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What John Boehner Can Learn From Abortion History About Ending the Shutdown

The pressures are intensifying on John Boehner, the Speaker of the House—the person who does have the power to end the shutdown by bring a no-strings attached budget bill.

House Speaker John Boehner, like New York’s George Michaels during the state’s 1970 abortion vote, has the opportunity to do the right thing, even if it costs him his speakership. But will he do it?

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Was 2012 A “Year of the Woman?” Depends Who You Ask

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, at the National Press Club event 01/07/13. (National Press Club.)

With the greatest number of women ever in Congress, there is still mathematical reason to debate 2012 as a “Year of the Woman.” The elections have come and gone and men still hold 80 out of 100 (80 percent) seats in the Senate, and 355 of 433 (82 percent) filled seats in the House. 

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We Each Must Strive to be “More Like George”

Of course, you are all like George.  You care for women regardless of the personal risks, the political climate, the increasing number of restrictions and regulations and pure harassment that you and your patients endure.

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Morning Roundup: Montana Judge Orders Hysterectomy

Operation Rescue holds breath, stamps feet about Planned Parenthood funding, Arkansas legislature introduces “fetal pain” bill, will GOP choose budget cuts or denial of women’s rights, and a Montana judge orders a hysterectomy against a woman’s will.

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Morning Roundup: Virginia Targets Abortion Clinics

Virginia is poised to enact regulations that would close all but five abortion clinics in that state, a town in the Philippines now requires a prescription for condoms, Medicaid considers STD screenings for the elderly, and an anti-choice plea to John Boehner.

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Attention Ladies: John Boehner Wants to be Your Pimp

After years of wandering in the desert, trying to figure out why Republicans are and have been so hell-bent on controlling our bodies, it suddenly dawned on me.  John Boehner and the House GOP want to be your pimp.

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