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Memo to the Washington Post: If Seeing an Interracial Couple Makes You Gag, You Don’t Have a ‘Conventional View’

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray.

Actually, 87 percent of Americans think interracial marriage is just fine.

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A Gosnell Amendment? Jennifer Rubin Plays Doctor and Legislator—and Fails

A flurry of legal activity over state level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin used the Gosnell trial to suggest several ways to further diminish access to safe, legal abortion care in the United States through what she calls a “Gosnell amendment.” She has no idea what she is talking about.

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WaPo FAIL: Nothing “Controversial” About ella

Today the Washington Post swallowed hook, line, and sinker the rhetoric of the far right anti-choice community on “ella,” a new emergency contraceptive now available to women in the United States, calling it “controversial.”

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WashPo Makes Amends on Cuccinelli Fail, Sort Of

Yesterday we critiqued the Washington Post‘s front-page article on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to justify his ideological war on women’s rights by professing a concern for their health and safety. Today, a Post editorial addresses the issue.  It’s not enough.

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Women, Motherhood and Risks of Pregnancy Gloablly

The Washington Post has an outstanding in-depth look at women, motherhood and the risks of pregnancy globally, featuring powerful use of video and other interactive tools. Take time to read A Mother’s Final Look at Life, and after you do, ask yourself, why are women dying in childbirth in the 21st Century?

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VIDEO: Rob Stein and William Saletan on Reproductive Health

Bloggingheads.tv presents a 55 minute discussion of reproductive health in the election, mostly centered on the Bush Administration effort to deny patient conscience rights, between Rob Stein of The Washington Post, and William Saletan of Slate.

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Lessons from Germany When Abortions Became Too Severely Restricted

Linda Hirshman has a must read article in Sunday’s Washington Post that looks at the consequences of societies that restrict abortion rights too severely, as Americans sit on the threshold of an election that will determine the fate of Roe v. Wade.

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Roundup: Responses To the HHS Proposal

Family planning groups and NY Rep. Nita Lowey respond to the HHS proposal that would limit access to contraception for women, AMA apologizes for history of racial inequality, WaPo article on homosexuality and youth.

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