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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The God Intended This Gabfest to Happen Gabfest

Friday, October 26, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Ployz, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest William Saletan. This week: The Campaign 2012 homestretch, the Republicans' continuing "rape" problem and the Castle Doctrine.

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WNYC News

In Election About Economy, Women's Rights Hotly Debated

Monday, October 22, 2012

WNYC

This election was supposed to be about the economy, right? But just two weeks before election day, reproductive rights and women's rights remain at the fore of the electoral debate.  That was helped along by Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who referred to "binders full of women," during last week's debate.

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WNYC News

City Council to Recruit Volunteers to Escort Women Past Protesters

Friday, October 19, 2012

The City Council is starting a new volunteer drive aimed at recruiting people to help escort women to abortion clinics, past protestors.

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It's A Free Country ®

In Colorado, Campaigns Talk Economy while Voters Talk Abortion

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Leading up to today’s first presidential debate, Colorado voters are getting barraged with campaign advertising. Most of it focuses on numbers – the size of the debt, unemployment figures, and 47 percent. But voters about talking about something else entirely: Abortion.

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On Being

Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons — The Next Christians

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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On Being

[Unedited] Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Legitimate/Forcible Gabfest

Friday, August 24, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and special guest Hanna Rosin. This week: Romney's reboot, Akin's aftermath and the Ferguson-Krugman contretemps.

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It's A Free Country ®

That's My Issue: Autonomy over My Body

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

There is truly no commitment greater than the commitment of becoming a mother.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Post-Akin, Romney Ryan Likely to See Gender Gap Widen

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Aiken incident raises larger questions about the GOP’s philosophy about women and women’s issues.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Is Todd Akin the New George Allen?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Missouri representative running for Senate may have just tanked his own campaign more resoundingly than Senator George Allen did in his 2006.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: I Didn't Mean to Say that about Abortion, It Was a Trap!

Monday, August 20, 2012

(Disclaimer: Don’t actually go out and punch Todd Akin in the privates. I’m sure that over the next few months, simply being Todd Akin will be punishment enough.)

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It's A Free Country ®

That's My Issue: Abortion Rights

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I’ve always been pro-choice, but never thought I’d have to make the choice myself. My family would disown me if they knew.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mississippi's Abortion Clinic Law

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lissy Moskowitz, general counsel for NARAL Pro-Choice America, explains developments in the Mississippi law, what it means for the state's only abortion clinic, and how it mirrors battles elsewhere in the US.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Abortion in 1966: Three Men Weigh in On Women's Rights

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WNYC

In this broadcast of Maincurrents, three panelists -- all men -- examine recent legislation to "liberalize" existing abortion restrictions, leading to a wide-ranging discussion of the practice, both in the United States and abroad, as well as the historical basis for restrictions.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama's on Shaky Ground With Crucial Constituencies

Monday, June 04, 2012

The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.

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The Takeaway

Vatican Reprimands American Nuns for Promoting 'Radical Feminist Themes'

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States has been reprimanded by the Vatican for promotingradical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK, a national catholic social justice lobby cited in the Vatican document for wrongdoing. She describes her shock at Rome's claims and defends her lobby's work.

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The Empire

Abortion Rights Groups Seek Cuomo's Support

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Abortion rights advocates promoting the Reproductive Health Act say they are counting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help the bill become law this year.

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The Takeaway

Abortion Fight in Texas Threatens Women's Health Care Options

Friday, March 09, 2012

A fight over abortion in Texas could lead to a shutdown of a major women's health care program. Texas’s federally-funded Women's Health Program serves 130,000 women who don’t meet strict Medicaid eligibility requirements. The program also supports many clinics, including branches of Planned Parenthood. But Republican lawmakers who don’t want Planned Parenthood to get any funding say they will give up 35 million dollars in federal money — effectively shutting down the program. For many low-income Texas women, that would mean the loss of access to the only health care services they have.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Brilliant Way Women Lawmakers Are Winning the War on Contraception

Monday, March 05, 2012

In response to a range of rabid right-wing assaults on women, legislators—often female—are using absurdist legislation with increasing effectiveness.

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