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Democrats Seek Permanent Repeal of Global Gag Rule; GOP Seeks to Enshrine it in Law

This week, Democrat Nita Lowey introduced the Global Democracy Promotion Act, intended to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule, while the House GOP/Tea Party majority is using every means possible to enshrine it permanently into law.

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House Committee Votes to Reinstate Global Gag Rule (Again) and Other Misogynistic Amendments

Just weeks after publication of a major report underscoring the benefits of robust U.S. investment in family planning worldwide, the GOP-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee voted in the early hours of the morning today to reinstate the Global Gag Rule with broader and more damaging implications than ever before.

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House Republicans Attempt a Return of the Global Gag Rule

Apparently two years is too long to be ungagged.

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An International Perspective on Current Budget Debates about RH

This is pretty dry stuff. Wade through it please!

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(UPDATE AND ACTION) The Global Gag Rule: Life Sentence for the World’s Poorest Women

If budget negotiations lead to re-instatement of the Global Gag Rule, it will not reduce the deficit one penny. It will instead eviscerate family planning and force providers to choose between U.S. funding and serving women in need.

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New Baby Boomers Shake Up the World: Will Women’s Rights Prevail?

A huge generation is coming of age as a result of high fertility rates in Arab nations and elsewhere.  How will this affect women’s rights?

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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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Alaska Says Yes to Murkowski, No to Palin (And Joe Miller)

Sarah Palin’s Alaska belongs to Senator Lisa Murkowski now. The Republican who ran an independent write-in campaign against Tea Party and Sarah Palin-backed candidate Republican Joe Miller will serve another term as U.S. Senator for Alaska.

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Surprised Barbara Bush Now Says She’s Pro-Choice? Don’t Be. She Always Was.

Surprised to hear that Barbara Bush is now pro-choice?  Don’t be.  She always was. And so was her husband.

 

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(CORRECTION) Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Repeal Global Gag Rule

Today the Senate took a first step toward repeal of the global gag rule.

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