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And now for Barbara Ehrenreich's take on the mammogram furor

December 2, 2009 |  8:59 am

Ehrenreich Author Barbara Ehrenreich begins her column on today's Opinion page:

"Has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult? When the House passed the Stupak amendment, which would take away abortion rights from women who get any government help purchasing insurance, the female response ranged from muted to inaudible.

Soon after, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that regular screening mammography not start until age 50, all hell broke loose."

Read more from Ehrenreich.

Here's the original news article: Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate

And a followup: Cancer screening: What could it hurt? A lot, actually

-- Tami Dennis

Photo: Barbara Ehrenreich. Credit: Sigrid Estrada / Metropolitan Books