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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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Update: On The Relationship Between Saddleback and PEPFAR

Expert sources consulted for “Untold Consequences” underscored that while there is no known direct funding link between Saddleback and PEPFAR, the key question is which of the organizations and churches in various countries affiliated with Saddleback have received funding from PEPFAR.

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The Epic Smackdown: Will It Stick?

For the pro-choice community, Tuesday’s election was an epic smackdown of the religious right. So how do we keep them from bouncing back?

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In Election ’08, “Pro-Life” Not Enough for Iowa GOP

In Iowa, social conservatism — especially as it pertains to issues of reproductive health and abortion — seemed to carry less sway than in elections past.

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Roundup: Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy

Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.

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