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Afternoon Roundup: Is There Really A “Debate” About the “Protect Life Act”?

The “Protect Life” bill is not a debate; Can an iPhone catch you sinning?; Texas sonogram law moves forward; and Right Wing Watch brings you the men and women taking part in the Planned Parenthood smear and defunding campaign.

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As They Seek to Ban Abortion, GOP Also Moves to Eliminate Title X Family Planning Program

As members of the anti-choice Republican and Tea Party House majority debated allowing women to die to salve the consciences of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and using the tax code to virtually eliminate insurance coverage for abortion in the United States, they also took another brazen step by moving to dismantle Title X, the nation’s family planning program.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is Tunisia An Equal Rights Middle East Mecca for Women and Girls?

Is Tunisia a mecca for equal rights?; Extreme anti-choice legislator, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, announces a run for governor; President Obama’s report card for the state of women and girls in the U.S.; and Wal-Mart’s ongoing pay discrimination case before the Supreme Court.

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Morning Roundup: PP of the Heartland Can Continue Telemed Abortions

An Ohio abortion ban may be on the way, Rep. Pence explains his ludicrous Title X legislation, regular screenings essential to early detection of cervical cancer, NYC school chief under fire for flippant remark on birth control, and the Iowa Board of Medicine will not sanction PP of the Heartland for telemed abortions.

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Afternoon Roundup: So Rep. Pence Wants to Defund Family Planning In Order to Decrease Abortions?!

BPA linked to polycystic ovary syndrome; anti-choice “Black Children Are An Endangered Species” campaign headed to California; Rep. Pence’s “No Title X For Abortion Providers” bill will increase abortions; and more.

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Surprised Barbara Bush Now Says She’s Pro-Choice? Don’t Be. She Always Was.

Surprised to hear that Barbara Bush is now pro-choice?  Don’t be.  She always was. And so was her husband.

 

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Roundup: Family Planning Is “Smart Government,” Guttmacher Report Finds

Family planning expansion not in 2009 spending bill; family planning funds cost-effective, Guttmacher study finds; anti-choicers disagree about North Dakota personhood strategy; anti-choicers protest possible Sebelius pick; new anti-choice archbishop in New York.

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The Future of Family Planning: Where Are We Headed?

The nation’s family planning program, Title X, is effective but needs an overhaul, a new Guttmacher study finds. Gains made against unintended pregnancy are stagnating, and funding is flat.

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Anti-Contraception Crew Still at Work at HHS

The goal of a Georgetown University study is to integrate “natural family planning” into the contraceptive services offered by Title X recipients. That sends warning signs flashing.

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Roundup: Pelosi Defends Family Planning Funds in Stimulus Package

Pelosi defends inclusion of family planning funds in economic stimulus plan; Obama to seek to restore funding to UNFPA; reactions to the repeal of the global gag rule.

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