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Listening to “Filipino Voices” in the FOCA Debate

While it is not surprising that many Filipino-Americans have conservative views about women’s right to choose, it is not fair or accurate to depict all Filipino-Americans as rabidly anti-choice.

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Brownback Disavows FOCA Attack Letter

A direct-mail letter fans flames on FOCA, and Sen. Sam Brownback wants no part of it.

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Roundup: FOCA a “Mythical Abortion Bill,” Says TIME

TIME calls FOCA a “mythical abortion bill;” possible heads of FDA on reproductive health; getting to the heart of Quiverfull; Tennessee considers legislation to monitor pregnant women; Oklahoma state panel votes on ban on sex-selective abortions; examining scope, impact of egg-as-person legislation.

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Roundup: Octuplets’ Birth Put IVF in the Spotlight

Birth of octuplets puts IVF in the spotlight; FDA forces Bayer to run corrective commercials about Yaz; Missouri House adopts resolution opposing FOCA; significant percentage of Obama voters identify as anti-choice, University of Arizona study finds.

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Roundup: Florida Doctor Loses License Over Live Birth Case

Florida doctor loses license over live birth case; Sen. Casey votes against global gag rule, said to be “cooperating…with evil”; future of reproductive health legislation in Obama era; Sen. Boxer to chair subcommittee on global women’s issues; study finds no link between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer; personhood movement spreads to Maryland.

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Anti-Abortion Postcard Campaign Stirs Up Catholics

Roman Catholic bishops throughout the United States are planning a postcard campaign days after the inauguration as part of an attempt to block the Freedom of Choice Act. One Minnesota priest is breaking rank, and getting flack.

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True Common Ground for the 111th Congress

The 111th Congress has an opportunity to pass true common ground legislation that will ensure access to contraception and sexuality education. But will this agenda be derailed by those who push “abortion reduction” instead of reproductive health?

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Pro-Choice Groups in New Mexico Set Sights On State FOCA

Advocates for reproductive choice in New Mexico say the time is right to push for passage of a state Freedom of Choice Act.

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Roundup: World AIDS Day, FOCA and the Fallout, South Dakotans in the Common Ground, Personal Takes on Adoption and Surrogacy

More on FOCA and Obama; South Dakotans took the common ground on abortion; take action on the HPV vaccine requirement for immigrant women; personal takes on surrogacy and adoption.

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What Would FOCA Really Do?

Would the Freedom of Choice Act force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, as Melinda Hennenberger suggests? Unequivocally no.

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