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Bodily Autonomy, Abortion and Orange Drink: Or, What I Learned In Youth Group

I spent my formative years believing my body, my life and my choices were not my own, but a kind of joint property between myself, God, my parents and my church friends and family. As such, my body and my behavior was up for discussion and judgment. Is it any wonder then, that I’m afraid, as a single woman, to be pregnant?

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Bryan Kemper and LifeNews Thinks Every Tornado Victim Should Get Pregnant

In their zeal to attack Planned Parenthood, anti-choice activists pretend Planned Parenthood offered abortions to tornado victims, then scrubbed the article.

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Rick Santorum Misses the Point on Abortion and Social Security

Rick Santorum has his facts wrong. Leaving aside whether Social Security faces insolvency, and, if so, whether the major problem is too few people to support it, there are serious problems with his assertion abortion is the cause.

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South Dakota’s New Abortion Restrictions Reveal Theocratic Intentions

The fact that the anti-choice movement is just one arm of the larger religious right is often ignored. But a new law mandating religious indoctrination of women should change the discourse.

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(VIDEO) When You’re Strokin’ This Spring…

Springtime is here. Love is in the air. People of all ages are getting ready to do some serious strokin.’ And who can blame them? With the right information and resources available, sex can be healthy, positive and—dare I say—even fun.

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(UPDATED) “Pro-Life” Ohio Republican Seeks to “Zero Out” International Family Planning Funds

Today’s bully, or let’s say one of them because there are so many to deal with each day, is Representative Bob Latta, Republican from the 5th District in Ohio.  Mr. Latta has introduced an amendment to the GOP’s proposed Continuing Resolution that would eliminate all funding for international family planning.  It could be voted on today.

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Why You Should Care About FDA’s Foot-Dragging on Emergency Contraception

The company that makes the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step recently asked the FDA to make it available over-the-counter for women of all ages. Sound good? It is and it isn’t.

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Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception? The FDA Saga Continues

Are you tired of waiting for the FDA to get its head out of you-know-where and finally approve over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception?  Then let them know.

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Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Block Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on Eve of Human Rights Day

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell falls temporarily – and with it the hopes of a repeal of the military abortion ban; the U.S. fails on almost all measurable goals for improving women’s health; Afghan women get a hand from the UN and a new report and more.

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FDA Approves New Emergency Contraceptive

On Friday, August 13th, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs approved the sale and use of “ella,” the brand name for a new form of emergency contraception that will provide women with more options to prevent unplanned pregnancies.  Health advocates welcomed the news.

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