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Paul Ryan’s Budget and Another Front in the War on Women

The budget proposal put forth by Paul Ryan is a vicious and cruel all-out attack on everyone under the age of 55, but the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid that the Ryan plan propose would be felt in a particularly acute way by women.

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Indiana’s Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

While Indiana’s anti-abortion Republicans (and a select few Democrats) dig in their heels, thousands of people who use Medicaid to pay for birth control, STD testing and treatment, cervical cancer screening and breast exams are at risk.

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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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