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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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Health Reform Law Struck Down, White House Calls It “Judicial Activism” (UPDATED)

A federal judge ruled the health reform law unconstitutional on Monday for requiring all Americans to be covered for health care. The White House says the ruling is out of mainstream judicial opinion. It won’t stop Senate Republicans from rallying for their own repeal law, with a new found power.

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How to Celebrate 38 Years of Roe v Wade (or Women Are People, Too)

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Roe vs Wade becoming law of land.  And it is still being debated as if the Supreme Court had not ruled and as if it were still up to states and the US legislatures to take away a woman’s basic right to own her body. 

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Bishops vs. Nuns: Who Spoke for the Catholic Church in 2010?

From health care reform to the life-saving abortion for a young mother in Phoenix, the Catholic Church hierachy has been deeply divided with nuns on one side and bishops on the other.

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Get Real! Out, Out Damn UTI!

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) probably are not influenced by how you clean your body after sex, but there are a host of preventative measures you can take if you’re not taking them already.

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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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Study: Female Active Duty Soldiers Face Many Barriers to Care

Several studies reveal that female active duty soldiers in the U.S. military face many barriers to access to reproductive health care.

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Making the Grade on Women’s Health

Are women in America healthier than they were 10 years ago? Which state and federal policies can help improve women’s health?

 

Join the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST for our special Making the Grade on Women’s Health webinar and find out more about women’s health on the state and national level.

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Religious Liberty and Women’s Health

We all may not agree about abortion, but we can agree that hospitals that serve the general public should not be permitted, under any circumstances, to violate federal law and deny a pregnant woman life-saving care.

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Coburn Introduces Amendments Not Found in His Own Health Care Bill

In keeping with their failed efforts to upend health reform, Senate Republicans are using several tactics to delay passage of the reconciliation bill now being debated.  First it was a work stoppage (are Senators unionized?), and now it is a string of irrelevant, and sometimes dangerous, amendments.

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