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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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What Ever Happened to Repealing the Bush Provider Conscience Clause?

President Obama has been in office for over a year, so why does President Bush’s last minute “provider conscience law” still exist?

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Roundup: Anti-Abortion Payout in Italy

A tour of reproductive health news around the globe: purpose-specific condoms from IPPF, anti-abortion bribes in Italy, and integrated sex ed in the Philippines.

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Steven Mosher on Your Rights: Reproduce Whether You Like It or Not

Anti-choice “aid” organizations and people like Steve Mosher, believe the women they’re “serving” are meant to reproduce, even as their bodies give out, and they can’t feed the children they have.

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Appropriations Bill Ends Abstinence-Only Funding, Increases Family Planning

There was a lot of good news packed into the 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which was passed by Congress over the weekend. For the first time ever, Congress eliminated all dedicated funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.

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Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, Dedicated Anti-Choicer, to Resign

Noted anti-choicer and global gag rule champion Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) will resign his Senate seat.

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Senate Takes First Step Toward Banning Global Gag Rule

A Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday passed an amendment that, if passed in the final foreign aid appropriations legislation, will ban future imposition of the global gag rule.

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Common Ground Rules

The Third Way has discovered that there are four steps towards achieving long-lasting common ground – no matter what the issue.

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Fair and Balanced: Weighing Sotomayor’s Opinions

Sotomayor’s trail of opinions paints a picture of a fair-minded, incisive legal scholar who is unafraid to stake out unpopular but legally meritorious positions. Right-wingers are going to oppose her nomination with full force – we would be foolish to do it for them.

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Pro-Choice Progress: A Primer on President Obama’s First 100 Days

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. As the political leader of the pro-choice movement, NARAL Pro-Choice America mark’s President Obama’s 100 day milestone as yet another reminder of how electing leaders who support the fundamental American values of freedom and privacy does make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

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