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Kansas Governor Brownback Goes to Texas… To Pray for a U.S. Theocracy

Governor Brownback’s religious convictions are more than just a statement of personal theology. They represent policies he promotes under his administration. And these policies are policies of forced motherhood, elimination of  abortion access and endangering the lives of women. 

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Michele Bachmann’s Miscarriage and the Miscarriage of Justice

If the personal is political, it seems it would extend that women’s own experiences with miscarriage would lead to sympathy for those facing similar losses.  But as Bachmann talks about her miscarriage, she promotes policies that result in miscarriages of justice.

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Reducing Abortion Stigma: Problems and Strategies

What a new study suggests about reducing abortion stigma.

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How Criminalization and Stigmatization Perpetuates the AIDS Epidemic

HIV testing represents one of the most potent weapons in the fight against HIV. Yet too many individuals who may be at risk of infection continue to avoid testing. This reluctance to test is driven in part by the pervasiveness of HIV stigma.

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Bodily Autonomy, Abortion and Orange Drink: Or, What I Learned In Youth Group

I spent my formative years believing my body, my life and my choices were not my own, but a kind of joint property between myself, God, my parents and my church friends and family. As such, my body and my behavior was up for discussion and judgment. Is it any wonder then, that I’m afraid, as a single woman, to be pregnant?

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Wal-Mart Gets a Free Pass For Bias From the Supreme Court

Betty Dukes, March 2011. Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart sex discrimination case yesterday, a frustrating ruling that doesn’t challenge the existence of bias, but that exempts the company from accountability.

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New Billboards Attack Latinas’ Health, Rights, and Dignity

Last week the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles launched an antiabortion billboard campaign in Los Angeles, California, that assails Latinas who decide abortion is the best decision for themselves and their families. Some billboards have come down but the struggle for self-determination continues.

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Promoting Sexual Rights: The Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

The connection between sexual rights and HIV and AIDS is undeniable, with the majority of HIV infections transmitted sexually.  Sexuality is a natural aspect of life, and a fundamental part of our humanity.  But we continue to ignore at and the price is paid in women’s lives.

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Promoting Sexual Rights: The Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

The connection between sexual rights and HIV and AIDS is undeniable, with the majority of HIV infections transmitted sexually.  Sexuality is a natural aspect of life, and a fundamental part of our humanity.  But we continue to ignore at and the price is paid in women’s lives.

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The Invisible “Pink Homophobia”

Despite significant progress in gay rights and economic power in some quarters, middle and lower class LGBT individuals can be more vulnerable to institutional homophobia and to violence in public spaces, and may suffer from a dual discrimination.

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