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Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter: The Family Tragedy of Female Genital Cutting

Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, a powerful new documentary produced and directed by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, explores the tensions faced by a mother facing possible deportation and her fears that if she returns to her native Mali, her daughter will be forced to undergo female genital mutilation.

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Surgeon General Nominee Benjamin “Supports President’s Position” on Choice

Press reports confirm that Dr. Regina Benjamin, Obama’s choice for surgeon general shares the “President’s views” on choice.

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Why I Provide

The best gift I could give to honor Dr. Tiller’s life is to “come out” as an abortion provider to friends and family, to identify myself and the work I do with pride.

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Anti-Choice Amendments Fail in Senate HELP Committee

Today, the Senate HELP Committee defeated a handful of anti-choice
amendments to the Affordable Health Choices Act, its version of
health care reform legislation.

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How Are Your Orgasms, Mom?

From birth to death, we are all sexual beings. We have a hard enough time acknowledging this when it comes to children, but when it comes to aging adults, the silence is deafening.

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Proposed Amendments Would Deny Health Care to Women

Dozens of anti-choice amendments to health care reform legislation proposed to the Senate HELP committee would actually deny care to women.

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Weekly Pulse: The Presidential Guilt Trip

During a strategy call with key congressional leaders last week, President Obama reportedly complained that liberal advocacy groups are attacking Democrats instead of trying to pass whatever healthcare bill the Senate happens to cough up.

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Listening

When we listen to and synthesize women’s stories, we see that
empowering us to make the best choices for our own lives is the
best foundation for health and well-being.

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Harkin: “We Aren’t Dancing Around the Edges” of Health Care Reform

The current state of health care delivery in America is so grim that U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin no longer uses the word “care” in reference to reform.

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Proposed Hospital Buyout Could Limit Reproductive, End-of-Life Care

The contentious transfer of two Colorado-based Exempla hospitals to a Catholic health care network is likely to further shrink comprehensive health care services for Denver-area patients because they violate church doctrine.

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