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2008 Top Ten Wins for Women’s Health

From Connecticut to Colombia, here are the International Women’s Health Coalition’s top ten wins for women’s health in 2008.

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Will Anti-Choice Forces Take Advantage of Bush Legacy?

Even with victories on anti-choice initiatives, and even with this election, individual state legislatures remain dangerous arenas in which we struggle to preserve every woman’s rights.

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“Who’s Going To Watch An Entire Show About Abortion?”

Last night the television show Boston Legal attempted to address parental consent laws for abortion. Let me just say that to root a story about abortion on the perspectives of two older men is, well, interesting.

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Roundup: A Final Look at Poll Results on Abortion Related Ballot Initiatives

Abortion related ballot initiatives will be decided in California, Colorado and South Dakota today; Jill at Feministe offers up a nice voter guide; Why Catholics shouldn’t be afraid to support a pro-choice candidate; New York Times looks at the demographics of women who have had an abortion.

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Proposition 4: Constitutional Amendments for Sale

Two wealthy Californians have bank-rolled this year’s parental notification ballot initiative as well as the two nearly identical prior measures, corrupting the ballot initiative process and putting teens at risk.

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California’s Prop 4 Jeopardizes the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Dr. Eleanor Drey, an OBGYN from California, says that Proposition 4 would place the duties of police and detectives in the hands of doctors, jeopardizing the crucial doctor-patient relationship.

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Roundup: Election Comes at Key Point for High Court’s Stance on Abortion

The result of the presidential election will determine the direction of the Supreme Court on Roe; Another California paper comes our against Proposition 4; Economists have show that working women are key to world prosperity, so how can better enable women to work?; Rwandan teens ask parents to talk to them about sex.

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Roundup: “Pro-Life, Pro-Obama” Radio Ad, High Rate of HIV Infection in Philadelphia

Radio ad says “Too many unborn lives are being lost while we wait for judges to get it right.”; Opponents of California’s Prop 4 and Prop 8 join forces on college campuses; HIV rate comparatively high in Philadelphia; Abortion laws liberalized in 16 countries since 1998; What if pro-choice Tom Ridge had been on the McCain ticket?; Birth attendants in Zambia.

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What (and Who) Is Behind CA’s Parental Notification Push

“Sarah’s Law” is the third attempt to get California voters to say yes to parental notification. But there is no “Sarah” and government mandated parental notification won’t improve communication between parents and teens.

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Roundup: Parental Notification Risky for Some Teens

Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops’ narrow anti-abortion effort hurts ‘pro-life’ cause.

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