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How to Celebrate 38 Years of Roe v Wade (or Women Are People, Too)

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Roe vs Wade becoming law of land.  And it is still being debated as if the Supreme Court had not ruled and as if it were still up to states and the US legislatures to take away a woman’s basic right to own her body. 

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Anti-Choice Republicans Using Repeal as Attack on Reproductive Rights

Women’s groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women’s health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women’s health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.

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FRC Misleads on Catholic Hospitals, Abortion Care

Three Catholic hospitals are for sale in Pennsylvania and the anti-choice Family Research Council is blaming it on the non-existent taxpayer funded abortion care in health care reform.

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Real Anti-Choice Agenda Revealed in Attack on Anti-Choice Dems

A number of anti-choice groups have decided to target anti-choice Democrats who voted for health care reform, even though there’s no reality-based reason to think the law provides funding for abortion.

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Stupak Hints at Retirement and Senior Dems Are Trying to Talk Him Out of It?

Serious disconnect. MSNBC reports this morning that “at the top of the list” of concerns about “important incumbents” who might retire sits Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak.

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(VIDEO) Stupak Wants An Apology. But Will He Also Offer One?

Bart Stupak deserves an apology from Randy Neugebarger.  But he and others in Congress, the USCCB, and the broader anti-choice movement also need to offer one and apologize to the women, men, clinic workers and doctors faced with the same uncivil taunts–and physical threats–every day. 

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(UPDATED) The Health Care Bill and Women’s Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Today, President Obama will sign into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  An initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women’s health and rights.

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Nelson to Vote No on Reconciliation

Having stuck around long enough to do the dirty work of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) has stated he will now vote no on reconciliation. 

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(UPDATE and CORRECTION) White House Crafting Deal with Stupak on Executive Order

The White House is an executive order to placate Bart Stupak on a bill that already includes the most wide-ranging restrictions on women’s rights to choose since before Roe v. Wade.

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Who Is Bart Stupak?

Who is Bart Stupak and why is he fronting for the far right in the health care debate? An analysis of Stupak’s political record and past history reveals that he was the perfect man for the job: a consistently anti-choice Democrat who isn’t worried about reelection, who has a strong connection to the Religious Right and who has done their bidding before. He’s their chosen and willing one and by not wavering thus far, he’s done them proud.

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