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Forget the headlines: Here are 5 fundamental facts about Obamacare (with bonus GIFs)

Tweet1. You have until December 15th to sign up. I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them is taking time.  But let’s be real: I’m probably going to be like this until the first deadline on [...]
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Cutting off the supply of abortions won’t alter demand

TweetBut that doesn’t mean Republicans aren’t trying their best to cut off both. At The Prospect, friend of the blog Amelia Thomson-Deveaux has a piece about how, despite concerted efforts to cut off the supply of abortions, demand remains unchanged. Thomson-Deveaux gets to the heart of the matter, which is that anti-choice advocates have a [...]
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I wonder why the GOP is blocking these nominees

TweetThe wonderful Jennifer Bendery at Huffington Post has done us all the favour of putting together a little Brady Bunch-style grid of all the nominees who are being blocked by the GOP right now. From Circuit Court judges to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, our government is riddled with vacancies. Which is cool, I mean, [...]
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VA and NJ Governor elections offer mixed bag for reproductive rights

Tweet While proponents of access to reproductive health services can rejoice in Virginia with Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Ken Cuccinelli to become the state’s new governor, New Jersey residents are stuck with Governor Chris Christie. East coast political junkies, organizers, campaigners, and other people with high stakes in their state elections have found themselves knee deep [...]
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Quick Hit: Here’s what happens if you have a fetal anomaly in Oklahoma

TweetIt’s no secret that Oklahoma is one of the most difficult places in the country to get an abortion. The state has passed almost every anti-choice restriction in the book–an ultrasound law, 24-hour waiting period, parental consent, 20-week fetal pain law, a total ban on medical abortions–forcing the Oklahoma Supreme Court to step in on [...]
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