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Pennsylvania Kicks Off Fadiman’s Choice At Risk Film Screening Tour

September 24, 2012


We’ve Had Enough PA, September 24, 2012 Following a series of pre-launch screenings in Nevada and California, we’re excited to announce that documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman will kick off a five-state, fall 2012 Choice at Risk film-screening tour with a gathering on Sept. 27th in Philadelphia sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Choice. The tour, facilitated by […]

Pennsylvania Senate Candidate: Daughter’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy ‘Similar’ To Rape

August 28, 2012


Talking Points Memo, August 28, 2012 by Eric Kleefeld Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith is the latest Republican to bungle a response to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comment about rape and pregnancy. “What that congressman said I do not agree with at all. He should have never said anything like that,” Smith told reporters […]

Warning to Women: Don’t Say Vagina in the Michigan House and Don’t Sit at the Men-Only Table in Philly’s Union League

June 17, 2012


Forbes, June 17, 2012 by Anne Doyle I’m still flabbergasted over two astonishing, recent incidents — one triggered by a Michigan legislator who dared to use the word “vagina” during a floor debate over proposed regulation of female bodies, and the other, which I personally witnessed, involving a dues-paying member of Philadelphia’s Union League being ordered to move […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012


Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

May 2, 2012


The Raw Story, May 2, 2012 by David Edwards Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close […]

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

April 28, 2012

0, 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 […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]