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Obama and the Pope: Symbolism, Not Substance

Pope Benedict recently claimed that the church does not "interfere in any way in the politics of States."  However, recent evidence suggests that the pope’s claims that church does not "interfere…in the politics of States" are more than a little disingenuous.

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Common Ground Decides Elections

Less than half of American voters
self-identify as pro-choice. Democrats cannot build a winning coalition without attracting and keeping some
self-identified pro-lifers. Obama’s common ground campaign promises helped do that. The new swing voter is a pro-lifer for common ground.

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Roundup: Operation Rescue’s Headquarters Attacked

Operation Rescue’s Headquarters Attacked; President Obama and the Pope Will Meet; Operation Rescue’s "Research Project"

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Pregnant with Potential

Today, we are hearing more and more Americans in both parties and on all points of the political spectrum call for common ground solutions to this most divisive issue.

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Sotomayor, Obama, and Empathy

Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor is the latest event in an interesting conflict between the President and conservatives. As a candidate, Obama was diplomatic, and as a President, he is adept at articulating and advancing policy without incensing opponents.

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Obama to Announce Sotomayor as Supreme Court Nominee Today

It is being widely reported by many news outlets that President Obama will, at about 10:15 am ET this morning, announce that appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is his nominee for the Supreme Court.

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Common Ground-is it feasible?

To make new, sustainable legislation and policy on the legal issues surrounding abortion, Obama has brought together leaders in both the pro-choice and anti-choice movements to work together.  But will it work?

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Let’s Go Three-for-Three: Don’t Give the Right Wing a Win on Obama’s Nominees

In her reader diary, Nancy Keenan writes: The media is abuzz with stories of GOP obstructionism of some of Obama’s nominees. NARAL Pro-Choice America is taking action to keep the pressure on.

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Obama Repeals Global Gag Rule

The global gag rule has never reduced abortion — rather, it resulted in an attack on the delivery of family planning services that could help reduce abortion. And now President Obama has repealed it.

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HHS Rule May Be Subject to Obama’s Halt on Bush Regulations

The Legislative Advocate for California NOW claims that a contact at the Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the HHS provider conscience regulation will be frozen along with Bush’s other midnight regulations.

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