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The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ’70s reached its peak when women won the right to choose an abortion and the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case....

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With George W. Bush in the White House, women’s right to choose is under severe attack. Never has it been clearer that we need to take urgent action to defend our hard won rights. The...

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“We would not have succeeded in our mission if we found that, after we set up a new government in Iraq, women in any way are not allowed to participate fully in the society with...

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Last year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the mass grassroots movement that forced the Supreme Court to legalize a woman’s right to a safe abortion. This right is a vital...

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Martha Root, Massachusetts Nurses Association District 5, SEIU Local 2020 With the Democratic primary elections approaching and Bush attempting to undermine women’s rights, many argue that women would be much better off if voters replaced...

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Rape is an epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. One out of every four women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. Rape victims are four times more likely than non-crime victims to...

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Under the current healthcare system, 42 million people have no healthcare coverage. The US spends more money on healthcare than any other country, yet tens of millions aren’t covered. So where does all the money...

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On March 13, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ban what abortion opponents refer to as “partial birth abortion.” The ban would prohibit women from obtaining abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy – yet another way...

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