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Roundup: Why So Many “Pro-Life” Catholics Backed Obama

Exit polls show Obama winning the Catholic vote 53-45, in 2004 Kerry lost Catholics to Bush 52-47; Women gain seats in Congress and two strong advocates in the White House; Poll shows Filipinos broadly support teaching of family planning practices to students.

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Roundup: A Turning Point for the Politics of Abortion?

Have we reached a turning point during this election in the nasty wedge politics of abortion?; Women buying health insurance policies pay a penalty; Colorado personhood amendment could result in outlawing of contraception; Report cites HHS for “impermissible” grants to abstinence-only programs.

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Roundup: South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban, Women Voters Key

South Dakota readies again for abortion fight; Illinois AG Lisa Madigan strongly opposes HHS regulation; More calls for better sex education; Women voters will make or break election; WaPo features heart-wrenching story of former sex slave Somaly Mam.

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Roundup: Anti-contraception Proposal Strikes a Nerve

Bush’s proposed anti-contraception regulations have struck a nerve with Americans; Study underscores importance of checking HIV drug treatment combinations; Study links high soy consumption to low sperm count.

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Roundup: The Global War on Sex Education

The far right has been waging a war against sex education, contraception and family planning for decades, More than 100 members of congress write Bush on HHS proposal, New gag rule for Indian Health Services, Family planning in the Phillipines, HIV/AIDS in the US South.

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Roundup: McCain, Obama Fighting for Womens’ Vote, Birth Control Measure in House

McCain, Obama stepping up efforts to win womens’ vote, 100 House members add birth control measure to war funding bill, Debating the meaning of feminism.

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Roundup: Revirginization in Europe, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS

Muslim women in Europe increasingly seeking hymen reconstruction, Family planning a human right, HIV/AIDS pandemic a pervasive social problem.

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Roundup: Evolving Idea of Gender, Online Dating and Islam

Thomas Beattie’s pregnancy is opening minds about gender, online dating empowering Muslim women.

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Are U.S. Policies Killing Women Abroad?

The global gag rule only thwarts safe abortions. Illegal, unsafe abortion continues abroad unchecked, and is a major cause of maternal death.

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