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The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012

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Feminist Wire, April 9, 2012 by Vincent Martin A (self-admitted) conservative male acquaintance recently asked me what the War on Women means. Herein I will attempt to answer him. First, let me provide a shortened definition of War: “War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, […]

Birthrate for U.S. teens is lowest in history

April 10, 2012

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USA Today, April 10, 2012 by Sharon Jayson Teen births are at their lowest level in almost 70 years, federal data report today. Birthrates for ages 15-19 in all racial and ethnic groups are lower than ever reported. “Young people are being more careful,” says Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen […]

Whose personhood?

April 9, 2012

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Duke Chronicle, April 9, 2012 by Joline Doedens As a self-proclaimed theory nerd, I have spent the majority of my Duke career trying to answer what may seem like superfluous questions. What is epistemology? Phenomenology? Post-structuralism? All of these lead to the ultimate question: What is a person? Needless to say, I never anticipated that […]

Bill Baird, Birth Control Pioneer, Says Battle Had A Cost

April 9, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 9, 2012 by Bridget Murphy CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Taunts of “baby killer” and “butcher” still echo in Bill Baird’s ears, nearly five decades after he began fighting for birth control and abortion rights. Now 79, the Massachusetts man says a Georgetown University law student’s recent verbal bashing on a national radio show […]

Just One Woman’s Opinions

April 8, 2012

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CraftLass Blog, April 8, 2012 I am many things. I am a woman, a loving girlfriend and daughter, a friend, an adopted child, a singer, a writer, an activist, a geek, just another person trying to get through this thing we call life. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I stumble so badly I think I’ll […]

Tough-Talking Older Woman Tells Off Congressman For Dissing Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, April 7, 2012 by Lauren Barbato Finally, a voice of reason! As GOP members flood mainstream media, scrambling to debunk the “myth” that women actively care about reproductive health and dismissing any fears of conservative women jumping ship come November, an Iowa resident let the Republican Party know there’s at least one woman […]

This Is How Much It Costs to Own a Vagina: An Itemized List

April 6, 2012

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Jezebel, April 6, 2012 by Tracie Egan Morrissey Given the national debate regarding birth control coverage, it’s increasingly clear that many people have no idea how much it costs it to own a vagina — folks are getting up in arms about the idea that the pill could set uninsured women back about $1000 a […]

Melinda Gates: Saving thousands of women’s lives through contraception

April 6, 2012

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Seattle PI, April 6, 2012 by Joel Connelly Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Catholic, has delivered a powerful case for universal access to contraception for women around the world who need and want it. She described birth control as an idea that, if made policy in both developed and […]

Knitted Uteruses Delivered To Arizona Lawmakers To Protest Contraception Bill

April 5, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 5, 2012 In a creative response to a controversial bill that would allow employers to opt out of providing coverage for contraception, a group of women’s rights activists delivered knitted uteruses to the Arizona lawmakers responsible for the contentious measure. According to the Arizona Republic‘s Alia Beard Rau, the uteruses were sent […]

A ‘war on women’ or a battle for their votes?

April 5, 2012

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The Washington Post, April 5, 2012 byKaren Tumulty and David Nakamura Is there a “war on women” going on? That is a matter of dispute between the parties these days. But one thing is certain: There is a battle raging over them. If that wasn’t clear after weeks of argument over contraceptive coverage, it became […]

Bill defines life, grants rights to fertilized eggs

April 5, 2012

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Times Daily, April 5, 2012 by Hannah Mask Sen. Phil Williams, R-Etowah, said those who oppose a proposed Personhood Bill have dispersed numerous “red herrings” in order to deter voters. The bill, SB5, is a nationwide movement that seeks to establish that life begins immediately upon conception — when sperm meets an egg. Implantation, wherein […]

Women’s health issues stir up national debate

April 4, 2012

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The Detroit News, April 4, 2012 by Marisa Schultz Planned Parenthood opened a new health center this week in Ferndale in the midst of what supporters are calling unprecedented local and national efforts to put limits on women’s access to health care. With the presidential election as a backdrop,tensions inMichigan and acrossthe country are rising […]

A life without contraception

April 4, 2012

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MichaelMoore.com, April 4, 2012 by Dr. Jen Gunter My mother was raised in poverty of Dickensian proportions. Crowded public housing, never enough money for coal, and always hungry. One sister spent much of her youth in a tuberculosis sanatorium. During the war the major source of income was selling ration coupons on the black market […]

Ariz. Legislator Continues Fiery Exchanges with Constituents

April 4, 2012

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Blog for Choice, April 3, 2012 by Thomas Last week, I told you about two Arizona state legislators who could use a class on Manners 101. State Reps. Terri Proud and Jack Harper wrote some nasty emails to pro-choice constituents who wrote in expressing their opposition to anti-choice bills moving forward in the Arizona legislature. […]

Birth Control Debate: New Hampshire Lawmaker Urges Married Couples To Practice Abstinence

April 4, 2012

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Huffington Post, February 17, 2012 by John Celock A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should practice abstinence instead of using birth control pills. State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker (R-Concord) made the claim — noting that abstinence is available “over the counter” […]