Browsing All posts tagged under »Reproductive Rights«

Hobby Lobby sues government over healthcare mandate

September 12, 2012

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Reuters, September 12, 2012 by Steve Olafson Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance. The lawsuit, filed in District Court in the […]

We’re Not ‘The Entitlement Generation’

September 12, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 12, 2012 by Sandra Fluke Last weekend, Representative Walsh said he was “offended” by me, a “life-time student,” and that he wanted me to stop acting “entitled” and “get a job.” He explained that it wasn’t my fault because my generation has been raised this way and doesn’t know how to take care of […]

Colorado “Personhood” Amendment Officially Dead for Now

September 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 12, 2012 by Robin Marty It’s the end of the road for fertilized-egg-people, at least for this cycle in Colorado.  Although Personhood USA has until the 28th of September to challenge the results of the signatures gathered, the ballot certification deadline has already passed, making it impossible for the issue to be […]

I Feel Bad for My Vagina

September 11, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 11, 2012 by Denise Vivaldo I happen to love my vagina. We have been through thick and thin together. The great, the good, the average and the occasional nights we never speak of. Ever. Now that we are 60, which is the new 40, we both feel we have a lot of […]

U.S. court says woman can’t be charged for inducing abortion

September 11, 2012

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Reuters, September 11, 2012 by Dan Levine A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked the prosecution of an Idaho woman who aborted her pregnancy by taking pills instead of traveling to a clinic or hospital as required by state law. Jennie Linn McCormack, an unmarried mother of three, was charged by Bannock County prosecutors last year […]

Roy Moore Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Oklahoma Personhood Measure

September 10, 2012

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News Talk Radio 1450 AM WWNT, September 10, 2012 Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) from Gallant, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law, and the Adoption Law firm filed a amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Moore announced in a written statement […]

Personhood supporters love babies and women (just not at the same time)

September 10, 2012

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Clarion Ledger, September 10, 2012 by Natalie Winningham The noble advocates for life want women to know that they are only trying to help. By lobbying to remove all exceptions for abortion, including life of the mother, they are sending us a message of love: they don’t’ want to control us; they just want to […]

The “Health Of The Mother” And The War On Women

September 9, 2012

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The New Civil Rights Movement, September 9, 2012 by JEAN ANN ESSELINK The Romney campaign announced last week that Mitt was mistaken when he said he believed in a “health of the mother” abortion exception.” What “health of the mother” really means in the lives of  women is On Our Radar. Once upon a time, there […]

Personhood law’s definition of life dubious

September 9, 2012

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Coloradoan, September 9, 2012 by Dick Heyman There is a nationwide volatile debate about abortion. Right now, abortion is legal early in a pregnancy only. There are many who believe that it should not be allowed based on their personal and religious belief as to when life begins. It’s a bit flippant to simply say, “If […]

Don’t politicize reproductive health issues

September 9, 2012

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Greenville News, September 8, 2012 by Joyce Fishman Klein How did you learn the alphabet? Did you learn that A is for Apples, B is for Boys, etc.? Today in the world of politics in this country we are learning a new alphabet: A is for Abortion, B is for Birth control, C is for […]

Democrats single out Texas as the nation’s vilest villain in the ‘war on women’

September 6, 2012

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Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2012 by Jana Kasperkevic Texas Republicans have been singled out as villains in the war on women by none other than … Texas Democrats. At a Texas delegation breakfast earlier this week, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte “warned that the attack on reproductive rights had roots in Texas, with the […]

New Report on the Anti-Women Voting Record of the 112th Congress Identifies 55 Anti-Women Votes by House Republicans

September 5, 2012

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U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee, September 5, 2012 by Rep. Henry Waxman Report: The Anti-Women Voting Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, 112th Congress, September 5, 2012. Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo, Subcommittee […]

A Never-Ending Story

September 5, 2012

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New York Times, September 5, 2012 by LINDA GREENHOUSE An article in the paper the other day caught my eye and led me to ponder something I’d rather not have to think about at all: the Republican Party platform. The article that prompted these unwanted thoughts had nothing to do with politics. It reported that […]

Take Action: Write and email and protect women!

September 5, 2012

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Cooch Watch, September 5, 2012 by Lacey Landry We are asking you to take 5 minutes out of your day to write an e-mail to Dr. John Seeds, the anti-choice activist physician recently appointed to the Board of Health by Governor Bob McUltrasound. We are demanding that he recuse himself from the vote at the […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Personhood

September 4, 2012

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Opposing Views, September 4, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is urging the United States Supreme Court to review a decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court striking a ballot initiative that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define “person” as “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that […]

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