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Regional Groups Find Allies in New Places

While ultra-conservatives attempt to derail health reform with intellectually dishonest charges of taxpayer-funded abortion, state and local pro-choice advocates seek more centrist issues to attract allies to the greater cause.

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Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act = (Reproductive) Justice

The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is at the top of the sworn-in-today’s 111th Congress’ list. Ensuring wage equity for women is inextricably linked to women’s health.

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It’s All About Abortion! Douthat’s Misguided Attempts to Attack Planned Parenthood

Ross Douthat is at it again – calling to defund Planned Parenthood, the health care provider that offers millions of Americans access to care critical for preventing unintended pregnancy and caring for ones’ health.

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Roundup: Vatican Issues Statement on Bioethics; FDA Panel Votes in Support of Female Condom

Vatican issues “sweeping” statement on bioethical issues; FDA advisors support approval of female condom; Ross Douthat misses the point of the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood; Afghans want larger families, can’t afford them.

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Taking Stock of Abortion Laws Across Europe

A new Council of Europe report reiterates what we already know – availability of legal abortion reduces the rate of unsafe abortion.

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McCain Calls Palin Direct Counter to Feminist Agenda

McCain calls Palin a direct counter to a feminist agenda but Governor Palin’s ceiling-breaking rise to prominence is a direct result of feminism – not to mention a host of other supremely beneficial public policies.

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GOP Ticket Firm on Abstinence-Only, Reproductive Rights

Unless John McCain and Sarah Palin make a point of discussing specific policies that support young people’s access to sexual health education, contraception for low income Americans, health care access for needy children and more – they are not “mixed” on reproductive health care and rights issues.

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