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Reid and Pelosi Celebrate Opening of Obamacare Exchanges Amid Government Shutdown

Nancy Pelosi with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on the left, and Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) on the right. Behind Harkin stands Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined union leaders in celebration of the official launch of the Affordable Care Act, and laid the government shutdown at the feet of Republicans.

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Another Legislative Session in Minnesota, Another Attempt to Challenge Doe v. Gomez

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Doe v. Gomez makes abortion a right regardless of a woman’s ability to pay. Minnesota’s anti-choice community wants to end that.

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Michigan Lawmakers Continue Onslaught of Anti-Choice Legislation in the New Session

Rep. Mike Shirkey. (wrongformichigan.org)

Clearly not content with the recent passage of one of the most extreme pieces of anti-abortion legislation in the country, Michigan lawmakers are already hard at work pushing for still more barriers to abortion access.

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Irrationality vs. Science: The IOM Recommendations

If you had any lingering hope that the Institute of Medicine could recommend including contraception in the list of preventive services that should be offered without co-pay and not have a hysterical reaction from anti-choicers, I’m afraid I’ll have to dash those hopes.

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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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The Nelson “Compromise:” What It Will Cost Us

By catering to Nelson, the Bishops, and fundamentalists, the Senate aided the anti-choice forces in achieving one of their primary goals: further stigmatizing reproductive and sexual health care, and making it harder for women to get.

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NYT Letter to Editor by Congresswoman Capps Rebuts Stupak Editorial

The NYT published a Letter to the Editor by Congresswoman Capps published this weekend rebutting points made by Cong. Stupak in his editorial last week.

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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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Stupak’s NYT Op-Ed: Congresswoman Capps Responds

Yesterday’s NYT op-ed by Rep. Bart Stupak made misleading claims about the Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Here, Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA), author of the Capps Amendment, provides a reality check to his claims.

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Mr. Stupak: Here’s a Senate Speech You’ll Need To Hear

No one reading this has forgotten that the House passed a healthcare “reform” bill that includes the Stupak Amendment. Here’s a speech Congressman Stupak needs to hear.

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