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NPR Station Pulls Planned Parenthood Spots During Budget Debate

An NPR affiliate pulled ads purchased by the reproductive health group out of concern that “reasonable listeners” might question their editorial practices.

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(UPDATED) The Budget Stalemate and the Major Media Fail on Riders

As the uncertainty of the very real-life drama about the budget stalemate and threatened shutdown of the federal government drags on, there is one thing you can count on. Every single major media outlet has gotten the story about riders wrong.

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A Serendipitous Media Happening for 34 Million Friends of UNFPA

My adventure on Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on NPR. How playing golf leads to national media attention. 

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“Pro-Life:” Not What You Think It Means

Anti-choice organizations may guilt people into adopting a feel-good term like “pro-life,” but they haven’t succeeded in getting Americans to support their broader agenda.

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Terry Gross Interviews Richard Cizik, Discusses “Abortion Reduction”

Fresh Air’s Terry Gross brought Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, to her show on Tuesday.

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Roundup: Science Based Approach to HIV/AIDS Returns to South Africa

Science-based approach to HIV prevention returns to South Africa; Indian authors tell real stories of HIV epidemic in India; New cream could help women quietly protect themselves against HIV; Catholic university orders NPR station to stop accepting underwriting from Planned Parenthood; A mother’s final look at life.

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NPR’s ‘Sarah Palin and Feminism’s Rightward Path’

Are conservatism and feminism mutually exclusive? NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Ronnee Schreiber about her new book, Righting Feminism, particularly relevant during a historical election season for women  – with a conservative woman in the spotlight.

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