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The health insurance industry is mounting an attack against health care reform, warning that the Baucus bill will increase costs.  The Senate Finance Committee is set to vote on the health care legislation tomorrow.

Anti-choice Rep. Dave Reichert is being targeted by groups like MoveOn.org for his opposition to health care reform efforts.  Reichert voted against the bill in the House.

The New York Times profiles three anti-choice protesters on how they got involved in the loosely organized network of local anti-choice activism.

During an interview with the seattlepi.com, pro-choice King County executive candidate Dow Constantine pointed to his NARAL Pro-Choice Washington endorsement and reiterated that his opponent, Susan Hutchison, is anti-choice.

The New York Times takes a look at fertility procedures and the risks inherent in carrying quadruplets, quintuplets and sextuplets.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has said he will sign an ordinance to create a “buffer” to keep anti-choice protesters from getting too close to people entering and exiting medical facilities.

The Seattle Times editorial board endorses a “no” vote on Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033.  I-1033 would severely restrict government revenue, resulting in drastic cuts to health care – including family planning care – as well as many other critical programs.

Gay rights supporters in Seattle marched in support of Referendum 71 on Sunday, coinciding with the National Equality March in Washington D.C.  Referendum 71 asks voters to approve the law expanding domestic partnership rights.

A new political action committee, Vote Reject R-71, has been created, possibly signaling a large influx of cash to oppose Referendum 71.

Speaking before the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization, President Obama pledged to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.

In a guest column for the Seattle Times, LeAnne Moss, executive director of the Women’s Funding Alliance, and Bill and Paula Clapp, co-founders of Global Partnerships and the Seattle International Foundation, write that women, who are more likely than men to hold part-time jobs that do not have benefits and who make less money than do their male counterparts, are disproportionately affected by a bad economy.  They urge government and the community to invest in programs that alleviate these economic barriers and support women.

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