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A “Provocative” Look at the Christian Right

A new book by Jon A. Shields tries to make reasonable claims about the Christian-right and its "logic," but instead comes off as biased.

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At the Commission on the Status of Women: Snapshots of the Right

Not everyone present at the Commission on the Status of Women was advocating for sexual and reproductive health. Some right-wing organizations wanted to roll back progress on women’s health.

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Conservative Evangelicals + White House = Confusing Abortion Meeting

The White House is setting up a meeting with evangelicals to discuss “abortion reduction”. Right Wing Watch raises an interesting question about this: why?!

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Right’s Rubber Fetus Dolls, Scare Tactics at Commission on Status of Women

The fact that this year’s Commission on the Status of Women theme was the “equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men” mattered little to right-wing organizations, who emphasized abortion and sexual orientation.

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Does Dobson’s Departure From Focus on the Family Signal Change?

James Dobson is finally stepping down as Chairman of Focus on the Family so the organization can “appeal to a new generation.” But Dobson is far from retiring. And the organization still has its sights set on the same far right, religiously conservative goals.

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Where Did the Abortion Reduction Agenda Come From?

“Abortion reduction,” one of the signature anti-choice tactics of the 1990s, has now migrated into the Democratic Party under the guise of offering “common ground.”

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Peace Through Pro-Voice?

A “pro-voice” approach has a tremendous amount to offer those of us working for reproductive freedom. But it won’t bring peace, because hard-core anti-choicers are not and never have been in this to protect fetal life.

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Roundup: New York Legislature to Reform Sex Ed, Abortion Laws; Religious Right Attacks Daschle

Religious right opposes Daschle’s nomination as HHS Secretary; New York legislators to push sex ed, abortion law reform; would Gupta be an independent voice?; smart spending on family planning.

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Yes They Can’t: Right Wing Fundamentalists Taste Change

Some in the anti-choice establishment have cautiously stuck a toe onto the common ground that Obama has suggested is findable. The Old Guard, by contrast, is inspired in another way.

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Roundup: Opposition to HHS Rule; Religious Right Leaders Grumble Over Warren’s Planned Invocation

Reporting on the widespread opposition to HHS rule; religious right leaders grumble over Warren’s planned invocation; make mothers vectors for health information; Ariel Levy reviews new and old editions of “Joy of Sex,” “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”

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