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(VIDEO) The Arizona Shootings: Deflection or Responsibility?

A lone gunman killed six and injured 14 in Arizona, but tacit encouragement and responsibility for such violence rests with others. Will they accept–or deflect–their share of blame?

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‘Feminists for Life:’ A built-in contradiction?

Many scholars and activists argue that women’s liberation rests on a foundation of full reproductive options. Feminists For Life believes the opposite, arguing that being “prolife” (that is, anti-abortion) is inextricably linked to female empowerment.

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Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Say Abortion More Important Than Economy, Birthornot.com Couple “Rejects” Abortion

Newly elected Republicans around the country are hard at work dealing with the troubles afflicting our nation…access to abortion for women; The “Birthornot.com” couple makes a shocking decision; and surgeons gather from around the globe to address an entirely preventable and treatable childbirth-caused condition called obstetric fistula.

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Anti-choice Politicians Beware: Large Majority Strongly Opposes Republican Leadership’s “Plans” for Women

A more than two-thirds majority of voters–including those who voted for Republican/Tea Party candidates in the November 2010 election–strongly oppose the House Republican leadership’s declaration of war on women.

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Roundup: Welcome to the Culture War

As if we didn’t have enough foreign wars, it looks like a cultural war over abortion is ready to ignite in 2011.

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Thanksgiving Conversation Guide, Or How to Talk About Abortion When Your Family Is Borderline Tea Party

Going home for the holidays is always stressful, but if your family members have been regularly attending tea party rallies, you know that this one is going to be a doozy.

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Roundup: STIs and HIV Continue to Wreak Havoc While the United States Congress Prepares to Battle…What? Abortion

Despite some progress in reducing the incidence of gonorrhea in the United States, spyhillis and chlamydia continue to rise; women and girls make up an ever-increasing share of all those infected with HIV worldwide, and despite promises re: jobs! jobs! jobs! the Tea Party and conservative Republicans are gearing up to pat down your uterus daily.

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Repro Rights Afternoon Style: Silent Birth, AIDS denialism, Tea Party Abortion Argument and More

AIDS denialist given a radio gig, Tea Partiers argue over abortion and gays in the military, New Jersey legislators debate whether women’s health is all that important, and what is “silent birth”?

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Roundup: Will Tea Party and The Anti-Choice Splinter Post Election?

One group wants to stop talking about social issues.  For the other, it’s the only thing that matters.  How will the two continue to work together?

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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

It’s Veterans Day so I’m reminding myself (and others who need it) that our female vets are in need of gender specific health care upon returning home from combat; Sarah Palin and the Tea Party want less government – unless it has to do with abortion restrictions; a drug manufacturer of breast cancer treatment drugs adds cancer-causing agents to its drugs; and anorexic women face more unplanned pregnancies than do women who don’t suffer from the disorder.

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