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President Obama: Women Stood for You. Stand With Us and Remove Abortion Restrictions From Your Budget

(Steve Rhodes/Creative Commons license via ANSIRH blog)

We put President Obama into office. Now my generation must hold Obama accountable to his commitments, including urging him to submit a budget to Congress without unfair restrictions on coverage for abortion care. Obama Administration, take note that women will be watching to see if you live up to your commitments to women’s health care.

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They’re Forcing “Forcible Rape” On Us Again

House Members are using a backdoor route to get their way on “forcible” rape using patently false claims about the law.  It’s not the “longstanding policy” of the government to exclude victims of statutory rape.  It’s “longstanding policy” to include them.

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Roundup: Diane Rehm’s Show Covers Abortion in Health Reform

A letter to the editor of the Ventura County Star (Ventura County, California) discussing health reform and abortion articulates succinctly the position of the majority of Americans who self-identify to pollsters as "pro-life."

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Roundup: GOP Supports Big Government: Under Your Bed, In Your Bed, and In Your Medicine Chest

Those wild and crazy Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee can’t make up their minds about big government! They like big government subsidies if they are from farm states with lots of farmers (alive, dead, whose counting?), but they don’t like big government subsidies for poor women seeking, say, contraceptive supplies, breast and cervical cancer treatment, or testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (bad, bad, bad!).

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Exploiting the Healthcare Debate to Restrict Abortion

Faith groups now want to expand the Hyde Amendment so that everyone is denied coverage for abortion care even with private insurance, while the same groups are ignoring the exclusion of undocumented workers.

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Rights Group Calls Obama’s Comments on Abortion in Health Reform “Lamentable”

For women’s rights groups seeking to promote reproductive justice through health reform–including equity of access for poor women to all legal reproductive and sexual health services including abortion services–the past few months have been a serious disappointment. 

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Another Family Research Council Ad Misleads on Federal Funding for Abortion in Health Reform; FactCheck.Org Calls Them Out

The Family Research Council, following on a TV ad last week roundly criticized by groups such as Catholics United for its misleading and inaccurate claims, has launched a second and equally misleading advertisement claiming that federal funding for abortion care under health reform will rob senior citizens of coverage for necessary surgeries. FactCheck.Org calls them out.

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Mainstream Media Reinforces Unexamined Arguments Against Public Funding for Abortion

Will abortion be the magic bullet that kills off health care reform? Mainstream media seems to be doing its best to make it happen.

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Hyde Amendment Robs Women of Reproductive Choice

Barack Obama gets flack from the anti-choice blogosphere for opposing the Hyde Amendment. When federal funding is withheld from covering abortion care, what really happens to women?

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