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Morning Roundup: Smith Will Modify Rape Definition in Horrible Bill

Chris Smith will remove the word “forcible” from his bad anti-abortion bill, NRTL says Medicaid doesn’t pay for the abortions of unbattered rape victims anyway, will contraceptives become free preventative medicine, don’t try to read RH Reality Check on a ferry in Canada, and the Senate does not repeal the health care law.

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The Company They Keep: Republican House Leader Meets with Radical Anti-Choice Terrorist

John Boehner has a sit-down with Randall Terry.  ‘Nuff said?

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Egg-as-Person State Law Campaigns Attract New Faces, Old Radicals

The so-called “personhood” movement promoting constitutional rights for fertilized eggs got a fresh shot in the arm in recent days with ballot initiatives gearing up in Florida and renewing efforts in Colorado and Montana. And a host of familiar nationally-known and emerging local activists from hard line anti-abortion groups are leading the new charge to ban abortion, contraception, and other comprehensive reproductive health care.

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Can Common Ground Prevail?

When it comes to the abortion conflict in the U.S. a fascinating new consensus is emerging: the need for common ground. And while the common ground movement has yet to formalize there are signs of its potency, to be sure.

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Republican Debate Features Reagan – err, Romney

Republicans convened on an Iowa stage today for the first Iowa presidential debate. Did Mitt Romney really say he’d cut this administration’s ineffective teen pregnancy prevention programs?

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