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FDA Should Act Quickly to Approve New Emergency Contraceptive

The FDA is considering approval of a new pregnancy prevention option.  Anti-choicers are, unsurprisingly, opposing approval of and expanded access to the method.

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Summertime and the Opposition’s Uneasy

The world is bursting with signs of life, so naturally, America’s oxymoronically named “pro-life” forces are haunted even more by the “fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.”

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A Quiet Faith: Pro-Choice Clergy Speak Out

While few pro-choice religious leaders get noticed, across the country clergy provide support to their parishioners struggling with medical issues – including reproductive health care.

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We All Love Babies. Not Everyone Loves the Women Who Bear Them.

Anti-choicers rely on two truisms–everyone loves babies but not everyone loves women–to erase public understanding of the intimate connection between reproductive freedom for women and the well-being of wanted children.

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Anti-Choice Woman-Hating Goes Mainstream

In some extremist anti-choice circles, full-throated woman-hating never went away.  But among other “mainstream” anti-choice groups, latent mysogyny is now out in the open.

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The Grizzly-Sized Hypocrisy of Sarah Palin and the Right

Governor Palin, I have a few questions for you. Is it hypocritical when feminists fight for sexuality education in the schools? Is it hypocritical when we fight for subsidized child-care, equal pay and funding for higher education?

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(VIDEO) Rand Paul: All for Liberty and Freedom Unless You’re Black, Female, Disabled, or Gay

Rand Paul, the Tea Party candidate who won the Kentucky Republican nomination for Senate, is one scary dude who is finding that his politics of division and hatred don’t transfer very well under the harsh glare of fact and sanity.

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(UPDATED) Pro-Choice House Leader Calls on Senate to Question Kagan on Abortion Memo, Commitment

UPDATED: Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, head of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to question Kagan on her commitment to the right to choose and on her “troubling” memo written for President Clinton.

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Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer (UPDATED)

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy.  Today’s example is Congressman Mark Souder. 

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Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS Nominee Kagan a Cipher on Choice

Despite a long career in legal academia, Kagan has published very little and seems to have studiously avoided taking a stand on almost any controversial issue. 

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