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Weekly Pulse: GOP Kills Health Care for 9/11 Workers, Rails at “Ground Zero Mosque”

GOP’s blatant hypocrisy about 9/11 first responders, Missouri tries to block health care reform, and lots about crisis pregnancy centers.

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Anti-Choicers Protest Anti-Choicers

Operation Save America is at it again – in Charlotte, NC- protesting women’s health centers and – yes – a church which holds anti-choice views. But it’s not only Flip Benham and his posse who fight against their own.

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Women’s Groups Respond to Obama’s Ban on Abortion Coverage in High-Risk Insurance Pools

President Obama decided that women with serious health conditions, under the temporary high-risk pool insurance plan, do not deserve coverage of abortion care – even if they use their own funds. Women’s health advocates respond.

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The Pill: A Counter to “Over-the-Counter”

Should the pill be sold over-the-counter? While prominent advocates have argued for removing barriers to access like doctor’s visits and prescriptions, it may not be as good an idea as it once seemed.

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Real Anti-Choice Agenda Revealed in Attack on Anti-Choice Dems

A number of anti-choice groups have decided to target anti-choice Democrats who voted for health care reform, even though there’s no reality-based reason to think the law provides funding for abortion.

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How Much is Your Future Worth?

We have to put control back in the hands of women and girls. Abortion is an important tool for women seeking to shape their own destinies. Change someone’s life. Help her take care of her family, go to college, maintain her emotional health, keep her head above water, achieve the future she wants for herself. We may have lost on health care reform, but victories still happen every time one person helps another. Make it happen.

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Where is the National Strategy on AIDS?

During the intense healthcare reform debate President Obama occasionally mentioned HIV infections and AIDS-related illnesses as among those pre-existing conditions that could no longer be used by health insurance companies to automatically exclude consumers from health insurance coverage. Yet the broader scope and crisis of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in America failed to garner much attention.

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Stupak Hints at Retirement and Senior Dems Are Trying to Talk Him Out of It?

Serious disconnect. MSNBC reports this morning that “at the top of the list” of concerns about “important incumbents” who might retire sits Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak.

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Insurance Industry Agrees to Cover Children with Pre-Existing Conditions

The Associated Press reported last night that “the insurance industry’s top lobbyist said insurers will accept new regulations to dispel uncertainty over a much-publicized guarantee that children with medical problems can get coverage starting this year.”

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Nelson to Vote No on Reconciliation

Having stuck around long enough to do the dirty work of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) has stated he will now vote no on reconciliation. 

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