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Special Invitation to Reproductive Law and Policy 101: A Training for Law Students

If you are a current law student working in Washington, DC this summer, don’t miss out on this excellent professional development and networking opportunity – register for the training today!

Presentation topics will include:

  • Reproductive Health on the Hill: What’s Happening and What You Can Do
  • Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future
  • Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law
  • What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care
  • Career Panel: Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy
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Roundup: Manchin Introduces Title X Audit Reporting Bill

DC Abortion Fund helps women whose Medicaid-funding for abortion was pulled at the last minute; Florida senate wants to subject Medicaid funding for contraception to religious refusals; and Sen. Manchin thinks showing that no Title X money is spent on abortion will solve something.

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Roundup: DC Mayor Arrested Protesting Budget Riders

Washington, DC, mayor Vincent Gray was arrested protesting Monday. Image from Washington Post.

DC mayor arrested protesting abortion rider; birth control also too controversial for Florida legislature; Pennsylvania moves towards TRAP laws in response to Gosnell; UK gay men can donate blood but only if they’re celibate; and how forced pregnancy solves our budget woes.

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Invisible and Penned In

Yesterday I boarded a 6:00 am train from Newark to DC to attend the Pro-choice Advocacy Day.  I eagerly looked around for placards, buttons, t-shirts, or groups of women and men who were on a mission. Instead I saw briefcases and business suits. 

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International Walk for Choice 2011: DC Edition

On the heels of a fantastic day of solidarity and compassion, I am again re-fueled in this fight for reproductive freedom.

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Morning Roundup: Contraception Sans Prescription Proposed in DC

City council member in DC proposes pharmacist-dispensed birth control pills, PA governor fires state employees in connection with Gosnell, expense issues at pro-choice organization, and Lisa Edelstein (aka Cuddy from ‘House’) films pro-choice ad.

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Roundup: Can You Ask Tweens About Gender Identity?

DC Public Schools are on the defensive after asking young teens and tweens what they know about sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, and how they identify themselves in terms of gender and sexual orientation.

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Roundup: DC’s Female Condom Campaign Grows

The nation’s capitol is engaged in a multi-faceted approach to increase availability of the new and improved female condom.

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Clinic Protestors Play Different Roles but Share Distrust of Women

I’ve seen all types of clinic protestors: the prayers, sign holders, and screamers. Whether or not they ‘have the best intentions’ is beside the point. The reality is they don’t think highly enough of any woman to trust her judgment.

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Catholic Church Threatens to End Social Services in DC if Gay Marriage is Approved

Washington, DC
has joined several other states in its quest for same-sex marriage. The DC
Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of same-sex marriage on December 1st. According
to DC Law, they must vote a second time on December 15th and then the bill goes
to Capitol Hill for Congressional review. Congress then has 30 days
to vote on it, or it becomes law by default.

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