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Taking Stock of Women’s Progress at Democratic Convention

Women who supported Hillary Clinton for president may be inclined to measure the Democratic National Convention in Denver for what it is not: a place where history will be made with the first woman at the top of a major-party presidential ticket. Yet the convention can also be used as a measure for what it is: a showcase of the progress women have made over the last century.

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Pelosi Argues for Respect, Prevention on Meet the Press

Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighs in on the discussion about when life begins on Meet the Press, making a strong case for respecting differing beliefs and pursuing common sense prevention agendas.

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Roundup: Taking Back the Reproductive Health Debate

How the Dems can take back the reproductive health debate and win, The opening salvo of the Right’s War on Contraception,A former priest recalls his banishment from the church because of his stance on contraception, Pelosi on ab-only.

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Lily Ledbetter Rally for Family Leave, Paid Sick Days

Last Thursday, Sen. Clinton, Speaker Pelosi and Lily Ledbetter herself rallied in our nation’s capitol for pay equity, federal family leave and more.

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Roundup: PEPFAR Passes in Senate, Pelosi Reacts to HHS Proposal

PEPFAR passes and HIV travel ban is repealed, Pelosi issues statement on Bush proposal that would limit access to birth control, PETA on pet birth control, Shout out to a great 70’s sex ed video.

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Progressive Bloggers Do Texas – And Confront Bad Sex Education Policies

Home to Netroots Nation this week, the progressive convention for political activists and bloggers, Texas is also home to the highest teen birth rate in the nation while spending more on abstinence-only programs than any state. The mix is the perfect recipe for political change.

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Anti-Choice Dem Wins Special Election

Democrat Don Cazayoux beat the far-right Republican Woody Jenkins, 49-46 percent, in Saturday’s special election in a heavily GOP district in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Madame Speaker, Make a Difference for Women on HIV

When it comes to PEPFAR, is Speaker Nancy Pelosi better for women and girls, or is President Bush’s Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. Mark Dybul? The Democratic Majority seems to be ignoring the pleas of public health experts.

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Scientists Tell Pelosi: No More Ab-only Funding

Ten leading scientists send an open letter to Congress urging them to discontinue funding for failed abstinence-only programs and offering to advise Congress on an alternative.

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Dems Finalize Massive Increase for Ab-Only

Today, the Democratic controlled Labor HHS Appropriations conference committee report includes the full increase requested by President Bush for abstinence-only programs. Let’s call that what it is: a stunning disgrace.

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