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How to (Un)pack for a Real Conversation About Abortion

In talking about abortion, if inaccurate, misleading or ideologically-loaded language is being used, or myths are being held as truths, our communication and understanding is always going to be limited.

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On the Question of Choice, Where Does the President Stand?

When Obama cedes “morality” to those who oppose abortion rights, is he neglecting an opportunity to change the frame of reference, or is it smart politics to throw his opponents a linguistic bone?

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Notre Dame: Common Ground, or An Appeasement?

“Common ground” political compromises that diminish the ability of women to make decisions about their lives are unacceptable. We should not sacrifice women’s choices just to calm controversy and temper anger over a political issue.

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Peace for the Abortion War, Part II

In a war for human dignity, you cannot ask opponents to split the difference.

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Peace Through Pro-Voice?

A “pro-voice” approach has a tremendous amount to offer those of us working for reproductive freedom. But it won’t bring peace, because hard-core anti-choicers are not and never have been in this to protect fetal life.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Clinic

Laughter is part of so many life experiences, including some of the most intense and challenging ones. Yet when it comes to abortion, humor can seem almost entirely taboo.

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Peace for the Abortion War

For more than 35 years our country’s conversation about abortion has been stoked into a divisive war. I believe abortion peace will exist when each woman who has lived this experience can be supported, not shamed, and public policy reflects what’s best for women’s lives.

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Pro-Voice 08: One Sentence That Shows The President Cares

To chart a new path in the abortion debate, the next president just needs to listen, and speak, to people who have had abortions. What do you want to hear him say?

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