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The GOP’s Official Stance On Abortion, Emergency Contraception and “Personhood”

The GOP platform committee did not amend language from the 2004 and 2008 GOP platforms, which “assert the sanctity of human life,” and provide no exceptions to abortion in any case whatsoever. The committee add language opposing drugs such as mifepristone, but members agreed that this platform amendment did not apply to EC.

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Thoughts Upon Release From Jail After Sunday’s Abortion Rights Protest Inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Its been just a few hours since I was released from jail in New York City. I was arrested yesterday and charged with “criminal trespass” and another lesser trespass charge as I was leaving St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a group of women and men shouted “Abortion On Demand & Without Apology” and “Stop the War On Women” during a break in the service. Why this was worth it and what is next…

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It’s Time to Recommit to Family Planning in the United States

It’s time to set aside politics and recommit ourselves – as a city, a state and a nation – to family planning and sexual health. As recently as the 1980s, these were civic ideals that united us. If the global community can revive them in 2012, so can we.

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LPAC Launch – Women are Ready for Change!

Bilerico Project.

Yesterday we launched LPAC, the lesbian political action committee dedicated to giving lesbians a meaningful voice in politics.

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Biblical Abortion: A Christian’s View

Judah and Tamar, from 1728 Figures de la Bible, Gerard Hoet (1648-1733) and others

It’s commonly claimed that it’s a Christian duty to abolish abortion, in accordance with a Biblical teaching that abortion is a sin. However, one Christian’s reading of the Bible poses challenges to that assumption, instead turning up some eye-opening Biblical views on terminating a pregnancy.

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Not In My Backyard! As Local Government Attacks on Women’s Health Increase, Citizens Are Fighting Back

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The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the action. But recent successes in responding to attacks on women’s health programs underscore that we need to be vigilant in our own backyards.

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What a Different Reading of Mary Magdalene Can Tell Us About the Christian Value of a Woman’s Voice

Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov

The War on Women fights to take away a women’s rights to make decisions for their own lives, instead granting male leaders the sole authority to dictate their allowable actions.  This injustice is furthered by a common Fundamentalist Christian idea that a woman can’t be entrusted with authority even over themselves. If we take another look at the Bible, however, we’ll have to confront this idea with the example of a woman whom Christ himself had entrusted with the authority to bear his message: Mary Magdalene

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Fighting Fire with Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women

To keep the #WaronWomen going, warmongers depend on convincing congregations of American Christians that the Bible commands them to seize control of a woman’s right to her own life. If we are to fight back effectively, we must have the patience and strength to forge personal connections, showing them that there is another, Christian way.

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Abortion and Contraception Protect Women’s Health: That’s an Incontrovertible Medical Truth

We want all of our patients to have safe, affordable, and convenient access to the care they need.

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Now It’s Clear: “Pro-Life” Means “Pro-Imprisonment”

Must “restoring the historic right to life accorded to unborn children” require that women, including new mothers who have given birth, go to prison?

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