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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 […]

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