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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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Afternoon Roundup: Anti-Choice Bullies; ACLU Sues Federal Government for Rape Records; Protesting an HIV PSA in NYC

Wisconsin anti-choice advocates bullying of an entire city – from medical doctors to hospital administrators to women seeking care – results in a hospital’s decision not to provide abortions; Gay and Lesbian advocacy groups protest a NYC public service announcement on HIV prevention; the ACLU files a lawsuit against the government to gain access to records on rape in the military.

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(UPDATED) Federal Judge Rules Against Health Reform Law

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled in favor of Virginia’s Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli’s lawsuit. Judge Hudson, a Republican favorite, determined that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s central provision – that all Americans must purchase health care – is unconstitutional. What happens next?

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Afternoon Roundup: No More “Female at Birth” Policy for Golf Association, Judge Disses Christian University’s Anti-Choice Claims

LPGA ditches their “female at birth” policy, Speaker John Boehner has some frighteningly invasive anti-choice legislative plans in store for Americans, BPA may be responsible for infertility problems in women and is the Pope inspiring more religious mind expansion as it relates to condoms and birth control?

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Repro Rights Roundup: Afternoon-Style

A Lame Duck Congress lives up to its name when it comes to fair pay, William Saletan tells women we should compromise our bodily autonomy because two guys have decided it’s a good idea, contraception should be covered for women in the U.S. and more..

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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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Fight For Health Care Reform Or Lose It

House Republicans probably can’t repeal health reform, but they can use their power to make repeal possible later on. Supporters should gear up for another health care fight.

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Another $1 Million Anti-Choice Campaign? Susan B. Anthony List Targets Key Dems

Despite being embroiled in a lawsuit in Ohio for false advertising, the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List continues using the false charge of “taxpayer-funded abortion” to attempt to sway millions of voters.

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For Anti-Choicers, “Abortion” Often Has No Relationship To Abortion

So-called pro-life Democrats are learning the hard way that when anti-choice activists say they’re against “abortion,” their using code for a whole lot of things beyond the right to terminate a pregnancy.

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FRC Misleads on Catholic Hospitals, Abortion Care

Three Catholic hospitals are for sale in Pennsylvania and the anti-choice Family Research Council is blaming it on the non-existent taxpayer funded abortion care in health care reform.

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