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Texas Representatives Marisa Marquez and Naomi Gonzalez said that the state should require that men receive vasectomies. Not all men mind you; just the ones who are promiscuous. Both women are ...

Requiring Vasectomies in Texas--Why this Idea Was Proposed

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International Women’s Day is a celebration of ordinary women around the globe. Its origin is centuries old, and is based on women’s struggles to be treated with dignity, respect and on an equal ...

March 8, 2011 is International Women's Day

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According to an editorial in the New York Times, Republicans are staging a war on women’s health that would take away access to affordable contraception and cancer screenings, as well as ...

New York Times Says There's a War on Women

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This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, as well as the toppling of the Taliban, although parts of the country are still controlled by this extreme militia. ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post A Troubled Future for the Women of Afghanistan

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According to an article by Rachel Newcomb that appeared in the Huffington Post, women were not safe in Egypt under Mubarak. State-sanctioned violence against women was prevalent. Human Rights ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Violence Against Women in Egypt

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Walk for Choice 2011 rallies are being planned across the country and in other parts of the world for February 26, 2011 as a sign of protest against Congressional bill H.R. 3: No Taxpayer Funding ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Walk for Choice 2011 Rallies- Editorial

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This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, as well as the toppling of the Taliban, although parts of the country are still controlled by this extreme militia. ...

A Troubled Future for the Women of Afghanistan

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Walk for Choice 2011 rallies are being planned across the country and in other parts of the world for February 26, 2011 as a sign of protest against Congressional bill H.R. 3: No Taxpayer Funding ...

Walk for Choice 2011 Rallies- Editorial

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According to an article by Rachel Newcomb that appeared in the Huffington Post, women were not safe in Egypt under Mubarak. State-sanctioned violence against women was prevalent. Human Rights ...

Violence Against Women in Egypt

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Using mice, Australian scientists demonstrated that nasal stem cells injected into the inner ear could actually reverse or restore hearing during the onset of sensorineural hearing loss ...

Possibility That Stem Cells Could Prevent Childhood Deafness

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Republicans in the House of Representatives are conducting a campaign to undermine women’s reproductive rights. The New York Times recently ran an article that stated that there is a “real and ...

Reproductive Rights Under Attack by Republicans--Editorial

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Last August, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth issued an injunction that cut off federal funds for research with human embryonic stem cells. The reason he gave was the following: plaintiffs ...

The Hurdles Placed on Stem Cell Research

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An anti-abortion group that calls itself Live Action is circulating an edited undercover video of a scene that occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey. The scene depicts actors ...

Discrediting Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

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Twenty-four year old Fatima Catan of Argentina was set on fire by her partner, Martin Santillan, and then died of severe burns to her body. Fatima was pregnant at the time. Her death, six ...

Set on Fire - Femicide in Argentina

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As incredible as it may seem, a 10-year-old girl gave birth to a baby in Spain, and Spanish authorities said that they had never before encountered such a young mother. The baby was born to ...

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As incredible as it may seem, a 10-year-old girl gave birth to a baby in Spain, and Spanish authorities said that they had never before encountered such a young mother. The baby was born to ...

Ten-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth in Spain - An Editorial

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The leading cause of progressive blindness may be able to be treated by using human embryonic stem cells, according to the online Medical News Today (www.medicalnewstoday.com.) On Jan. 3, 2011, ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Clinical Trials Begin for Stem Cell Treatment of Progressive Blindness

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A judge found that Dr. Michael Kamrava, who implanted Nadya Suleman with an excessive number of embryos, should keep his license. The judge stated that the doctor committed gross negligence in ...

Judge Says Fertility Doctor Who Treated Octuplets Mother Should Keep His License

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The leading cause of progressive blindness may be able to be treated by using human embryonic stem cells, according to the online Medical News Today (www.medicalnewstoday.com.) On Jan. 3, 2011, ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Clinical Trials Begin for Stem Cell Treatment of Progressive Blindness

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The leading cause of progressive blindness may be able to be treated by using human embryonic stem cells, according to the online Medical News Today (www.medicalnewstoday.com.) On Jan. 3, 2011, ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Clinical Trials Begin for Stem Cell Treatment of Progressive Blindness

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NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) Pro-Choice America, has just released the 20th edition of its report titled "Who Decides? The Status of Women’s Reproductive Rights ...

NARAL Pro-Choice America Issues Report on Reproductive Rights--Editorial

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Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm Cancer Research Technology (CRT) have formed a team of scientists who have expertise in cancer stem cell research to identify new targets which will be ...

Research Groups Form Stem Cell Teams to Beat Cancer

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According to recent statements by Larry Cox, the head of Amnesty International USA, the risk of rape has significantly increased for women and girls in Haiti, in the aftermath of the devastating ...

Sexual Violence in Haiti--Editorial

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According to New York City’s health department statistics, the abortion rate for the city is 41 percent which is double the national average. The archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, called for ...

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According to New York City’s health department statistics, the abortion rate for the city is 41 percent which is double the national average. The archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, called for ...

In New York City 41 Percent of Pregnancies are Aborted

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The leading cause of progressive blindness may be able to be treated by using human embryonic stem cells, according to the online Medical News Today (www.medicalnewstoday.com.) On Jan. 3, 2011, ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Clinical Trials Begin for Stem Cell Treatment of Progressive Blindness

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The leading cause of progressive blindness may be able to be treated by using human embryonic stem cells, according to the online Medical News Today (www.medicalnewstoday.com.) On Jan. 3, 2011, ...

Clinical Trials Begin for Stem Cell Treatment of Progressive Blindness

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Child marriage is defined as marriage before the age of 18, and it can be very harmful if not devastating to girls and their families. It happens mainly in developing countries. There are more ...

Child Marriage Adversely Affects the Lives of Girls

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The rape of Kenyan women who are forced to use community toilets in the slums surrounding Nairobi, the capital, has escalated to a dangerous point. Take the case of 42-year-old Rebecca Nduku, ...

Kenyan Women Risk Sexual Assault at Community Bathrooms

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In October, 2010, the Judge Ben Gordon Jr. Family Visitation Center in northwest Florida lost its $350,000 grant because the Obama administration decided that it wanted the money to go to ...

Obama Administration Withdraws Money From Florida Family Center

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According to Cindy Morrissey, President and CEO of Emerging Healthcare Solutions (EHSI,) there has been an explosion of stem cell breakthroughs, which may include a cure for AIDS. There are ...

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According to Cindy Morrissey, President and CEO of Emerging Healthcare Solutions (EHSI,) there has been an explosion of stem cell breakthroughs, which may include a cure for AIDS. There are ...

Stem Cell Breakthroughs May Include AIDS Cure

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A recent article in the Nigerian newspaper The Nation said, “Unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion and terrible abortion laws are serious issues in women’s reproductive health/rights in ...

Nigerian Newspaper Says Law Threatens Reproductive Health

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I came across an article in the online Metro Halifax of Nova Scotia, Canada, about a vigil to be held for sex workers. The article, by Aly Thomson, said that the vigil is to commemorate “lost ...

A Vigil for Sex Workers - an Editorial

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According to the UN News Service, the United Nations has joined forces with the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in order to promote universal access to reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, ...

UN Partnership Wants to Promote Reproductive Health in Africa

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In Canada, Norah Kennedy, executive director of Family Transition Place (FTP) said the following at a ceremony in recognition of the 21st anniversary of the Montreal Massacre: “We live in a ...

Violence Against Women Continues to "Fly Beneath the Radar" Says Canadian Director

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According to the Bloomberg Business Week, on Dec. 6, 2010 attorney Thomas Hungar tried to persuade a three-judge panel in Washington to stop federal funds for research on stem cells in cases where ...

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According to the Bloomberg Business Week, on Dec. 6, 2010 attorney Thomas Hungar tried to persuade a three-judge panel in Washington to stop federal funds for research on stem cells in cases where ...

U.S. Stem-Cell Research is Attacked in Appeals Court

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The Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University is conducting a campaign against gender violence. It began on November 25, 2010, which is International Day to End Violence Against ...

Speaking Out Against Gender Violence

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Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families is a coalition of 250 environmental and public health groups that want national policies that would make chemicals safer. Health specialists from the University ...

Research about Toxins' Links to Reproductive Health

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According to a Yahoo news story, Pope Benedict XVI said that condoms are permissible in certain cases. In his new book the pontiff writes that condoms are justified for male prostitutes who want ...

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In a huge move, Pope Benedict XVI has stated that condoms are acceptable under one circumstance: male prostitutes. He gave no other circumstance in his interviews. The Pope had created a stir ...

Anna Portela commented on Susan Cody's post Pope Announces Condoms May Be OK Under One Circumstance: Male Prostitution

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According to a Yahoo news story, Pope Benedict XVI said that condoms are permissible in certain cases. In his new book the pontiff writes that condoms are justified for male prostitutes who want ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Pope Says that Condoms Can Be Used in Certain Cases

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According to a Yahoo news story, Pope Benedict XVI said that condoms are permissible in certain cases. In his new book the pontiff writes that condoms are justified for male prostitutes who want ...

Anna Portela commented on Anna Portela's post Pope Says that Condoms Can Be Used in Certain Cases

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According to a Yahoo news story, Pope Benedict XVI said that condoms are permissible in certain cases. In his new book the pontiff writes that condoms are justified for male prostitutes who want ...

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The United Nations Development for Women (Unifem) began a program with the goal of preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces in Delhi, India. Delhi is one of the five cities ...

Campaign to Protect Delhi Women from Violence Launched

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According to a Yahoo news story, Pope Benedict XVI said that condoms are permissible in certain cases. In his new book the pontiff writes that condoms are justified for male prostitutes who want ...

Pope Says that Condoms Can Be Used in Certain Cases

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Reporter Dwayne Parker from the 69 WFMZ TV News channel in Reading, Pennsylvania, reported on the screening of the film “Backyard”, a depiction of the violence against women that has plagued the ...

The Film “Backyard” Creates Awareness About Violence Against Women

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According to an article by Wendy Pollack which was posted on The Shriver Brief, women will benefit from health care reform. Pollack pointed out that women are most likely to have the greatest ...

Women Will Benefit from Health Care Reform

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A Muslim religious channel in Britain is being censored because it permitted spokespersons on air to condone marital rape as well as violence toward women. These presenters called women who wear ...

Britain's Islam Channel Censored for Condoning Marital Rape and Violence Toward Women