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The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Spain: Our Struggle Is Yours

Pro-choice card from Madrid. Translation to English: "That is a moral sin! That is a criminal offense! That is my decision."

A new bill in Spain threatens to make abortion a crime. This would be a giant step backward for women and for all of Spanish society.

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Why Is Iran Still Stoning Women for “Adultery?”

As of this writing, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, age 43 and mother of two children, was slated to be buried up to her chest so Iranian men could throw medium sized rocks at her as a punishment for alleged adultery, a ritual act called stoning.

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Sunsara Taylor on cultural relativism

“And who are you to criticize someone else’s culture?”  Sunsara Taylor takes this on…

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Clinton: Second Term as Secretary of State “Not Likely”

In an interview to air tonight at 8pm on the PBS show Tavis Smiley Reports (an hour before the President’s State of the Union address), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton indicates she will not serve a second term.

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Court Orders Nepal to Improve Access to Abortion

Great news out of Nepal! In just a few years, the country has gone from
a total abortion ban to allowing abortion under most circumstances to
this week, the Supreme Court ordering the government to set up an
abortion fund for poor women and to invest in an education campaign on
abortion.

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The Yanks Are Coming — Back

At the moment the Obama administration’s decision to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council grabbed headlines, the U.S. quietly took the reins on the most important human rights issue for humanity’s future: sexual and reproductive rights.

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Global Gag Rule Just the First Step: The US International Abortion Funding Ban

The impact of repealing the global gag rule will be significant. But repealing the gag rule will not end the longstanding ban on foreign aid for safe abortion care.

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Sen. Clinton Accepts Secretary of State: Will She Champion Women’s Rights Worldwide?

The selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State represents an important first step down a new path for American foreign policy — one in which women’s health and rights are paramount.

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Behind the Spectacle: Women’s Human Rights in China

Behind the Olympic spectacle, what is the reality in China for women, their health, reproductive rights, and human rights?

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Even Legal Abortion Is Hard to Access in Poland

Abortion in Poland is legal when the mother’s life or health is at risk, in cases of fetal malformation, or when pregnancy is a result of a crime, and a clear majority of Poles support access to abortion in these cases. So why is accessing legal abortion so difficult?

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