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Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, How CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

Republicans don’t have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to fight it every step of the way. Also, exploring how Crisis Pregnancy Center’s deceit can flare into violence.

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Why Are Michele Bachmann’s Lies Any Different than John Boehner’s?

John Boehner is no George Washington.  Yet a New York Times editorial this weekend makes it seem as if Boehner has his hands full with Michele Bachmann’s lies. Why are hers worse than his?

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IRS Fears Women May “Abuse” Tax Credits for Breastfeeding Supplies

The IRS has determined that health reform won’t cover breast pumps for nursing mothers because “nursing is natural” and women may “abuse the system” if allowed to use their flexible spending accounts to cover nursing supplies and lactation consultants.

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Please Share Your Stories on Health-Related Abortion

To our readers and friends: I would like to interview women and their partners who have had to terminate a pregnancy due to health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or other issues.  Confidentiality assured.  See contact info here…

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What Ever Happened to Repealing the Bush Provider Conscience Clause?

President Obama has been in office for over a year, so why does President Bush’s last minute “provider conscience law” still exist?

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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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Health Reform 2.0: Contraception is Integral Preventive Care for Women

As health care reform goes from law to policy, contraceptive services and supplies need to be fully covered under “preventive healthcare.”

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Rhode Island Bishop Punishes Catholic Group For Support of Health Reform

The Associated Press reports today that the Roman Catholic bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, has withdrawn two hospitals sponsored by his diocese from membership in a Catholic hospital group that supports health care reform.

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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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WellPoint Responds To Criticism on Rescissions

Insurance giant Wellpoint responded to charges levied last week by a Reuters article that the insurance giant was discriminating against breast cancer patients.

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