Thursday, November 27, 2008

Top 10 Headlines - Women's Health Policy Report‏


The weekly version of the Daily Women's Health Policy Report highlights the week's top 10 news stories on reproductive health and rights. The complete list of stories is available online, and you may also subscribe to the daily version here.

Top 10 Headlines:

ELECTION 2008 | Reuters Examines Future Agenda for Abortion Rights Supporters Under Obama Administration [Nov. 24, 2008]
Reuters on Sunday examined how abortion rights advocates "expect to advance their agenda" under President-elect Barack Obama, an abortion-rights supporter.
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STATE POLITICS & POLICY | GOP Majority in Tenn. Legislature Likely To Support Constitutional Amendment To Limit Abortion [Nov. 25, 2008]
With Republican majorities in both the state House and Senate, abortion-rights opponents in Tennessee are launching a long-term effort aimed at passing a state constitutional amendment that would clear the way for limiting protections for abortion rights, the Tennessean reports.
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ON THE BLOGS | Blogs Examine Obama Appointees, Ovarian Cancer Test, European Abortion Laws [Nov. 25, 2008]
Blogs can provide interesting commentary and perspective on reproductive health and rights. Read a few of our selected picks this week from RH Reality Check, Our Bodies Our Blog, and Birth Control Watch.
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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH | Weight Loss Surgery Helps Obese Women Have Healthier Pregnancies, Infants [Nov. 21, 2008]
Women who become pregnant after undergoing bariatric surgery have less complicated pregnancies and healthier infants than obese women who become pregnant, according to a new study, the New York Times reports.
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ABORTION NEWS | Washington Post Magazine Examines Medical Students' Decision Whether To Become Abortion Providers [Nov. 24, 2008]
The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday examined challenges medical students face when considering whether to become abortion providers.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS | Uruguay Lawmakers Fail To Override Presidential Veto of Bill That Would Decriminalize Abortion [Nov. 24, 2008]
Lawmakers in Uruguay last week failed to garner the three-fifths vote in each chamber needed to override the recent presidential veto of a bill that would have decriminalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy, AFP/Yahoo! News reports.
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ON THE BLOGS | Blogs Comment on Bill To Block HHS Conscience Rule, Future of Antiabortion Movement, Oklahoma Ultrasound Law [Nov. 21, 2008]
Blogs can provide interesting commentary and perspective on reproductive health and rights. Read a few of our selected picks this week from RH Reality Check, Feministing, ProLifeBlogs, and National Right to Life Committee blog.
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ELECTION 2008 | Family Research Council Criticizes Obama Pick for HHS Secretary on Basis of Abortion Position [Nov. 21, 2008]
The conservative group Family Research Council said President-elect Barack Obama's selection of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) as HHS secretary demonstrates that the next president will not govern from the "middle" on issues related to abortion, reports.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS | Improved Access To Safe Abortion Needed To Reduce Maternal Death Rate in Ghana, Advocate Says [Nov. 21, 2008]
Ghana's government should increase efforts to encourage safe abortion procedures and provide reproductive health education to reduce its maternal mortality rate, Jehu Appiah -- country director of Ipas Ghana -- said in a recent speech during an advocate training meeting at the University of Ghana, Ghana's Statesman reports.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS | Guardian Examines Rise in British School Presentations by Antiabortion Groups [Nov. 26, 2008]
On Tuesday, the Guardian newspaper in England examined increased efforts by abortion-rights opponents there to make antiabortion presentations in school religious education classes.
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~ Debra Ness, publisher & president, National Partnership
~ Marilyn Keefe, managing editor & director of reproductive health & rights, National Partnership
~ Laura Hessburg, associate editor & senior health policy advisor, National Partnership
~ Lisa Summers, associate editor & senior health policy advisor, National Partnership
~ Christine Broderick, associate editor & health policy analyst, National Partnership
~ Justyn Ware, Sarah Mann, associate editors
~ Kimberley Lufkin, editor
~ Amanda Wolfe, editor-in-chief
~ Anna Marie Finley, Brittany Hackett, Emily Picillo, staff writers
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