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The Neon Elephant in the Room: What the Media and Pundit Class Keep Missing About the “Abortion” Debate

What are the two most important points the media, pundit class, and progressive policymakers keep missing about the “abortion” debate? Answer: It’s not about abortion and it’s not about “life.”

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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They’re Forcing “Forcible Rape” On Us Again

House Members are using a backdoor route to get their way on “forcible” rape using patently false claims about the law.  It’s not the “longstanding policy” of the government to exclude victims of statutory rape.  It’s “longstanding policy” to include them.

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Defund It All, Let God Sort It Out

There’s a new crusade in the U.S., a crusade against any type of sex not solely for procreation.  The sword is the taxpayer funding, and the aggressors don’t care who their victims are.

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Mitch Daniels Continues GOP’s Use of Women’s Bodies as Political Pawns

Indiana women: Your bodies are now officially political pawns.  And Governor Daniels is calling check mate.

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What the Attack on Medicaid Means for Reproductive Health Care

Any cut to Medicaid is a threat to reproductive healthcare.  During this political War on Women, it is not unreasonable to assume that the first thing on the chopping block will be reproductive health services and women’s health care.

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Beyond Federal Funding for Contraception: Taking a Firm Stance on the Hyde Amendment

The term “pro-choice” has very little meaning if we are only defending the choice for those who can afford it.

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Don’t Let the Fight Over Contraception Distract Us from Access to Abortion

Now that anti-choicers have moved the fight to contraception in a dramatic way, it’s tempting to stop defending abortion altogether.  But we need to make sure we’re defending all women’s rights.

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One Year Later: Protecting the Gains, Correcting the Flaws of Health Care Reform

Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.

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