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Washington Wins Decade-Long Fight to Prevent Pharmacies from Denying Care—An Interview with Lisa M. Stone of Legal Voice

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The Supreme Court’s Stormans ruling is a big deal.  Here’s why. In June, bogus science and “religious freedom” claims—two of the Religious Right’s most powerful tools—got whomped by the Supreme Court in two separate cases, Whole Woman’s Health vs Hellerstadt … Continue reading

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Why Many Evangelicals Find Donald Trump Simply Irresistible

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Is it Trump’s god-complex or God’s Trump-complex?  Either way Trump and Jehovah have an awful lot in common. People have been scratching their heads about how so many “family values” American voters who claim to love Jesus can follow Donald Trump. What … Continue reading

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This Doctor Thinks We Should Be Talking About and Developing Better Birth Control for Guys

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Dr. Stephanie Page at the University of Washington talks about why male birth control matters. Everybody knows you can’t talk about women’s health without talking about birth control. But what about men’s health? Should birth control be high on that … Continue reading

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Stop Saying that Raped Women are Damaged for Life. Just Stop.

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Girls need to know that a sexual assault doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of suffering. As a mother of two daughters and as a psychologist who has experienced sexual assault, I find myself troubled by some of the language … Continue reading

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What My Kids Learned about Economics from Soccer

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  We all get told that capitalism is dog eat dog.  But competition takes teamwork, and kids can learn a lot about economics from sports. So can adults. What if we actually applied what we learned on the soccer field about rules, cheaters, sportsmanship, and … Continue reading

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Religious Right Sex Rules are Plain Old Mean

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Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy on their own terms—and leave a lot of people out. Sexual intimacy and pleasure are some of humanity’s most cherished experiences. The so-called “best … Continue reading

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400,000 Rape Kits and One Determined Woman—An Interview with Julie Smolyansky of The Hunting Ground

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Swabs for wiping the lips, face, thighs, vagina and anus. A comb to collect fibers and hair. A pick for scraping debris from under fingernails. A blood sampling device and microscope slides. Baggies for underwear. Documentation forms and labels.  These … Continue reading

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