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One Reason to Celebrate Health Care Reform If You Support Reproductive Rights

Amid the anger, frustration, challenges and fights for women’s health and rights in health care reform, there is a reason for women’s health advocates to celebrate. Now we need to connect the obvious dots and advocate for the full spectrum of women’s reproductive rights. 

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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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Senate Bill More Closely Preserves Abortion Status Quo

Opponents and supporters of women’s choices in childbearing agreed early on, in theory, to maintain the “status quo” with “abortion neutral” health care legislation. The Senate bill achieves this goal; the House bill does not.

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DeGette Statement on Abortion Coverage In Senate bill: “A Common-Sense Provision”

Rep. Diana DeGette releases a statement on the Senate bill’s exclusion of the anti-choice Stupak Amendment language and her vision for moving forward with health care reform.

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The Advantage of Bringing A Bill With A Public Option to the Floor

Mike Lillis explains why at least one Senator thinks it is critical to include a public option in the bill that ultimately comes to the Senate floor for a vote.

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Democrats To Fight Defining Domestic Violence as ‘Pre-Existing Condition’

As part of health care reform, Democrats vow to ban the practice of denying health insurance coverage to victims of domestic violence.

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Daily Pulse: Public Option Is Alive and Kicking

Reports of the death of the public option were greatly exaggerated. In fact, Democrats now have a chance to move further to the left. Also, can reproductive choice help reverse climate change?

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Roundup: Public Option is Alive, National Sex-Ed Week of Action, Is Yaz Safe?

Health care reform needs to result in affordable health insurance options, the death of the public option is highly exaggerated, teens acknowledge the National Sex-Ed Week of Action and the birth control pill known as Yaz is being criticized for its safety.

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Sen Kyl: “I Don’t Need Maternity Care Coverage…”, Sen. Stabenow: “But Your Mother Did”

A male senator decides maternity care doesn’t need to be covered under insurance plans because he doesn’t need it and is reminded by a woman that, well, his mother may have needed it, huh? The health care reform process is uncovering why just being a woman seems to be a pre-existing condition for insurance companies.

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Senate Approves Sotomayor for Supreme Court

By a vote of 68 to 31, the Senate has confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

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