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‘He Said/She Said’ Journalism: A Growing Threat to Public Health

Jenny McCarthy talks to CNN about her son's autism.

Actress Jenny McCarthy got more pushback for her anti-science statements on morning TV than most politicians do for making similarly discredited statements about reproductive health care.

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Todd Akin: Remove His Mask and You’ll Find Mitt Romney

Let’s be very clear that the Republican Party Platform endorses no abortion for any woman for any reason. And that this was not just the ignorant opinion of an isolated individual. This is part of the campaign of misinformation that the far Right Wing has been waging since at least the time of Reagan. 

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Perverting Informed Consent: The South Dakota Court Decision

Numerous anti-choice laws—like South Dakota’s—exploit informed consent doctrine to further goals antithetical to the notion of autonomy that these laws pretend to promote.

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When Lying To Women Is Mandated Care: Informed Consent, Abortion, and the Role Played by Justice Kennedy

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The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals gave constitutional protection to misleading women seeking abortion care. Now it will almost certainly rest on Justice Kennedy to address challenges to informed consent laws, problems with which can be traced back to him in the first place.

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The Clitoris, the Vagina and Orgasm: Feelings and Frameworks

Knowing the issues with clitoral versus vaginal orgasms in terms of history and the politics around women and sexuality, how do you rectify when orgasm feels different based on those different kinds of stimulation?

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Three on Virginity, Ideals and Regrets

How can you become a virgin again?  Can you become a virgin again? Why keep using that term at all, and keep trying to make sense out of a freamework we know often just isn’t sensible?

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WashPo Makes Amends on Cuccinelli Fail, Sort Of

Yesterday we critiqued the Washington Post‘s front-page article on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to justify his ideological war on women’s rights by professing a concern for their health and safety. Today, a Post editorial addresses the issue.  It’s not enough.

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Pseudo-science and Pseudo-sympathy in the Abortion and Breast Cancer Debate

Anti-choicers use pseudo-science and pseudo-sympathy to perpetuate misinformation about the risks of abortion, and the unproven links to breast cancer. Why? Because they “care” about women.

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More Anti-Healthcare Scare Tactics

The latest anti-healthcare myth is starting to
trickle down.

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