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Mother’s Day, at an Abortion Clinic

Escorts stand shoulder to shoulder, bound to strangers in an effort to offer a kind word or two to clients who are exercising their right to make a compassionate, informed, responsible decision, a motherly choice.

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Barriers to Home Birth Fall in Washington State

Thanks to a history of expansive access to midwifery care and a number of big legislative gains, low-income women in Washington State now have more birthing options than most women around the country.

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Real Parents Want Real Sex Ed

My daughter could only get extra credit in health class if I signed a release form for her to participate in an abstinence-only program.

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Roundup: Indeed, Breast Is Best

Indeed, breast is best, Senate Finance Committee to vote on Sebelius nomination; White House unveils domestic HIV/AIDS plan; new NIH guidelines address creation of stem cell lines.

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Roundup: How Beneficial Is Breastfeeding?

How beneficial is breastfeeding?; Vatican rejects Caroline Kennedy as ambassador; abortion legislation in Kansas after Sebelius; comparing the struggles for marriage equality and reproductive rights.

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Exemptions from Military Service: Mothers in the Military and Fathers at Home?

Should the Army have exempted a mother from active-duty service because she has two young children, when her husband could have cared for them?

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My Body, My Tweets

Who knows how many young Erykah Badu fans knew nothing about natural childbirth, and learned something from her tweets?

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Eight Is Not Enough? The Big Families We Love to Hate

After a brief moment of “miracle news” coverage when the successful delivery of the California octuplets was first announced, criticism of the mother and her doctors began to mount from across the ideological spectrum.

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The Adoption Consensus?

When emotions get heated among those who disagree on abortion rights, it can be easy to settle the conversation by calling on adoption as a “compromise.” Is treating adoption as a solution to abortion the best way to craft sensible adoption policy?

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No “Safe Haven” in New Nebraska Law

“Safe haven” laws don’t do much to reduce the rates of infanticide, but they do give anti-choicers cover for their argument that forcing women to give birth against their will is no big deal.

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