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Is It Really Best for Women If Akin Withdraws? Questions About a Defining Moment

Calls are mounting for Missouri Representative Todd Akin to resign. But is it really best for women’s rights if he does so?

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We Each Must Strive to be “More Like George”

Of course, you are all like George.  You care for women regardless of the personal risks, the political climate, the increasing number of restrictions and regulations and pure harassment that you and your patients endure.

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Keep Religious Restrictions Out of the Tax Code

As a rabbi, I have to say, money is only part of the issue surrounding this abortion tax hike. My concern is really about a religious minority – so extreme and desperate in an anti-abortion position and inventiveness – that it is turning to the tax code to pressure all of us to live by their restrictive faith teachings.

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Take Your Foot Off My Neck

The glee with which male politicians are willing to strip women of their most basic rights is staggering. And it is crushing to recognize that so many smart, caring women will spend their time, precious energy, and scarce resources begging men to please, please harm women just a little bit less.

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Meet the HR3 Ten: Daniel Lipinski, Daddy’s Boy

Meet Daniel Lipinski!  He represents the 3rd Congressional district in Illinois, and has since 2005. He was preceded in that seat by…Bill Lipinski. Yes, that’s his dad. Yay, nepotism!

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Morning Roundup: House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 3

House Judiciary Committee moves H.R. 3 to the full House, three abortion bills survive Iowa’s bill funnel, the governor of South Dakota says he’s likely to sign bill requiring CPC counseling, an elected official is surprised at the reaction when he says women belong at home raisin’ babies, and a Kenyan official suggests banishment for those with HIV.

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The HR3 Ten: Meet Dan Boren (One Creepy Dude)

Dan Boren not only voted to strip you of your reproductive rights, he also voted AGAINST the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That’s right, ladies, he wants to tell you what you can do with your bodies and how much your work is worth.

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The HR3 Ten: Meet Mike McIntyre, the “Responsible Father”

The Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood thinks you shouldn’t have access to health care, and you certainly shouldn’t be able to have an abortion.

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McDermott to GOP: Get Out of the Doctor’s Office!

Rep. Jim McDermott, Democrat from Seattle, WA, shares his frustration with the anti-choice, anti-woman rash of “radical extremism” reflected in a host of House bills and proposals.

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Attention Ladies: John Boehner Wants to be Your Pimp

After years of wandering in the desert, trying to figure out why Republicans are and have been so hell-bent on controlling our bodies, it suddenly dawned on me.  John Boehner and the House GOP want to be your pimp.

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