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House Will Take “Up or Down” Vote on Stupak Amendment, Threatening Women’s Rights

House Democratic leaders will allow an up-or-down vote on an amendment
blocking any money in its healthcare overhaul from funding abortions,
risking the votes of members who support abortion rights.

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: The Health Reform Bill is Abortion-Neutral. Let’s Pass It.

In a remarkable piece at Newsweek.com, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend writes that it is in the national interest “to pass meaningful health-care reform and not litigate abortion in the process. Too much is at stake to let differences over abortion derail real health reform.”

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Roundup: Calling Health Reform the “Greatest Threat to Freedom” Boehner Leads Circus on the Hill

How’s this for hyperbole? At a press conference yesterday, House minority leader John Boehner called the House health reform bill "the greatest threat to freedom I have seen in my 19 years in Washington."

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National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) – Contest Winners Selected

NAPW has selected the winners of its first law student writing contest on the topic of challenging denial of vaginal delivery to women with a prior cesarean surgery.

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We need a second Obama election night – for health care

We must repeat the victory of November 2008, this time for health care reform in 2009.

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NYT: Abortion Fight Complicates Debate on Health Care

A front page story in today’s edition of the New York Times highlights access to abortion as a potential roadblock to acheiving health insurance reform.

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Thank You Letter to Anti-Choice & Anti-Reform Friends

Dear Anti-Choice & Anti-Reform Friends,

Can I begin by thanking you for so often being the same people? It makes it so much easier to not have to read twice the number of inflammatory blog posts and articles on the internet.

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Women Need Health Care Reform, Stat!

Too often, I find myself telling patients with easily treatable conditions that I can’t help them — they don’t have the money to get well and it rips me apart. That’s why I am an ardent advocate for health care reform.

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Roundup: Obama’s Speech on Health Reform

Reaction to the President’s speech has been mixed; Sexual advances by clergy toward congregants "pervasive," according to a study; Unsafe abortion takes the lives of women and girls in Namibia.

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It’s About What We Can Do, Not What We Can’t Agree On

Many of our constituents are now unable to make ends meet. Affordable access to critical sexual and reproductive health services in the midst of the economic crisis is elusive, making matters worse.

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