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What’s the Matter With Kansas? Hint: It’s Not About Abortion

Kansas facing rising rates of poverty, extreme poverty, child poverty and other problems, even outpacing the nation as a whole in terms of poverty.  But for Brownback and the extremists in the Kansas legislature, its all-about-abortion all the time.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Is the Most Anti-Choice Misogynist of All?

Picture created by Fiona Carmody.

With the 2012 presidential election cycle kicking into gear, GOP hopefuls are already bickering about who deserves the mantle of “Most Anti-Choice.”

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GOP Salivates at Prospect of Cutting Funds for World’s Poorest Women

The Republican/Tea Party majorities in the House of Representatives are, literally, salivating at the prospect of cutting aid to the world’s poorest women.

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Morning Roundup: Montana Judge Orders Hysterectomy

Operation Rescue holds breath, stamps feet about Planned Parenthood funding, Arkansas legislature introduces “fetal pain” bill, will GOP choose budget cuts or denial of women’s rights, and a Montana judge orders a hysterectomy against a woman’s will.

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Afternoon Roundup: Washington DC Proposes Cutting Out the ‘Middle-Man’ For Birth Control Access

Washington DC proposes birth control from pharmacists without a prescription; newly-created UN Women director speaks at the opening session of Commission on the Status of Women; GOP budget slashes foreign aid for HIV/AIDS programs and AIDS advocates say it will mean the loss of babies’ lives; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a physician who provided abortions turned passionate-anti-legal-abortion-advocate dies.

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H.R. 358 is Part of House Republican Leadership War on Contraception

During the debate, members of the Committee finally admitted what we knew to be true: H.R. 358 allows states to deny insurance coverage of birth control.

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New GOP Hostage: End Family Planning or Shut Down the Government

Funding cuts proposed by the GOP would eliminate ALL current year funding for Title X family planning programs, devastating the nation’s health care system and (conveniently for ideologues) crippling Planned Parenthood clinics everywhere.

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As They Seek to Ban Abortion, GOP Also Moves to Eliminate Title X Family Planning Program

As members of the anti-choice Republican and Tea Party House majority debated allowing women to die to salve the consciences of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and using the tax code to virtually eliminate insurance coverage for abortion in the United States, they also took another brazen step by moving to dismantle Title X, the nation’s family planning program.

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Gross Double Standards: 14 Health Benefits the GOP Wants to Take Away from You But Keep For Themselves

A new report from Families USA underscores the gross double standards underlying Republican efforts to repeal health reform, offering 14 examples of key benefits and rights GOP repeal efforts would strip from families and individuals but for which GOP congressman would retain tax-payer funded coverage.

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GOP Loves Government-Sponsored Health Care…For Themselves

If you are following the floor debate on C-Span over the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA) in the House of Representatives, you know that members of the new Republican majority really want to get rid of the health reform bill signed into law last year.  You also know the are really against government-sponsored health care.  Unless it covers them.

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