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Rape Victim Arrested And Denied Contraception – Will Be Allowed To Sue

June 26, 2012


Addicting Info, June 26, 2012 by Wendy Gittleson A Tampa woman whom we only know as R.W., was raped. She was treated by the rape crisis center, who gave her two emergency contraception pills, one to be taken immediately and one to be taken 12 hours later. When she reported the rape to the police, […]

Party’s lawmakers have hit rights, health, pay, safety

May 16, 2012


Orlando Sentinel, May 16, 2012 by Susannah Randolph Let there be no doubt that the Republican war on women is coordinated, intentional and dangerous. The first battles began in state legislatures, and what most people don’t know is that the GOP‘s war on women has been quietly raging for years. Like a stealth attack, model, […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012


Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

FL: Rallies held to protest ‘War on Women’

April 30, 2012


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 […]

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

April 28, 2012


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 […]

Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Using Religion To Oppose Abortion

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Sofia Resnick WASHINGTON — If you want to help carry out the anti-abortion mission of the taxpayer-funded Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center, you have to be a Christian. It’s right there on the Rapid City, S.D., center’s volunteer application. “Do you consider yourself a Christian?” “If yes, how long […]

Florida Senate women flex muscles

April 15, 2012


Miami Herald, April 15, 2012 by Brittany Alana Davis A group of women in the Florida Senate joined together in the past session to kill a number of bills, including the expansion of private prisons and anti-abortion measure. TALLAHASSEE — On the final day of the 2012 legislative session, Sen. Paula Dockery worked the Senate […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012


RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012


Feminist Wire, April 9, 2012 by Vincent Martin A (self-admitted) conservative male acquaintance recently asked me what the War on Women means. Herein I will attempt to answer him. First, let me provide a shortened definition of War: “War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, […]

Mississippi cracks down on abortion providers

April 5, 2012


The Florida Independent, April 5, 2012 by Ashley Lopez Mississippi’s state Legislature this week passed a bill that would place prohibitive restrictions on abortion providers in the state, in an effort to curb access to legal abortions. The Florida Legislature attempted to pass a similar bill this year that would crack down on providers, but […]

Personhood Florida leader defends movement in op-ed

March 26, 2012


The Florida Independent, March 26, 2012 by Virgina Chamlee The leader of Personhood Florida, the group that wants the Sunshine State to outlaw abortion by defining life as beginning at the moment of conception, recently penned an op-ed targeting Planned Parenthood — claiming the group “fears the thought of what will happen if women learn […]

The Church Lady State

March 22, 2012


New York Times, March 22, 2012 by Timothy Egan When people complain about liberal overreach they always bring up the nanny state. You know, sorting your garbage to see if a banana peel slipped in with a cellophane wrapper; energy-efficient light bulbs; neutered language in the public square to make sure no one is ever […]

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

March 22, 2012


ABC News, March 21, 2012 by David Crary Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles — legal, financial and psychological — in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 […]

Florida “Uterus Controversy” Song Parody

April 8, 2011


YouTube, April 8, 2011 by dptilson New song parody from South Florida Raging Grannies, inspired by Florida’s crazy “uterus controversy” that has made national news headlines; annoyed, amused and activated countless more women (and men) into opposing the corporate-loving, women-bashing Republican Party of FL; and made an instant celebrity/hero out of FL State Representative (D-Orlando) […]