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The Threat to Reproductive Health Care — Part 1

January 22, 2014, marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. This anniversary arrives — once again — in the midst of a continuing war on women’s access to the entire range of reproductive health services; this includes birth control, breast exams, […]

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Always Read the Book Before You See the Movie

They are scared, looking at the back door every ten minutes, afraid they’ll get caught talking to me. Afraid they’ll be beaten like Louvenia’s grandson, or, hell, bludgeoned in their front yard like Medgar Evers.  – Skeeter Phelan, The Help (the novel) I read The Help about a year ago.  I loved it.  It’s one […]

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