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8/26/2009 - Feminist Movement Loses Champion for Women's Rights
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) died late last night at his Massachusetts home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer....

7/8/2009 - NIH Issues New Stem Cell Guidelines
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued new regulations Monday that ease restrictions on stem cell research....

5/22/2009 - Louisiana House Passes Health Care "Conscience" Bill
Legislation that would allow health care providers to withhold certain services and medications, including abortion and emergency contraception, on the basis of religious or moral objections was approved by the Louisiana state House this week in a 65 to 33 vote....

1/26/2009 - Gillibrand Chosen to Fill Clinton's Senate Seat
New York Governor David Patterson appointed Representative Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to replace Hillary Clinton in the US Senate on Friday....

12/15/2008 - Vatican Denounces Fertilization Treatments and Stem Cell Research
The Vatican issued a comprehensive doctrinal ethics guide Friday that reaffirms opposition to contraception, in vitro fertilization, embryonic stem cell research, genetic testing, and cloning....

11/25/2008 - Embryo Adoption Service Opens in Seattle
An "embryo adoption" service was founded earlier this month through the Cedar Park Assembly of God Church in Seattle by Maria Lancaster, whose daughter Elisha was conceived after an embryo donation....

11/7/2008 - Michigan Votes Yes to Expanding Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Michigan voted 'yes' on Tuesday to an amendment that will expand research and loosen restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research....

11/5/2008 - Pro-Choice Forces Win Big Against State Measures
All three anti-choice state ballot measures were defeated on Tuesday....

8/22/2008 - FEC Allows Disgraced Senator to Use Some Campaign Funds for Legal Fees
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) decided Thursday that Senator David Vitter (R-LA) will be able to use campaign funds to pay part of his more than $200,000 in legal and public relations fees stemming from his alleged involvement with the DC Madam scandal....

6/27/2008 - Montana Anti-Abortion Ballot Initiative Fails
A proposed ballot initiative to amend the Montana state constitution to define a fertilized egg as a person failed to qualify for the state's 2008 November ballot....

5/16/2008 - Anti-Abortion Measures on November Ballots in SD, CA
Anti-abortion extremists are targeting states with ballot initiatives for November....

5/15/2008 - Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure Petition Submitted in Colorado
Anti-abortion groups seeking to place a so-called "personhood initiative" on the November state ballot in Colorado submitted 131,245 signatures this week, well over the 76,000 signatures required to place the measure on the ballot....

2/22/2008 - Georgia House Subcommittee Tables So-Called Human Life Amendment
The Georgia state House of Representatives tabled a state constitutional amendment this Wednesday that would define life as beginning at the moment of fertilization....

10/26/2007 - Pelosi House Makes History
The Pelosi House of Representatives made history this week as it conducted its 1,000th roll call vote of the year....

9/26/2007 - Stem Cell Measure Will Remain on New Jersey Ballot
A New Jersey judge ruled Monday that a ballot measure authorizing the state to borrow $450 million to fund stem cell research would remain on the November ballot, despite the objections of anti-abortion activists....

8/31/2007 - Emails Confirm Political Pressure on Former Surgeon General
Emails released by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) yesterday confirm claims by former Surgeon General Richard Carmona that he was subject to political pressure and interference by the Bush administration during his tenure in the position....

7/11/2007 - Former Surgeon General Reveals Political Interference in Medical Decisions
Richard Carmona, the first surgeon general appointed by President George Bush, testified yesterday that the Bush administration interfered with and censored his speeches on health issues, including stem cell research and sex education, in order to fit a political agenda....

6/21/2007 - Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Research Legislation
President Bush yesterday vetoed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 (HR 810/S 471), which would have expanded federally funded embryonic stem cell research by allowing the study of cells from donated, frozen embryos that would have been destroyed at fertility clinics....

6/18/2007 - New Report Dispels Myth of Conservative America
A new report published by the Campaign for America's Future and Media Matters for America finds that, although Americans commonly believe that the majority of the country is conservative, Americans are actually progressive in their views and voting trends....

6/8/2007 - House Votes Again to Advance Stem Cell Research with Strong Support from Women
The House voted yesterday for the third time in the past two years to approve legislation that would lessen restrictions on stem cell research....

5/7/2007 - Bush Issues Pre-Emptive Threat to Veto Pro-Choice Laws
In a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), President Bush made clear his intent to veto any legislation that would improve access to abortion or support stem cell research....

4/16/2007 - Senate Votes in Favor of Stem Cell Research Again
The Senate voted last Wednesday to pass legislation supporting stem cell research....

4/10/2007 - Senate to Consider Stem Cell Bills
The US Senate will begin debate on two bills related to stem cell research today....

1/23/2007 - Anniversary of Roe Met, Once Again, with Rallies of Support and Protest
Supporters and opponents of reproductive freedom participated in events across the country yesterday, marking the 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade that legalized abortion for women in the US....

1/19/2007 - Feminists Celebrate Successful 100 Hours
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gathered yesterday with Democratic leaders and supporters to celebrate the successful completion of her agenda for the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress....