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“Right to Professional Medical Judgment Act,” Crafted by Doctor, Introduced in Alabama

A bill to guarantee patients a right to get honest medical information and judgment from their doctors is being sponsored by Alabama Senator Linda Coleman. It was introduced only yesterday but has already been used as an amendement to an extreme anti-choice bill in Wisconsin.  

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Kansas to Pregnant Women: “A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won’t Hurt You”

Buried in a sweeping anti-abortion bill is a provision that would immunize a doctor who discovers that a baby will be born with a devastating condition and deliberately withholds that information from his patient. That’s right.

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Rape Culture No More: What the Medical Community can do to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Several complex and interconnected social and cultural factors have kept women particularly vulnerable to violence directed against them, all of them manifestations of unequal power relations between men and women.  The acceptance of violence as a means by which to solve conflict as well as fear of and control over female independence and female sexuality are just some of the contributing factors that allow violence against women to persist. How are the public health and medical communities implicated in all of this?  What can they do to address violence against women not just as a legal issue, but as a fundamental human rights health issue that requires medical attention, clinical care, and sustainable public health interventions?

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What Better Place to Find God

Why abortion provision is the new birthplace of God.

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Roundup: Final Draft of HHS Regs Dangerously Broad and Ambiguous

Final draft of HHS proposal is ambiguous and broad enough to allow doctors to refuse birth control; McCain unlikely to choose pro-choice running mate; Pastor who opposes abortion to deliver closing prayer at DNC; Telling back story behind the new Democratic abortion plank.

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In Canada, Some Doctors Refuse to Do Paps

Think that religious policing only applies to abortion and contraceptives? Doctors in Canada are now refusing to perform pap smears on young women, citing “religious beliefs.”

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