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Jean Pakter, Who Made New York a Model for Safe Abortions, Dies at 101

May 22, 2012


New York Times, May 22, 2012 by PAUL VITELLO Dr. Jean Pakter, a former health official who made New York City a national model for providing safe, legal abortions and led an innovative effort to educate women about the benefits of birth control, prenatal nutrition and breast-feeding, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 101. […]

Martha Plimpton at the Unite Women Rally

April 28, 2012


YouTube, April 28, 2012 by Willafly Foley Square New York City

Abortion Laws Proposed In Some States Would Buck National Trend, Expand Access

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Ariel Edwards-Levy WASHINGTON — As many states debate and pass new restrictions on abortion, often against increasing resistance, a small number of others are considering moves in the opposite direction, weighing legislation that would increase access to and coverage of abortions. A California bill awaiting its first hearing this […]

Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats

March 22, 2012


Huffington Post, March 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats. “I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights […]