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Afternoon Roundup: Safe Sex Flash Mob, Pushing Personhood in Florida, Porn Acting and Condoms: A Winning Mix?

Porn actors should wear condoms as a rule; pushing personhood for fetuses in Florida doesn’t seem to be a winning idea; the number of premature infants being born in the U.S is decreasing; and a safe-sex flash mob?

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Mendacity Exposed: Researcher Debunks the Big Lie on Abortion and Mental Health

Increasingly our politics and policies are shaped by lies and misinformation spread with the purpose of supporting a political agenda.  The issue of abortion and mental health–discussed in this weekend’s Washington Post–illustrates the case.

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Does Refusing a C-Section = Child Abuse?

A woman comes into a hospital, in labor, refuses to pre-consent to a c-section, and has her baby whisked away under charges of child neglect?

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Roundup: Lawyer Says Only Way To Not Violate LB594 Is To “Cease Providing Abortion Care”

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday announced their lawsuit against LB594.

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NIH Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Panel: Do Pregnant Women Have Full Decision Making Power?

The accessibility and safety of VBACs or vaginal birth after cesarean section have become issues of controversy for pregnant women and a cause for birth and reproductive justice advocates. Now an independent panel has concluded that, in fact, VBACs should be more accessible – in most circumstances.

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Worried About Women of Color? Thanks, But No Thanks, Anti-Choicers. We’ve Got It Covered.

The anti-choice movement uses false concern about women of color in a classic effort to divide-and-conquer. Reproductive justice advocates say thanks but no thanks…we’ve got it covered.

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Women Sterilized Against Their Will Win Settlement in Czech Court Case

Two women sterilized against their will have won large settlements in a court case in Prague that is seen as a first step toward securing justice for other victims of involuntary sterilization.

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A Promising First Step in Protecting Illinois Teenagers’ Health and Safety

An Illinois state court issued an emergency order yesterday blocking a law that prevents teens from having an abortion unless they notify a parent or go to court.

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Michigan HIV Activists Angered by No-Consent Testing Legislation

Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.

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Abortion is THE Issue for Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell’s position on abortion is not incidental to his career as a politician; it’s central, and it’s also extreme.

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