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Roundup: GOP Supports Big Government: Under Your Bed, In Your Bed, and In Your Medicine Chest

Those wild and crazy Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee can’t make up their minds about big government! They like big government subsidies if they are from farm states with lots of farmers (alive, dead, whose counting?), but they don’t like big government subsidies for poor women seeking, say, contraceptive supplies, breast and cervical cancer treatment, or testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (bad, bad, bad!).

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Family Planning is a Green Technology

Two hundred million women worldwide want to avoid pregnancy but lack access to contraception. Recent research suggests that filling this gap is a humane and cost-effective human rights and environmental strategy.

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Forty Days of Protesting Birth Control: This is “Pro-Life?”

Hunter Stuart traveled to Wisconsin to report on anti-contraception protests at family planning clinics that do not provide abortions… ever. Also watch Hunter’s video report.

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Roundup: UN Confirms Commitment to Sexual Health Education

The United Nations Population Fund reaffirms its commitment to finalizing international sexual education guidelines; efforts to correct misinformation campaign in health reform debates continue.

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World Congress of Families: Fringe, But Still Dangerous

One should be concerned about the World Congress of Families, not just because of what they say, but because of what they do: influence domestic and international policy.

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When Trustbusters Attack

By turning any public policy matter into a question about trust and honesty, as they are now with health care reform, right-wing groups avoid any serious policy debate and damage their victims’ credibility.

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Can Colorado Sen. Schultheis Be Musgraved?

Republican Senate Candidate Tom McDowell wants to move the dial in Colorado Springs away from a social politics that puts abortion, gay rights and illegal immigration front and center.

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Missionary Rhetoric Dominates at World Congress of Families

The conflict between a faithful or religiously fundamentalist way of
life and secularism has emerged as an underlying theme of this year’s
World Congress of Families (WCF) being held this week in Amsterdam,
Netherlands.

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Where Does Anti-Choice Extremism Come From?

Modern political history reveals that the roots of the evangelical “pro-life" movement come more from "segregation forever" than outrage in reaction to Roe.

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Fact-checking Religious Right reactions

Religious right, anti-abortion leaders ostensibly condemned Dr. Tiller’s
murder, but used his tragic death as a political platform to distort President Obama’s record on abortion and to spread misinformation about the issue.

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