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Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?

The policies promoted by anti-choice forces in Congress are not good for any woman, whether Jewish or not. What does all this have to do with the Jews?

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“New Life” Trumps “Existing Life” in the Modern Republican Party

Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.

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Back to Sunday School: A Rabbi and a Minister Unpack ‘Personhood’

I emailed a rabbi and a minister about the “divine laws” that Mississippi personhood advocates are trying to encompass in Initiative 26. Turns out some Mississippians could use a Sunday school refresher course.

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HR 358, The Let Women Die Act of 2011, Is Tantamount to Legal Rape

When it comes down to it, these laws represent legal rape. If rape is the insertion of an object into the body of an unwilling person, then what else can you call laws insisting that a woman submit to pregnancy regardless of her age, the circumstances under which she became pregnant, her health, or her general well-being?

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How HR 358, the Let Women Die Act 2011, Violates International Human Rights Standards

In Nicaragua, after a total ban on abortion was passed, a woman with an ectopic pregnancy was allowed to languis in a hospital, waiting for her fallopian tube to rupture before a doctor agreed to operate even though there was no doubt regarding the outcome of her pregnancy. This is the world that Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) would like to bring to America with the passage of H.R. 358, the Let Women Die Act of 2011.

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Rep. Nikki Tsongas: “Let’s Focus On the Right Thing”

Speaking out against the “Protect Life Act,” the Massachusetts Congresswoman accuses Congress of “focusing on the wrong things.”

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Obama Administration Will Veto HR 358

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The president’s advisers say that if the Pitts bill passes, Obama will veto.

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Weekly Pulse: The Republicans’ War on Women

Last week the fate of the entire federal government revolved around birth control. Yes, birth control. Analysis of the ongoing war against women being waged in Congress and in state legislatures nationwide.

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(VIDEO) MoveOn.org Takes On GOP Threats to Women’s Lives

MoveOn.org is taking on the GOP’s efforts to strip women of their basic rights and to eliminate access to reproductive health care. 

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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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