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As Romney and Ryan Dissemble, RNC Prepares Deeply Anti-Choice Platform Promoting Personhood

Which GOP ticket is being nominated, exactly? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers such as the Americans United for Life, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?

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In 2007, Romney Touted Endorsement of Doctor Who Pushed “Legitimate Rape” Junk Science

Dr. John C. Willke Andrew Spear/The New York Times

In 2007, Mitt Romney happily embraced one of the proponents of fanciful reproductive biology and a “father” of the “legitimate rape,” uh… theory.


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Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comment Latest Declaration That Women Are Liars Or Sluts

Chuck Winder, (R) Boise. Facebook.

So, does a pregnancy as a result from sexual assault mean somehow she wanted it?

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Historic Number of Women on Ballots Could Lead to Historic Year for Female Lawmakers

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). [img src]

Year of the woman?  It’s on!


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Soy Poderosa: Why Millennial Latinas Lead in Texas and Beyond

As a young working professional Poderosa, as a college graduate, and as I have seen in communities across the Americas, I know first-hand intelligent and motivated Millennial Latinas achieve and overcome what some would consider insurmountable obstacles.

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The Voter ID Struggle in Pennsylvania: Losing ID Is about Losing More than the Right to Vote

Residents of a mobile home park in Jersey Shore, PA speak on their struggle to resist being evicted by the fracking industry.

We’re taking up a collection at my office, here at the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia, PA, for some of our radio producers and campaigners. 

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What Does the RNC Line-Up Say About Romney’s Potential VP Pick?

Nikki Haley with Romney. Politico.

The Republican National Convention will convene in exactly three weeks in Tampa, Florida, and today the Republican National Committee has released the first round of speakers for the event.  But does the list tell us anything about who is or isn’t in the running to be presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate?

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The Key to Unlocking the Youth Vote: Why Birth Control Is a Force Multiplier in the 2012 Election

Beginning this month, for the first time in the history of this country, access to no-copay birth control will be a reality for millions of young people across the country. To underscore this moment – or fail to maximize its transformative potential – would be a grave mistake.

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The Right to Vote Affects the Power to Choose: How Voter Suppression in 2012 Will Erode Reproductive Rights

The power to preserve and expand reproductive rights is inextricably tied the right to vote. But what is power if your ability to leverage it is stripped away?

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LPAC Launch – Women are Ready for Change!

Bilerico Project.

Yesterday we launched LPAC, the lesbian political action committee dedicated to giving lesbians a meaningful voice in politics.

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