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Speaker Pelosi: Save the Public Option and Defend Women’s Health

An open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking her to save the Public Option and provide healthcare access to millions of Americans.

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Wreckonciliation

To coin a cliche on International Women’s Day, I have to ask: Where’s the beef?  American women are being told that our most fundamental right–to control our reproductive destiny–should be of no consequence in health reform.

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Reconciliation and Public Option on Their Way?

Support is growing for a reconciliation on the healthcare bill, including adding a public option. This time, it’s among the U.S. Senators.

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Weekly Pulse: What’s Next For Health Care Reform?

The Senate passed its health care bill in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. 
Next, representatives from the House and the Senate will merge their respective bills in a conference committee.

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‘Twas the Night Before Conference, When All Through the House….

‘Twas the night before Conference, when all through the House…Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The amendments were hung by the manager’s chair, In hope that the votes soon would be there.

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Thirteen Religious Organizations Call on Senate to Reject Stupak Language

Thirteen religious organizations sent a letter to the Senate members calling on them to vote against efforts to amend the bill with Stupak language.

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Ben Nelson Latest Elected Official to Ask Catholic Bishops to Give Their Approval to US Law

Just in case you had any doubt about the direct–and I mean direct–intervention of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in curtailing women’s rights in US health reform legislation, here is the latest evidence of how some representatives are working at what appears to be the behest of the bishops. Ben Nelson is holding a Senate Stupak Amendment until the Bishops “have time to review it.”

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‘Menopausal Militia’ to Young Women: It’s Your Body!

Young women of America: Today’s fight is a defining battle for American women. Fail to understand this at your peril.

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Weekly Pulse: Crunch Time in the Senate

In the Weekly Pulse, Lindsay Beyerstein reports on this week’s developments on health care reform, the public option, and new recommendations on mammogram screening for breast cancer detection.

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Sherrod Brown Optimistic About Public Option

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is optimistic that the drama over the public option will end, telling CNN this week that the historical significance of the reform vote will ultimately be enough to sway the four moderates now opposing the public option to vote in favor of the bill.

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