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Why Scientific Integrity Policies are So Important for Government Agencies

Sadly, only about a quarter of the relevant agencies have developed scientific integrity policies as required under White House guidelines and publicly released them.

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The Plan B Decision: A Dangerous Precedent

To the FDA, the evidence is clear: Plan B is safe for women of all ages. Yet in a dangerous precedent, the Secretary overturned the decision based on pseudo-scientific concerns about misuse among younger adolescents.

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The EC Decision: Where Were The President’s Science Advisors?

Dr. Susan Wood discusses the recent misuse of science and data as part of the decision by the Secretary of HHS to overrule the scientific determination by the FDA Commissioner on bringing Plan B fully over the counter.

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The Plan B Decision: Sacrificing “Change We Can Believe In” for Expediency?

We cannot let the Democrats, let our president, lose sight of what this decades-old debate about access to all forms of reproductive healthcare is really about; that is, for women to have any sort of autonomy and self-determination within our society. 

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STOKING FIRE: Clinic Violence Needs to Be Controlled

Clinic escorts around the country say that antiabortion protesters are allowed great freedom, including physically touching, threatening, and lying to patients. It is imperative that protections for clinicians, patients, and health center property are expanded.

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Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: The First SOTU Promise Broken?

Will the Obama Administration follow through on promises to end “Dont Ask, Don’t Tell,” and lift the ban on gays in the military or are we facing same-old, same-old politics from the administration of “change?”

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CQ: Paul Farmer “Out of Running” for Top Post at USAID

CQ’s Adam Graham-Silverman citing Hill aides and people in the foreign aid community, reports today that Dr. Paul Farmer, recently considered as the most likely nominee to head the United States Agency for International Development, is no longer in the running for the job.

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Misguided Arguments Against Obama

An article at the Heritage Foundation offers twelve administration policies that "undermine civil society."

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The Pro-Pregnancy Nominee

I applaud Sebelius for considering the needs of pregnant women in Kansas.

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Funding to Push Women for Obama’s Cabinet Dries Up

Funding the Women’s Appointments Project to suggest women for President Obama’s Cabinet hasn’t materialized, a blow for a process that has been operating in presidential election years since 1976.

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