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An Open Letter to Pro-Lifers

I could tell you I was raped.  (I wasn’t.) I could tell you I am a victim of incest.  (I’m not.)  I could tell you my life would be in danger if I got pregnant.  (Partly true, but for this discussion, let’s say not.)  I could tell you I’m mentally challenged or ill.  (I don’t […]

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Will My Ice Floe Have Starbucks and Wi-fi?

The New York Times published the results of an AARP study on attitudes toward older workers.  As a Baby Boomer, I read the article anxiously — through my pink rhinestone reading glasses —  and posted it on my Facebook page.   The article, titled, “Older Workers Say Age Bias is Common,” noted that “the AARP […]

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New Mexico: That Fetus is Our Evidence!

New Mexico has sunk to a new low in the war on abortion. In a sick attempt to force rape victims to carry their pregnancy to term, New Mexico State Legislator Cathrynn Brown, has proposed a bill that would charge those who have been sexually assaulted and obtain an abortion with a felony for tampering […]

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Women’s Stake in the Health Care Debate

“The Republican platform and the speaker lineup for the Republican National Convention demonstrate a fundamental disregard for women and women’s health.” Spoken by the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we can safely assume that the speaker is most interested in reproductive health policy. I argue that too often we conflate attention to and […]

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