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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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Home Economics: Planning for Parenting

Ready to raise a family? Parents and parents-to-be are facing a brutal economic moment and longstanding workplace and government policies that don’t support them in building their families. What solutions do our presidential candidates offer?

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First IVF Baby Turns 30

As a women’s health community, we must grapple with the ethical, moral, legal and financial impacts of IVF before others tell us what’s best for our bodies and our children.

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Obama’s Late Term Abortion Comments Ignore Stark Realities

If Obama knew my story, or the story of any woman who has sought a late term abortion, he wouldn’t make such careless comments on the legality of exceptions to abortion bans.

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When Motherhood Can Do What Rehab Can’t

The view that motherhood is a woman-taming tool isn’t limited to religious fanatics – witness the tabloid fascination with Nicole Richie’s (presumably) unplanned stumble into parenting.

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