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Morning Roundup: Continuing Resolution, Planned Parenthood Battle Wages On

Washington considers compensated surrogacy, SBA List and FRC demand House vote against keeping goverment running unless bill is anti-family planning, Sen. Murkowski supports Title X, Nebraska woman denied labor inducement, Idaho poised to ban abortion in state exchanges, and an “expose!” that isn’t really.

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Preventing Obstetric Fistula: A Public Health Priority

In addressing obstetric fistula, there is a tendency to emphasize the treatment side. But while fistula treatment is important, fistula prevention actually deals with the causes.

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Memo to the Far Right: You Can’t Have it Both Ways

The right’s fixation on the fetus, which starts at conception and ends at birth, denies the science of how to avoid or delay pregnancy in the first place and fails to confront the complexities of raising children in particularly difficult circumstances.

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Rachel’s Sabbath and the Far Right’s Attack on Women

Rachel Sabbath honors the biblical matriarch who died in childbirth. As Rachel Sabbath approaches, a rabbi underscores the moral and human dimensions of reproductive health and rights, and urges every one of us to act.

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(VIDEO) GOP War on Women Goes Global

The GOP war on women has gone global. Hidden within the Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives are another set of drastic cuts and policy changes that would most severely affect women living in poverty and the children that depend on them. Cong. Russ Carnahan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak out against these cuts.

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Million for a Billion

A petition well worth signing.

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(VIDEO) Who Do You Trust? Cute Bunnies Or a Woman?

The American Life League’s newest TV ad opposing our federal safety net program for family planning, Title X, features…a little bunny. Planned Parenthood’s ad focuses on a woman who received life-saving medical care from a Planned Parenhood health center. We’re fighting cute little bunnies now?

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My Fantasy Testimony to the Republican House of Representatives about UNFPA Funding

I hope Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney puts this in the Congressional Record.

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McDermott to GOP: Get Out of the Doctor’s Office!

Rep. Jim McDermott, Democrat from Seattle, WA, shares his frustration with the anti-choice, anti-woman rash of “radical extremism” reflected in a host of House bills and proposals.

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(UPDATED) “Pro-Life” Ohio Republican Seeks to “Zero Out” International Family Planning Funds

Today’s bully, or let’s say one of them because there are so many to deal with each day, is Representative Bob Latta, Republican from the 5th District in Ohio.  Mr. Latta has introduced an amendment to the GOP’s proposed Continuing Resolution that would eliminate all funding for international family planning.  It could be voted on today.

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