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MA: Notes from a women’s rights rally

May 1, 2012

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MIT Tech, May 1, 2012 by Mike Veldman Last Saturday, a rally was held at City Hall to protest the nationwide uptick in proposed and codified restrictions on access to abortion and contraception. The feeling shared by many women’s rights advocates is that the nationwide pro-life movement has become bolder, more extremist and, worst of […]

Texans Rally Against ‘War on Women’

April 30, 2012

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Fort Worth Weekly, April 30, 2012 by Andrew McLernore Thousands of women, men and children from across the state gathered at the southern steps of the Capital on Saturday to protest state laws that they say curtail basic human rights for women. Organized primarily by the group Unite Against the War on Women, speakers and […]

FL: Rallies held to protest ‘War on Women’

April 30, 2012

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WZVN, April 30, 2012 For video, click here FORT MYERS – The women vote is going to be very important in Decision 2012. And now, Florida Senator Marco Rubio finds himself on the defensive after voting against funding for domestic violence. Democrats view it as another battle in the war on women and republicans want […]

Texans unite against the ‘war on women’

April 30, 2012

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The Horn, April 30, 2012 by Cody Permenter During the last legislative session in Texas, women’s health and family planning services were slashed by $73.6 million and the legislature passed a bill that requires that requires a woman who seeks an abortion to receive a transvaginal sonogram. In response, thousands of Texans met at the […]

Unite Against War on Women Rallies Held Nationwide

April 30, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, April 30, 2012 Women across the country participated in marches and rallies on Saturday to protest recent attempts to roll back women’s rights. State legislators have passed or tried to pass laws to limit women’s reproductive rights throughout this year. Proposed legislation included personhood bills, fetal heartbeat laws, and ultrasound laws. The rallies […]

Thousands Rally At ‘We Are Women’ Protests Across The Country: ‘Enough Of The War On Women’

April 30, 2012

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Think Progress, April 30, 2012 by Igor Volsky Women across the country participated in “We Are Women” rallies on Saturday to protest state legislation limiting access to contraception and abortion. Hundreds of advocates gathered in Kansas, Colorado, Virginia, Florida, Arkansas, Idaho, and Oklahoma to demand that lawmakers abandon efforts to undermine women’s health. “Today’s rally […]

250 protest legislation at Oklahoma capitol

April 29, 2012

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NECN.com, April 29, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 250 demonstrators marched on Oklahoma’s state Capitol to protest legislation restricting reproductive rights. UniteWomen.org organized “United Against the War on Women” marches and rallies across the nation Saturday in response to bills that it perceives as attacking reproductive, voting and human rights. Demonstrators said measures such […]

Protesters rally for women’s rights in Richmond

April 28, 2012

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Washington Post, April 28, 2012 by Anita Kumar RICHMOND — About 300 demonstrators gathered a few blocks from the state Capitol on a cold, rainy Saturday to continue their months-long protest against proposals they say restrict women’s rights. Some protesters carried professionally printed signs that carried messages such as “Stop the War on Virginia Women.” […]

CT: Rally For Women’s Rights Held At Bushnell Park

April 28, 2012

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Courant.com, April 28, 2012 by SAMAIA HERNANDEZ HARTFORD— Wearing a long colonial dress and bonnet, Kathryn Carbone stood out in a crowd. That was the point. “When you enforce morality, you get Salem,” the New Britain resident said, referring to the notorious witch trials in Massachusetts, at the Unite Women CT rally Saturday at Bushnell […]

Wisconsin women rally against the “War on Women”

April 28, 2012

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WEAU 13, April 28, 2012 MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) — Across the nation and even in Wisconsin, hundreds of women are expressing their frustration through rallies and marches. It’s against what they call the “War on Women.” Around the capitol in Madison, supporters rallied at the “Unite Against the War on Women” event. Democratic candidate for […]

NE: ‘War on women’ protesters single out Johanns, Heineman

April 28, 2012

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Journal Star, April 28, 2012 by MICHAEL BAMESBERGER To Susan Councell, you can call “the war on women” whatever you want. “It doesn’t matter how people want to package what’s happening to women in this country,” she said. “We just refuse to accept it.” That was the sentiment of several dozen protesters who held signs and […]

Rally in Fort Lauderdale part of national movement in support of women’s rights

April 28, 2012

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Orlando Sentinel, April 28, 2012 by Erika Pesantes FORT LAUDERDALE — Feminists who fought for women’s rights in the 1960s and ’70s joined a new generation Saturday and said the fight continues. Unite Against the War on Women, a grassroots group that has steadily gained momentum since its founding in February, has organized rallies nationwide […]

PA: Unite Against War on Women targets women’s rights with rally at Capitol

April 28, 2012

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PennLive.com, April 28, 2012 by Sue Gleiter Some of them pounded plastic buckets with drum sticks. Others danced to Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” They carried homemade signs emblazoned with messages such as “Gov. Corbett Open Your Eyes. Start Packing” and “We’ve Come a Long Way Baby and We’re Not Going Back.” Protestors take […]

Hundreds rally against ‘war on women’ at Utah Capitol

April 28, 2012

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Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 2012 by Brian Maffly Equality » Activists decry states’ ‘race to the bottom,’ erosion of reproductive rights. Here’s the trouble with many of the nation’s recent legislative initiatives targeting the “tiny and intimate details” of women’s private lives: They are the spawn of male lawmakers rather than the fruits of […]

VT: Rally in state capital targets ‘war on women’

April 28, 2012

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Burlington Free Press, April 28, 2012 by Tim Johnson MONTPELIER — Madeleine Kunin said she never dreamed that in the year 2012 she would find herself speaking out in defense of contraception and giving credit to Rush Limbaugh. But there she was on the Statehouse steps Saturday, exhorting a crowd of about two hundred people […]

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