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McCain Calls Palin Direct Counter to Feminist Agenda

McCain calls Palin a direct counter to a feminist agenda but Governor Palin’s ceiling-breaking rise to prominence is a direct result of feminism – not to mention a host of other supremely beneficial public policies.

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Roundup: Hillary Warns Women Contraception Access Under Threat

Hillary Clinton says impending HHS rule could give medical practitioners ‘a free pass to deny access to contraception’; Over 500,000 women die every year during childbirth; UN says governments must do more for women; Colorado Amendment 48 could be used to outlaw abortion and perhaps contraception.

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VIDEO: The Daily Show on “The Gender Card” and Palin

It’s been seen by more than two million people online already and this hilarious Daily Show take on "The Gender Card" is well worth watching.

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Bartoshevich: Pro-Choice Wisconsin Nurse in McCain Ad Thinks He Won’t Overturn Roe

The pro-choice former Clinton delegate in the new McCain ad encouraging Democrats to support McCain admits she thought he didn’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade at a GOP sponsored presser. Oops!

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Media Covers HHS Backpedaling on Redefining Contraception as Abortion

The Bush Administration efforts to redefine contraception as abortion continue to make major news, and give anti-choice publications one more chance to stir up emotion and misinformation.

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Roundup: Olympic Condom Ads, New Polling on Abortion Rights

Chinese condom company cleverly uses Olympics to promote its product; Interesting polling data on abortion rights; First wave of coverage on proposed anti-contraception HHS rules draws to a close.

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Roundup: McCain’s Crude Jokes and His Stances on Abortion and Birth Control

Olbermann and Maddow take on the serious matter of McCain’s crude jokes, McCain speaks out against abortion and birth control, Hillary Clinton and Patty Murray condemn Bush’s anti-contraception proposal, The Daily Show takes on the term ‘cougar’.

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Tracking PEPFAR in the Senate — PEPFAR Approved Despite Flaws; Deal to Lift HIV Travel Ban Reached!

The Senate passes PEPFAR, removes the HIV travel ban, and reinforces some ideological restrictions that should have been removed. More people will be helped, and that is good.

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The Nation: Race to the Bottom

Betsy Reed’s new Nation cover story, Race to the Bottom, is a blast of cold invigorating air in a campaign season that’s become torpid.

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No Crystal Ball — Still, We Wonder

What would a Clinton or Obama presidency look like for women? And would one such presidency be better than another? Has any moment in the campaign to this point revealed which candidate might better prioritize women’s health and rights when in office?

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