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Christian Conservatives vs. Sex: The Long War Over Reproductive Freedom

May 1, 2012

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AlterNet, May 1, 2012 by Rob Boston Americans today enjoy access to effective birth control. But it wasn’t always this way and religious conservatives are trying to turn back the clock. On Nov. 1, 1961, Estelle Griswold and Dr. Charles Lee Buxton did something radical: They opened a clinic in New Haven, Conn., to dispense […]

9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women’s Bodies

March 27, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 27, 2012 by Katy Hall Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Tuesday to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) for accusing her of lying about the gender breakdown of a contraception hearing panel, but plenty of real lies remain in the debate over women’s health. Some are promoted by Republican lawmakers as they push legislation […]

Transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia, ‘personhood’ measures nationwide change battle lines on abortion: A Closer Look

February 19, 2012

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Cleveland.com, February 19, 2012 by Cliff Pinckard Last week, the state House and Senate in Virginia passed two anti-abortion bills, one a ‘personhood’ law that “defines personhood at conception and “provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the […]