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When American Debate About Abortion Was Sane and Why that Changed

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People would be surprised by how much less toxic gender politics were in the 1970s than they are now. Mary Ziegler teaches law at Florida State University, where she holds the Stearns Weaver Miller chair in the College of Law. … Continue reading

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Get Real. The “War on Women” is not a War, It’s an Assault

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Sexual assault and forced pregnancy have always been instruments of war; but the “war on women” is not a war. It’s just assault, straight up.     The so-called ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative … Continue reading

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Who Aborts the Most Fertilized Eggs? Families Like the Duggars

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A woman who values fertilized eggs or who believes her deity does should use the most highly effective contraceptive available. Most fertilized eggs spontaneously abort during the first weeks of life. Estimates of death before implantation range as high as … Continue reading

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Something Big is Changing in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom—Women are Done With Being Shamed

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Judge less. Listen more. Tell your story even if your voice shakes. — Can a new approach help us past the abortion impasse? Women, especially young women, are coming out of the closet and talking openly about how access to … Continue reading

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The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning—and Why We Don’t Talk About It

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Several years ago, Bill Gates keynoted a breakfast for Seattle-based Climate Solutions, a nonprofit focused on advancing the clean energy economy and driving practical, profitable solutions to climate change. Gates opened his speech with an equation. To paraphrase: Our carbon … Continue reading

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Changing the Abortion Conversation–A Biblical Aikido Strategy

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Picture this: A group of abortion opponents stand outside a women’s clinic holding pictures of fetal remains. As they stand there, calling and offering pamphlets to people entering the clinic, a trickle of pro-choice activists also arrive. Instead of lining … Continue reading

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America: Where Women and Doctors Need Bulletproof Vests?

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An Interview with Julie Burkhart, reproductive rights hero.        In 2009, Dr. George Tiller, family doctor and abortion provider, was shot and killed in his Wichita, Kansas church by an anti-choice extremist. Before the murder, Julie Burkhart worked side by side … Continue reading

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