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Coming to a head

Congress | Conservative groups rise to oppose a controversial international disabilities treaty that could become the ‘supreme law of the land’
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/27/12, 02:21 pm

WASHINGTON—With the country 35 days away from plunging off the fiscal cliff, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced his intention to bring a controversial United Nations disabilities treaty up for a vote this week.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has drawn a host of opposition from conservative groups, but Reid said he plans to file a cloture petition Tuesday, which with 60 votes could bring the treaty to a vote as early as Thursday. Once it comes to the floor, 67 votes are required for ratification.

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Birth control pills could become OTC

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by Whitney Williams
Posted 11/21/12, 06:18 pm

Birth control pills are one step closer to being as easy to purchase as aspirin—and according to a Tuesday statement from the nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists, that’s how it should be.

But others, like Threesa Sadler, executive director of Raffa Clinic, a pro-life pregnancy resource center in Greenville, Texas, aren’t so sure.

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Signs and Wonders 11.14

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by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 11/14/12, 10:43 am

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