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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Christie Pivots

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

In politics, pivoting on an issue can score points, but it also carries the risk of being labeled a flip-flop. Here are four points where Gov. Christie changed his stance this past week.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Is this the End of "Pro-Choice"?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Planned Parenthood recently said they are dropping the terms "pro-choice" when talking about their abortion-rights agenda. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, tells Brian Lehrer why.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Moving Past "Pro-Choice"

Friday, January 25, 2013

As Roe v. Wade turns 40 this week, hear about why Planned Parenthood has decided to abandon the term "pro-choice." Plus: New York State budget director Robert Megna on Governor Cuomo's proposed budget; CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward talks about reporting from Syria; and the impact of love on your overall health.

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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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: What's So Wrong With Corporate Gay-Washing?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Is Nike, not always associated with human rights, trying to be a good corporate citizen? Or is it just a smart business strategy? Does it matter? 

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It's A Free Country ®

Clinton, Quinn and Fluke Ask: Where Are The Women (Who’ll Run)?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A panel of six powerful women - led by Chelsea Clinton - spent the evening hashing out a different women’s issue: Why it’s so hard to get women off the sidelines and into the political race.

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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: Why Progressives Should Be the Willing Culture Warriors

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The more the Santorums of the world fight for the world of yesterday, the more they are being left out of the plans for tomorrow.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Fundraising Push After Komen-Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

In a move timed less than a week after the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reversed its decision to withhold grant money from Planned Parenthood, the petition declares, “Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't going away.”

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Schoolbook

Following Mayor's Lead, Teachers' Union Donates to Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 03, 2012

In a show of solidarity, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the teacher's union are both coming down on the side of Planned Parenthood. A day after the mayor made a $250,000 gift to the health organization, the United Federation of Teachers is answering the mayor's call for matching donations with a $125,000 gift of its own.

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WNYC News

Komen Foundation Reverses Decision to End Grants to Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced on Friday that they have reversed their decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Standing Up to Bullies and the Fight for Women's Health

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Susan G. Komen foundation gave into a bully—the radical right, which is continuing its assault on women's health and its obsessive crusade to destroy Planned Parenthood.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Challenges & Grants

Friday, February 03, 2012

Howard Wolfson, NYC deputy mayor for Government Affairs and Communications and former communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's budget and his challenge grant to Planned Parenthood.

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The Takeaway

Friday Follow: Komen Cuts Funding, Romney's 'Poor' Comments, Florida GOP Primary

Friday, February 03, 2012

This week the Susan G. Komen Foundation cut funding for Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney made headlines when he said he wasn't "concerned about the very poor," and Florida's GOP Primary went to Mitt Romney, with Newt Gingrich clenching a distant second.

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The Takeaway

Susan G. Komen Planned Parenthood Decision Forces Many to Make Difficult Decision

Friday, February 03, 2012

On Tuesday, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the largest breast cancer advocacy organization in America, pulled $650,000 in funding from Planned Parenthood. In the days afterward, the Komen foundation's move has pleased pro-life activists and organizations while outraging others at the seeming contradiction: Planned Parenthood screens 170,000 women a year for breast cancer. New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has vowed to give Planned Parenthood $250,000 and several top Komen staff and board members have quit in protest.

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Schoolbook

New Sex Education Mandate Taking Effect

Monday, January 30, 2012

A new sex education mandate is taking effect in New York City public schools, starting Tuesday in the high schools. All public middle schools and high schools are required to include sex education lessons in existing health classes. Many schools already provide sex ed, but New York City is now mandating those lessons for the first time. Here is a primer on how the new program will work.

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Schoolbook

Sex Education: Don't Fear It, Use It

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

What do you think of the new sex education mandate for middle and high school students? The chief executive of Planned Parenthood argues that formal sex education can be an opportunity for parents to talk with their children and share their beliefs and values.

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Schoolbook

Poor Schools Will Absorb Brunt of Budget Cuts

Monday, October 03, 2011

With the layoffs of 716 school aides and parent coordinators appearing more and more likely by the end of the week, an analysis shows that many districts will have no layoffs while schools with more poor or struggling students are more likely to lose staff members.

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WNYC News

New Federal Rules Aim to Expand Health Coverage for Women

Monday, August 01, 2011

Federal health officials have announced new regulations that would require insurers to cover a range of preventive care services for women without co-payments or deductibles, including contraception. The new rules would go into effect in January 2013.

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It's A Free Country ®

Gillibrand's Bipartisan Partisan Pitch to Women

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Fiery leader is just the latest role for Gillibrand, who’s preparing for her first campaign for her first full term in the U.S. Senate. No longer the upstate NRA darling who was appointed to the seat, nor the advocate of 9/11 First Responders who drew unabashed praise from New Yorkers, including Jon Stewart. Now she’s making a play for a bigger power base: Women voters nationwide.

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