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How I Lost My Fear of Universal Health Care

Canada's universal health care system covers and encourages midwifery care.

When I moved to Canada in 2008, I was a die-hard conservative Republican. I believed based on my politics that government mandated health care was a violation of my freedom.

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Health Insurance Coverage a Courtesy? No, It’s Your—and My—Wages

 If you think for a hot second that a health insurance package is a mere courtesy bestowed on you by a kindly employer, I pity you for sipping the antifreeze so willingly.  Health insurance coverage is part of earned wages.

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Health Care Reform: Good for Patients, Good for Workers

Our country should view health care reform as an economic investment that can create jobs that women are likely to take.

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Grading the Candidates: McCain Failing From Child Care to Reproductive Rights

An independent group of economists rates the candidates during the financial crisis on ten critical issues for women. McCain barely passes, Obama scores high.

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The Audacity of Reforming Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius, Hillary Clinton, and Deval Patrick all called for comprehensive health care reform at the DNC this morning.

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Roundup: Catholics Have a Tough Choice, Can Social Spending Reduce the Abortion Rate?

Catholics have a tough choice to make in the presidential election; Can social spending reduce the abortion rate?; Tackling that age old question, When does life begin?; Abortion opponent Bob Casey speaks at the Democratic National Convention.

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With State Approval, Nurses Un-Educated on Contraception

A continuing education program for nurses in California indoctrinates providers with anti-contraception ideology — part of the larger project to stock health care professions with anti-choicers who hide behind religion to refuse health care.

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The New Anti-Choice Democrats: Can We Work With Them?

Reassuring Southern voters about core social issues like abortion was likely the only way Democrats could have won recent special elections in Mississippi and Louisiana. So how can reproductive health advocates get newly-elected anti-choice Dems to work with us?

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