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Afternoon Roundup: Ohio Right to Life Says “No Thanks” to Anti-Choice Heartbeat Bill

HIV exposed babies who don’t contract the disease face greater danger from other diseases; Texas reels back a heinous abortion bill to be something minorly less heinous; Ohio Right to Life says no thanks to the “heartbeat” bill; and more Democratic Senators speak out against the wave of anti-woman, anti-health care mania that’s swept the GOP. 

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(UPDATED) Protecting Life? New Bill Says Its OK to Let Women Die

One hundred members of Congress (so far–list included below) have cosponsored a bill introduced by far right Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) that would allow hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care when necessary to save a woman’s life.

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How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.

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Legislative Rape: GOP Seeks to End Abortion Assistance to Rape Victims

Cong. Chris Smith and other (Democratic and Republican) co-sponsors of H.R.3 not only want to restrict your right to use private funds to pay for an abortion, but also want rape victims to prove they were raped “enough” to “deserve” abortions.

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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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