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Merle Hoffman

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Abortion: The Ultimate Trump Card in House of Cards

(4) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 12:58 PM

Let's suppose everything in House of Cards, now the hottest thing on NetFlix, is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

It's no news that congressmen buy, devour and then discard lovely young things who may themselves turn out to be tarantulas....

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Despicable: Mourdock, Walsh and Akin

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 3:25 PM

Memo to Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock: Rape is a crime.

It is not God's will. Anyone with common sense knows that.

What still concerns me more are the comments last week by Congressman Joe Walsh, who said that abortions never save women's lives. People who...

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Where Are the Women?

(341) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 1:25 AM

After debating every major "right-to-life" leader in this country -- including Jerry Falwell -- I didn't need to watch the debate tonight to know that no matter who the pundits say won, it is women who are losing.

In the meager segment set aside to discuss health care in tonight's...

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The Opening of a Russian Front in the Abortion Wars

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 3:46 PM

On Thursday, The New York Times' Sophia Kishkovsky published a piece about alarming news that's been buzzing in reproductive rights circles for the last couple of weeks -- Russia has embraced their very own anti-choice movement, and it looks strikingly like ours here in the U.S.

This is...

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Roe v. Wade 38th Anniversary: A Time for Celebration -- and Commitment

(6) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 4:10 PM

As we celebrate the 38th anniversary on Jan 22nd of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, this day must also signal a commitment to the future -- to protect and advance women's reproductive freedom despite the challenges and risks.

This year, 2011,...

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