Stop playing into their trap, stop mislabling things abortion: "Since the anti-choicers are getting so much leverage out of conflating STD testing and treatment, contraception, and cancer screening with abortion, we can expect that the pressure to use “abortion” when describing STD testing and treatment, contraception, and cancer screening will only intensify. This is no excuse to give in. We must, as journalists, use the proper words to identify things. If a medical service is not a pregnancy termination, it is simply wrong to label it “abortion.” No matter how much pressure we face to do otherwise from the right."

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Training: 10 mi race on Saturday, 2 hr (road) bike ride yesterday, taking today as a rest day.

Yesterday I saw my last two AIFF films. It really has been an amazing experience to get to see all these films - thanks Mom and Rocky for getting me the tickets! Also, it's just been a great community - people chatting in line about favorite films, swapping tips, etc. I hope it brought in a lot of business to Ashland, and continues to grow in the coming years.

The two films I saw yesterday were both about activism and both absolutely wonderful. The first, Better This World, was about two young guys who got arrested during the Republican National Convention in 2008. But really its about much more - activism, government obsession with "terrorism," use of informants and plea bargains, etc. A heartbreaking but wonderful film. The second, If A Tree Falls, tells the story of one ELF (Earth Liberation Front) activist. Another great portrait of a young person struggling to figure out how to make this world a better place, and the sometimes heartbreaking consequences. I recommend both.

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