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Ludacris’ Lyrics: Misogyny, Racism and The Reality of America

Ludacris releases his newest song to outrage – at the sexism directed at Senator Clinton in the lyrics. It’s nothing new but this historic moment will benefit very few if we keep pitting racism against sexism.

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Health Advocates Say HHS Proposal Raises ‘Grave Concerns’

57 health advocacy organizations sent a letter to Secretary Michael Leavitt this morning urging the administration to abandon efforts to implement a rule that would limit access to critical women’s health services.

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The Pro-Choice First Lady Stunt

Pro-choice First Ladies who have no influence on their husbands’ anti-choice policies reinforce the idea that the power over women’s lives should ultimately reside with men.

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Progressive Bloggers Do Texas – And Confront Bad Sex Education Policies

Home to Netroots Nation this week, the progressive convention for political activists and bloggers, Texas is also home to the highest teen birth rate in the nation while spending more on abstinence-only programs than any state. The mix is the perfect recipe for political change.

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Louisiana Law To Allow ‘Alternative Science Texts’ In Public Schools

The Louisiana Senate just passed a bill to allow public school teachers to “supplement” their science materials specifically addressing evolution and global warming in the bill itself.

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Roundup Redux: C-Sections, Anti-Choice Connecting The Dots

This Wednesday afternoon Roundup includes: C-sections are causing preterm birth, outlandish anti-choice legislation titles, midwifery successes and connecting the anti-choice dots.

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Bush and Abstinence Off Beat in Africa

Television footage from President Bush’s African trip show his efforts to fit in, to “go native” but like his failed abstinence only policies, he keeps missing the beat.

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Bush Budget Shortchanges Women

Government budget plans overlook the needs of women. The solution? Gender-budgeting.

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Bush Budget Slashes Women’s Health Funding

President Bush’s proposed budget is released today. In what seems like his final farewell to women’s health, international family planning and domestic health care programs are slashed and gutted.

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Bush in Your Bedroom

President Bush has used his years in office to limit reproductive freedom and stack critical posts with right-wingers bent on rolling back the clock.

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