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Pitts is the Pits: The Right to an Abortion About to Become Yet Another Privilege of the Rich (Only)

Pitts needs to be surrounded, diminished, shown to be unfeeling, harassed at every turn, picketed, criticized in his hometown papers and otherwise made to understand that the Pitts plan is the pits.

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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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Weekly Pulse: White House on Offense Against Repeal

As the House prepares to vote on the “Repeal the Puppy-Strangling Job-Vivisecting O-Commie-Care Act,” or whatever they’re calling it, the White House actually seems to have its act together on offense.

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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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Antichoice at the End of Life

The defeat of increased funding for end of life care should serve as a warning to all those concerned about autonomy over their own healthcare choices.

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Afternoon Roundup: Salon on Why the Ethnicity and Race of an Arizona Shooting Hero Matters

One year after the earthquake in Haiti: what does it look like for women and girls in the camps?; Kanye West’s disturbing new music video; why exactly the ethnicity and sexuality of the Arizona shootings hero does matter and more.

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Giffords Shooting Raises Questions About Mental Health Care

The shooting of Rep. Giffords raises questions not just about the incendiary levels of political rhetoric, but also about our investments in health care, specifically mental health care.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Seek to Deny Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care

A Nebraska legislator is hoping to make it illegal for private insurance companies to offer coverage of abortion to the women of his state.

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Afternoon Roundup: Speaker Boehner as Pro-Life Superhero?

Speaker John Boehner is like a super-hero to the anti-choice crowd but will he really be the “most pro-life Speaker in history”?; UN Chief leaves half the world’s population out of his end-of-the-year wrap up.

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Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Set to Strip Health Care From Millions, Abstinent Teens with STDs?

It’s the dawn of a new year and with it comes new stories on the same old issues, I’m afraid. Republicans in the House are looking to pass a repeal of the health reform law, a new study shows a surprising percentage of “abstinent” teens with STDs, and Iran is gearing up for HIV/AIDs prevention efforts with a new campaign targeting women and young people.

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