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“Morals” and “Faith” Far From Monolithic on Abortion, Stupak Amendment and Health Reform

A backlash is growing against recent effort by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to impose ultra-conservative Catholic ideology on U.S. public health policy and women’s rights as a growing number of faith leaders speak out.

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(VIDEO) Sen. Gillibrand and NARAL New York Host Anti-Stupak Media Conference

Senator Gillibrand helped lead efforts to defeat the Stupak-Pitts amendment in Senate and continues to lead the effort to have the language removed before final passage of health reform. The Senator was joined by NARAL New York and Gloria Steinem at a media conference on November 16th.

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What’s the Message on Miscarriage and Abortion…Suffer in Silence or Be Shamed?

In 140 characters, Penelope Trunk started a controversy around how women should react to a miscarriage. Is it best to suffer in silence? Are you ever allowed to be grateful? And above all, are you EVER allowed to discuss abortion?

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It’s No Joke: Center for Reproductive Rights Airs Ad On Stupak Amendment

As part of a new online and television campaign, the Center for Reproductive Rights will air a newly created ad, on cable stations, sharing the truth about health care reform and abortion coverage – essentially, the Stupak Amendment bans insurance coverage of abortion for all women – and what you can do to fight this in the Senate moving forward.

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RNC Health Plan Covers Abortion and Other Facts & Lies Behind the Stupak Amendment

The RNC covers abortion services under their health insurance plan. It’s facts uncovered like this one that point to the reality that there are far too many lies and misleading statements behind the anti-choice Stupak Amendment.

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Dear Progressive Allies in Health Care Reform: Where Were You on the Stupak Amendment?

Dear progressive allies, I know abortion has been made controversial and politics is a giant game. But we can win if we stick together. So where are you on the Stupak Amendment?

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Roundup: US News Gets It All Wrong, A Real Live Internet Birth?!, Jesus and Frozen Embryos

US News & World Report offers up an entirely incorrect report of what the Stupak Amendment does, a young woman gives birth and you can watch it live on the internet!, Broadsheet calls for clearly identifying Jesus in the details of an article on IVF.

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Religious Tyranny Shames Religion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has debased itself by turning into a lobbying group of the most aggressive and inappropriate sort.

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UPDATED: DeGette Leading Charge Against Stupak Amendment in the House

Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus and a leader of efforts to defeat the Stupak Amendment in the House health care reform bill last Saturday is now collecting signatures of House members who are vowing to vote against reform unless the language is stripped.

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Anti-Choice Amendment: “I Am Confident…That It Won’t Be There”

Pro-choice Democrats in the House of Representatives are fighting against the anti-choice Stupak Amendment that rolls back women’s rights in order to pass health care reform legislation.

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