that doesn’t change reality: Sebelius is moderate and bipartisan.

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Catholic Extremists Swift-Boat Sebelius

If Kathleen Sebelius is a “fake” Catholic for supporting reproductive health and unintended pregnancy prevention, then so are most American Catholics.

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Roundup: Antis Make Noise, Still Have Nothing on Sebelius

Some anti-choicers defend, some bash Sebelius; Utah House passes bill to require EC access for assault survivors; Texas Democrats want to reform sex ed in the state; Florida legislators to push comprehensive sex ed.

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Roundup: Sebelius Obama’s Pick for HHS Secretary; Anti-Choicers Gird for Battle

Sebelius Obama’s pick for HHS secretary; VIDEO: anti-choicers gird for battle; supporters, opponents of reproductive health access weigh in on overturning of HHS conscience rule; Oklahoma anti-choice bill passes the House; in hospital merger, reproductive health services to survive.

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The Facts on the Conscience Rule

Let’s get the facts straight: revisiting the Bush “conscience clause” rule does not mean that providers who object to performing abortions will have to provide them.

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Obama Administration May Rescind “Conscience” Rule

The Obama administration takes the first step to rescind Bush’s midnight regulations that would allow any health care worker to obstruct a woman’s access to contraception.

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