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We are women Colorado organizes rally in Central Denver

October 5, 2012


Examiner, October 5, 2012 by Juli Turano Saturday, October 6, 2012, in the heart of Denver, We are Women Colorado (WAWCO), a statewide women’s social organization is holding its first “Equality Rally and March.” The planned events are scheduled to begin around 1p.m. and weather permitting, conclude around 5p.m. See details below. WAWCO aims to […]

Legitimate Rape by the Renegade Raging Grannies

August 23, 2012


YouTube, August 23, 2012 by Douglas H. Ryder

Vagina is not a Dirty Word

June 26, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 26, 2012 by Beverly McPhail “Vagina” is not a dirty word, although legislators in the state of Michigan seem to think so. Recently, in response to the debate over a strict anti-choice bill that places onerous obstacles in the path of women seeking legal abortion, State Representative Lisa Brown used the […]

War on women can be fought at the polls

May 17, 2012


Seminole Chronicle, May 17, 2012 by Kim Carroll Women have the power. They take their right to vote seriously and show up at the polls in greater numbers than men according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. In 2008, 60.4 percent of eligible female voters cast their vote versus 55.7% […]

Facebook Twitter You Tube RSS Email Updates Physicians Speak Out: A High Profile Call to Arms in the Abortion War

May 16, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 16, 2012 by by Carole Joffe “…there is now an unprecedented and sweeping legal assault on women’s reproductive rights. New legislation is being introduced, and sometimes passed, in state after state that would roll back access to abortion and contraception, mainly by intruding on the relationship between doctor and patient…..But where […]

Are Women Too Stupid To Understand Abortion?

May 8, 2012


Slate, May 8, 2012 by Amanda Marcotte One of the great things about living in the age of research is that the scientific method can be applied to so many questions, with my favorite being those in which the answer was obvious before the research ever began. In this week’s news, researchers applied themselves to […]

Republicans, Get In My Vagina!

May 5, 2012


Funny or Die Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer and Andrea Savage “spread” the message that the one thing women really want in their vagina is the government. Watch video

One Woman’s Response to the War on Women

May 4, 2012


Huffington Post, May 4, 2012 by Monique Ruffin For the past several months, the political conversation has focused on a war on women’s reproductive rights. The tenor of these recent debates, in large, has been downright regressive — we’ve even seen state legislation holding that conception occurs two weeks before pregnancy. From the very beginning […]

State of Alabama Harasses and Seeks to Close Abortion Clinic, While Women Die Needlessly in Childbirth

May 2, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 2, 2012 by Ann Rose New Woman All Women in Birmingham Alabama is the abortion clinic bombed by Eric Rudolph in 1998 resulting in the death of a police officer and the maiming of a nurse. It has now been “bombed” by the Alabama Department of Public Health under the direction […]

In Colorado, Media Ignores Protests Against Anti-Choice Policies

May 2, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 2, 2012 by Robin Marty States across the country held coordinated protests on April 28th, where advocates for reproductive rights reminded legislators that their bodies are not up for debate. One of the largest of these protests was in Denver, Colorado. But no one seems to know it happened at all. […]

WI: Rally against war on women

April 28, 2012


The Cap Times, April 28, 2012 Thousands of women and men will be gathering Saturday at Wisconsin’s Capitol to challenge Gov. Scott Walker’s repeated attacks on the rights of women. Walker is a militant in this regard, He has signed laws undermining reproductive rights protections. He has signed laws undermining pay equity protections. He has […]

Women to rally for health care rights at Capitol Saturday

April 27, 2012


The Colorado Independent, April 27, 2012 by Scot Kersgaard Saturday at 9:30 am, a group of Colorado women and family members will gather at Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater for a rally to protect women’s access to health care, and for the right of each woman to make her own health care decisions. State legislators, […]

Mad Women: How the Flames of Revolution Are Ignited

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Barbara Hannah Grufferman Believing in the full social, political, and economic quality of women, which is what the dictionary says “feminism” means, is enough to make a revolution in itself. – Gloria Steinem Some people think about joining revolutions. Others start them. And American women, it seems, are ready […]

Women’s rights rally set for Saturday

April 22, 2012


Tulsa World, April 22, 2012 by Barbara Hoberock OKLAHOMA CITY – Critics of efforts to restrict reproductive rights will rally at the Capitol this month. The Unite Against the War on Women march and rally is set for Saturday as part of an effort expected to take place across the country. The state march begins […]

US nun group rejects Vatican condemnation

April 21, 2012


AFP, April 21, 2012 WASHINGTON — The leader of a group of US Catholic nuns on Saturday rejected condemnation from a Vatican report that said it defied Church doctrine. “We haven’t violated any teaching,” Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, told AFP, insisting the group would not stop “caring […]