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“Is There a War on Women?” Obama White House Communications Director Dodges and Squirms

In a Q and A interview today at Netroots Nation, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer could not bring himself to acknowledge that there is a “war on women,” underway in the United States and fudged the issue of how exactly the Administration would either respond to or fight back attacks on women’s rights.

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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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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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What Are They Doing Out There? Misguided, Sometimes Dangerous “Prayer Warriors” Abrogate Human Rights

“What are they doing out there?” So-called prayer warriors misinform and mislead the public, intimidate clients, and prevent people from exercising their rights to health care.

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Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimating private abortion coverage and crippling public funding for abortion.

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Separate And Unequal: How Abortion Bans Exacerbate Discrimination

The Hyde Amendment banning federal funds for abortion care discriminates against low income women and women of color. But is far from the only ban that discriminates against women of color and low-income women.

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My Transnational Contraception Story

My experience with health care in my native country led me to take health insurance for granted and consider health care as a human right. What a shocking experience to come to the U.S. as a penniless international student!

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PHB: President Directs HHS to Expand Rights of LGBT Families Under Medicaid, Medicare

The President directs HHS to expand the rights of LGBT families under Medicaid and Medicare.

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Recipe for a Successful Medicaid Family Planning Program

Primary preventive health care delivery is changing. To move closer to universal access to reproductive health care, providers and supporters must seize the opportunity.

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(UPDATED) The Health Care Bill and Women’s Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Today, President Obama will sign into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  An initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women’s health and rights.

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