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What Will Coakley’s Defeat Mean for Health Care Reform?

Even with Brown’s election, procedural options exist for the Democratic majority to pass health reform in the next 10 days. Do the Dems have the fortitude to make this happen?

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DCCC Chair Van Hollen Urges Stupak to Run for Re-Election

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich) of “can’t-do-enough-to-help-the-Bishops-strip-women-of-their-rights” fame, tells CQ that DCCC Chair Van Hollen (D-Md) is urging him to “run for re-election,” proving to women that the Dems have our backs….to the firing squad.

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In Health Reform, Abortion Not the Only Fight

A society that would force a woman to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term would also force her to have major abdominal surgery.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Comes to Life

The hijacking of abortion rights as a bargaining chip for the provision of health care is morally reprehensible and if it stands will result in significant harms to women’s health. Yet this is only one aspect of reproductive rights.

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Is the Health Care Bill Boxer’s “Missouri Compromise?”

Boxer supported a Senate bill that endorses a return to pre-Roe days when women had to shop around the states in order to obtain a legal abortion. Is this bill her Missouri compromise?

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(VIDEO) Hippocratic Oath, Anyone? Apparently Tom Coburn Was Absent That Day

Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma and medical doctor, prays for something bad to happen to a Democrat so the cloture vote fails, and proves again that ideology and politics are far more important to some than the promise to “do no harm.”

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Nelson: “Quote of the Week?”

Today on CNN, Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) declared he didn’t want to “throw down the gauntlet” on health reform. Were we watching the same show?

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(VIDEO) Sen. Sherrod Brown Debunks “Republican Myths and Scare Tactics” in Health Reform

In this video, Senator Sherrod Brown debunks Republican “myths and scare tactics” on Medicare, Medicaid, and other issues.

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Bishops: “Deplore Defeat of Nelson Amendment, Working To Maintain Stupak”

On Wednesday, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling defeat of the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment a “grave mistake,” and underscoring that they continue to work toward maintainingg Stupak Amendment language in the final bill.

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(VIDEO) Mikulski: “Universal Access to Health Care Is As ‘Pro-Life’ And ‘Whole Life’ as You Can Be”

Yesterday, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) took her colleague Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE)–and much of the Republican party and the anti-choice movement–"to school" in one of the most effective speeches against the Nelson (Stupak) Amendment.

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