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An Open Letter Of Thanks To The Buffett Foundation

More than 50 million women in this country have chosen legal abortion, with 50 million men  involved. It is time we all came out of the closet to claim what we have known all along—we are good people making moral choices in difficult circumstances.

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New York Times Article on Myth of “Racial Bias and Abortion” Omits Critical Analyses

In an examination of rumors being spread by anti-choicers that high rates of abortion among black women are due to a campaign of “racial genocide,” the New York Times once again failed to provide relevant evidence, data or balance on issues of critical importance.

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NYT Misleads on Pouillon Murder and Clinic Violence

The New York Times’ coverage of Pouillon’s murder obfuscates police reports that abortion was not a central factor, romanticizes anti-choice protesters, and ignores the history of anti-choice violence.

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The Pill Increases Your Risk…Compared to What?

When we hear about the increased risk of serious side effects, such as blood clots and strokes, associated with hormonal contraceptives, we should ask ourselves: "Compared to what?"

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Spinning the Sotomayor Abortion Debate in the NYT

In her reader diary, Julie Hollar writes, The New York Times demonstrates how not to report on reproductive rights groups’ reaction to the Sotomayor nomination: by going to anti-choice activists to frame the story.

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Gender Cop Dowd’s Plagiarism Kerfluffle

This
revelation of Dowd’s thoughtless use of words is far from new. She’s been
a perennial thorn in the side of feminists and everyone who would like to move beyond Mad Men-era
perceptions of gender.

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A “Provocative” Look at the Christian Right

A new book by Jon A. Shields tries to make reasonable claims about the Christian-right and its "logic," but instead comes off as biased.

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The Media on Rihanna: Love Doesn’t Hurt, But Abuse Is Complicated

A growing number of people in the media seek to dissolve the myth of women’s culpability in violent relationships. But the question that is asked most often of the Rihanna/Chris Brown story is “Why did she stay?” rather than “Why did he do it?”

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Gorney Examines Palin as “True Lifer”

Cynthia Gorney has a must read piece in the New York Times, entitled "True Lifer"
noting the appeal of Gov. Sarah Palin to voters who want to ban all
abortions.

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Fiscally Conned, Socially Conned: The Con Game of Conservative Talking Points

As the reality of governing-by-deregulation-talking-points trickles down upon us, is it too much to hope that voters might see through social conservative talking points too?

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