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Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimating private abortion coverage and crippling public funding for abortion.

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Women and the U.S. Constitution: A Call to Action

Does the U.S. Constitution protect women against discrimination? Justice Scalia thinks not. Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment is exactly what we need right now.

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Taking Stock: Some Choice Reflections at the Year End

Is the pro-choice movement doing enough to ensure access for poor women?  Ask yourself what more you can do, and act on at least some of the recommendations included here.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Wal-Mart Discrimination Suit is Class-Action

In what could be a great boon for the retailer, the Supreme Court has announced it will hear Wal-Mart’s appeal that the gender discrimination suit not be allowed as class-action.

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Senate Confirms Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court

Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate as our next Supreme Court Justice.

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Roundup: Kagan Debate, and New Jersey Republicans Flip-Flop On Family Planning

The debate over Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination begins, and New Jersey Republicans who voted for family planning funding are now refusing to override the governor’s veto.

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Roundup: Kagan Passes Committee, Conservatives Get a Little Crazy

Elena Kagan is one step closer to being a Supreme Court Justice, and the anti-choice movement is starting to foam at the mouth.

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What the Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Guns Means for Domestic Violence Victims

Approximately 80 Americans die from guns EVERY DAY. And EVERY DAY 3 to 4 of these people are women shot and killed by current or former husbands or boyfriends. While the Supreme Court still upholds the laws that prohibit gun ownership to the men that kill these women, there are those who believe that a woman’s life is not as important as her abuser’s access to the gun that can take her life.

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On the Fourth Day…Still Talkin’ Gays, Guns, and Abortion

The fourth day of the Kagan hearings included – once again, guns, gays, abortion, and let me throw in judicial activism, because what’s a Supreme Court Justice hearing without cries of “judicial activism” after all?

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Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday, and her nomination has been met by glum resignation on the left and indifference on the right.

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