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Several prominent newspapers chose not to publish a series of Doonesbury comics becasue they address forced ultrasound legislation. So, help us make sure these are among the most seen Doonesbury comics ever.
Today on Capitol Hill, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform assembled a panel to discuss the birth control mandate in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The panel consisted of eight male anti-choice, anti-contraception religious leaders and one female anti-choice witness. None had health credentials.
This week Rewire is saying goodbye to Amie Newman. In the way of a tribute to Amie's amazing work at Rewire we present the ten posts, out of the nearly seven hundred she composed, that garnered the most reads.
Reps. Boehner and Smith introduce legislation that would permanently enshrine the Hyde amendment; At the behest of Gov. Brownback Kansas introduces two new antichoice bills; Hospital maternity wards are closing across the U.S.
The ten most read stories on Rewire this year include Christine O'Donnell's crusade against masturbation, a look at how universities deal with sex in dorms, and early reporting of the Utah legislation that sought to criminalize miscarriage.
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"The Assasination of Dr. Tiller" details the murder of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita church and how the environment of intimidation stoked by the anti-choice movement and some members of the media influenced assassin Scott Roeder.
Senator Gillibrand helped lead efforts to defeat the Stupak-Pitts amendment in Senate and continues to lead the effort to have the language removed before final passage of health reform. The Senator was joined by NARAL New York and Gloria Steinem at a media conference on November 16th.
To encourage participation we have always allowed anonymous commenting. But anonymous commenting also has its drawbacks. We have decided it is time to require registration to comment on Rewire. Read more here...
The Family Research Council has released an ad attacking health care reform, specifically the mythical assumption that proposed health care reform would force Americans into an insurance policy that covers abortion care.
The Ryan-DeLauro bill, aimed at reducing the need for abortion by supporting pregnant women and their families, to be re-introduced today; Group asks justice department to do more to protect abortion clinics; and much more.
Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" in Roe v. Wade, was arrested at the confirmation hearing of Sonia Sotomayor among a wave of anti-abortion protesters who lined the sidewalks outside the Senate office buildings.
The Nurse-Family Partnership aids low-income, first-time parents by providing them with a visiting registered nurse who can continue to help the family until they reach self-sufficiency, thus curbing early developmental problems and decreasing the risk of abuse or domestic violence. Read more...
This bill is created from the belief that “pregnant college students should not have to make a choice between keeping their baby and staying in school.” The legislation, created by Feminists for Life, would establish “a the pilot program to will help interested, eligible institutions of higher education establish pregnancy and parenting student services offices that will operate independent of Federal funding no later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.” Read more...
As a senator, President Obama championed this bill, and he spoke of it often during his 2008 campaign. To encourage responsible male behavior, the bill provides for domestic violence prevention awareness, and it would increase penalties for men who avoid paying child support, ensuring that the money from such payments winds up in the hands of families rather than tied up in red tape. Read more...
The Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act would “reduce the need for abortion by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies and supporting women facing unplanned pregnancies.” Among other measures the bill proposes to reduce teen pregnancy through comprehensive sex education, improve access to contraception for low-income women and increase Title X funding. Read more...
The Pregnant Women Support Act would “provide for programs that reduce the need for abortion, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.” This bill was
modeled after Democrats for Life‘s "95-10 Initiative," which aims to reduce the U.S.
abortion rate by 95% over the next 10 years. Read more...
The Prevention First Act seeks to “to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women’s health care.” The bill’s provisions aim to improve access to family planning and encourage the development of effective state-level sex education initiatives. Read more...
Join Rewire on Wednesday, February 4th at 3pm EST for a one-hour liveblog with Julia Serano and Latoya Peterson, contributors to the new book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape.
The Legislative Advocate for California NOW claims that a contact at the Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the HHS provider conscience regulation will be frozen along with Bush's other midnight regulations.
Five leaders from the reproductive health and justice community and many loyal readers gathered for a live discussion about the future of sexual and reproductive health policy. Read the full transcript here.
Last night Rachel Maddow spoke with Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the Bush Administration's impending HHS regulation that will vastly expand the right for all healthcare workers to refuse to provide service on the basis of conscience.
E.J Dionne says Obama should make good on his promise to seek middle ground on abortion; Obama should end federal funding of abstinece-only and fund comprehensive sex ed; Philippine reproductive health bill sparks battle with Catholic Church; Gardasil can prevent genital warts in males.
The New York Times' lengthy feature on home birth; Frank Schaeffer's open letter to Obama on how to sieze this moment to start healing deep political divisions about abortion; Feminists say the work has just begun; Migrant workers in Asia especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.
Catholic bishops vow to forcefully confront Obama on abortion; UNFPA calls for cultural sensitivity to achieve gender equality and establish reproductive rights; Uruguayan Senate votes to decriminalize abortion; Bush administration puts successful California family planning program at risk.
Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.
A bone marrow transplant gave an HIV positive man in Berlin apparent immunity from the disease; Real change for reproductive health policy could emerge from less divisive politics; Evangelicals in the Obama era; Expect more attempts to limit abortion in South Dakota.
Amanda Hess of the Washington City Paper visits the nation's newest "pro-life" pharmacy; Stem cell scientists celebrate President-elect Obama's victory; The youth of Choice USA write an open letter to Obama; Sexual violence in the DRC reaches epidemic proportions.
Exit polls show Obama winning the Catholic vote 53-45, in 2004 Kerry lost Catholics to Bush 52-47; Women gain seats in Congress and two strong advocates in the White House; Poll shows Filipinos broadly support teaching of family planning practices to students.
Abortion related ballot initiatives will be decided in California, Colorado and South Dakota today; Jill at Feministe offers up a nice voter guide; Why Catholics shouldn't be afraid to support a pro-choice candidate; New York Times looks at the demographics of women who have had an abortion.
The sun may be setting on the political influence of fundamentalist churches; Study finds significant link between TV and teen pregnancy; 43% of women report sexual problems; 13 year-old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia for adultery; John Chittick walks the world speaking with teens about HIV/AIDS.
Virgina GOP places post cards on cars at churches commanding voters to "VOTE YOUR VALUES" and a post card sent from a phony organization to pro-choice voters in a Michigan state house race says the anti-choice candidate is "the best candidate to protect a woman's right to choose."
The result of the presidential election will determine the direction of the Supreme Court on Roe; Another California paper comes our against Proposition 4; Economists have show that working women are key to world prosperity, so how can better enable women to work?; Rwandan teens ask parents to talk to them about sex.
Have we reached a turning point during this election in the nasty wedge politics of abortion?; Women buying health insurance policies pay a penalty; Colorado personhood amendment could result in outlawing of contraception; Report cites HHS for "impermissible" grants to abstinence-only programs.
Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears Virginia late-term abortion law twice deemed unconstitutional; Catholics chastise Fordham University for giving award to Justice Stephen Breyer; Prenatal testing and abortion; Anti-contraception candidate for House in Virginia.
For a little more than two hours on election night Rewire writers and leaders from the reproductive health community joined our loyal readers for a live blog discussion on the historic night. The transcript is available here.
Radio ad says "Too many unborn lives are being lost while we wait for judges to get it right."; Opponents of California's Prop 4 and Prop 8 join forces on college campuses; HIV rate comparatively high in Philadelphia; Abortion laws liberalized in 16 countries since 1998; What if pro-choice Tom Ridge had been on the McCain ticket?; Birth attendants in Zambia.
Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota's proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops' narrow anti-abortion effort hurts 'pro-life' cause.
Students offered tests after HIV scare at Missouri High School; Family Research Council comes to defense of Rep. Bachmann; Catholic commentator warns against voting solely on abortion; Coping with depression during pregnancy; Text messages inform and encourage HIV testing in South Africa.
LA Times counters parental notification proponent's two central arguments; UK makes sex and relationship education mandatory in primary and secondary schools; British lawmakers leave Northern Ireland's women suffering; How the religious right drove Colin Powell to endorse Obama; Baptist minister says birth control is "murder."
McCain would likely continue the Bush administration's quiet war on contraception; Pro-life pharmacy opens in Virginia, will not dispense birth control; Catholics group explains why they think Obama is the real "pro-life" candidate; Outlook bleak for abortion rights in Northern Ireland; The myth of non-activist justices.
The future of women's equality, including abortion rights and equal pay, are at stake in the election; Are Catholics shifting toward Obama?; Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier on the next steps in beating AIDS; 40 Days for Life protests clinics around the country; Dr. Karen Rayne's top ten things to do before you have sex.
UK Scouting Association to offer basic sex ed to Explorer Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18; What constitutes a mother's health?; Proposed South Dakota abortion ban could punish doctors with 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine; Anti-choice groups divided about SD abortion ban; Madagascar announces nationwide family planning initiative.
Obama seeks middle ground on abortion; McCain slammed for 'sarcastic air quotes'; Abortion restrictions on the ballot in Colorado, South Dakota and California; Broad support for reproductive health bill in Phillipines; UN says more focus on women needed in fight against HIV; 'HIV positive' Muppet educates kids on the disease in South Africa.
Information on the issues for progressive voters; Blog Action Day 2008 focuses on poverty; Health lawyers raise concerns about proposed South Dakota abortion ban; HIV vaccine researchers learned from halted STEP trial; HIV stigmatization in Nigeria.
Science-based approach to HIV prevention returns to South Africa; Indian authors tell real stories of HIV epidemic in India; New cream could help women quietly protect themselves against HIV; Catholic university orders NPR station to stop accepting underwriting from Planned Parenthood; A mother's final look at life.
Many adults, not just teens, face unplanned pregnancies; Doug Kmiec on Obama and the middle ground in the abortion debate; TIME Magazine calls Palin attacks on Obama's abortion record "misleading"; Watching anti-choice ballot initiatives; Abstinence-only and HIV in Uganada.
Palin continues desperate attacks repeating debunked abortion claim; The latest on ballot initiatives in South Dakota, Colorado and California; Victoria, Australia decriminalizes abortion; Pro-Obama Catholic lawyer resigns from board of Catholic school; HPV vaccine used by 25% of girls aged 13 to 17.
Gloucester High to provide contraception for students; How is Bush's decision to cut off contraception for African women 'pro-life'?; Amy Schalet has a question for Sarah Palin; European court may, or may not, rule on choice; Tiffany Campbell makes powerful case against South Dakota abortion ban; Maine Senate candidates answer question on Roe.
Circumcision benefit doubted for gay men; Catholic hospital under fire for allowing abortion referrals and birth control prescriptions; Ohio top court mulls admission of medical files in Planned Parenthood case; U.S. Supreme Court refuses Missouri prison abortion rights case; Breast cancer vaccine within reach.
2008 edition of Research for Sex Work published; Wall Street Journal takes an in depth look at the candidates' judicial philosophies; Supreme Court again rejects abortion poster case; Doctors walk fine line on teen pregnancy; NYC seeks to increase availability of EC for teens.
Wading into the brackish waters of church and politcs; Election important to future of Supreme Court; Closer look at the 'rape exception' in South Dakota abortion ban; Services fall short for rape victims; Editorial boasts benefits of family planning; Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to discoverers of HIV and HPV; and more.
In Nebraska older children abandoned under law for babies; Palin and Biden agree on gay rights at debate; McCain administration would be a setback for women; Bush puts popular California family planning program at risk; Complaints filed against Bloomberg for pregnancy bias; EU to offer 18 weeks of maternity leave; and more.
Researchers trace origin of HIV virus back more than a century; Federal officials ease ban on HIV positive visitors to the US; Columnist calls out Utah congressmen for playing politics with reproductive rights; Catholic Sister explains why she is voting for Obama; Genital herpes virus infects 28% of women by age 49.
Video of a testy McCain defending his sex ed ad; Alaskan students band together for better sex ed; Britain's Channel 4 plans sex ed show for teens; Investing in women pays high ROI; Utah GOP calls for abortion ban; Palin's anti-abortion stance inspires donations to Planned Parenthood; and more.
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