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Can We Create a Different Conversation About Abortion?

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 5:22 PM

When is the last time you read or heard nuanced, complicated, compassionate, inspiring stories about abortion?

On Sunday, New York Magazine published 26 stories from women across the country who have personal abortion stories. The range, depth, variance, complexity -- the gray area of their stories --...

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No Girl Should Face Unwanted Pregnancy at 17: Why We Raise for Women like Clara

(5) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 12:11 PM

Clara was focused on her future. Unlike many 17-year-olds from her village in rural Uganda, she left home to go to high school. But her dreams were unexpectedly shattered.

"One night, I went to a club with my group of girls. A man called me over. He said, 'I have...

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Tears, Relief and Love in Boston

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 9:23 AM

On Friday night, as Suspect #2 was apprehended, a light rain descended on Watertown. It was like the world was collectively tearing up after the tense, stressful lockdown of the last 24 hours. Driving through the dark streets of Watertown, the windshield wipers of my car gently pushed away the...

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Who's Got Heartbreak and Heart? Boston

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 6:43 PM

Every year that I'm not running the marathon, I stand halfway up Heartbreak Hill (the 20.5 mile mark) with a sign that asks, "Who's got heart?" Every year, as runners struggle up the last big hill, men and women put their hands on their heart to indicate that they do,...

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