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Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

By Nancy Shute African-American women can be at risk of heart disease even if they don’t have metabolic syndrome, a study finds. That’s a problem, because the current thinking is that metabolic syndrome — defined as high triglycerides, bad cholesterol, … Continue reading

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The 9 Worst Things Said About Women, Abortion, and Rape in 2013

By Molly Redden Opponents of reproductive rights had a busy 2013. By the end of June, state lawmakers had passed 43 abortion restrictions into law—as many restrictions as were enacted in all of 2012, according to an analysis by the … Continue reading

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Abortion Restrictions Are Harming Women’s Health and Human Rights in Texas

By Andrea Flynn Last week the Supreme Court decided to leave in place a Texas law that has essentially closed a third of the abortion providers in that state. On their own, the abortion restrictions are devastating. But in the … Continue reading

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14-Year-Old Girl With Pro-Choice Sign Under Attack: “Please Stop Calling Me a “Whore”

By Tuesday Cain I’m a 14-year-old girl who has lived in Austin, Texas, my whole life. I like art, music and talking on the phone with my friends. When I grow up, I’d like to become a science teacher. I … Continue reading

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My Medical Choice By Angelina Jolie

MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance … Continue reading

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Gwendolyn Brooks – The Mother

“The Mother” by Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks is as poignant today as it was when she wrote it in 1963. In fact, it may have been even more so in 1963; Roe vs Wade was not decided until 1973. The speaker … Continue reading

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