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The GOP’s Effort To Pull Out Of Medicaid Is Part Of Its War On Women

July 13, 2012

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Think Progress, July 13, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Medicaid expansion is just the latest battlefield in the Republicans’ ongoing war against women. Republican governors turning down health care funds are making a political statement, but in the process are hurting, not helping, the women their states. In fact, the two states with the highest number […]

GOP: ‘Only Health Care Mandate They Can Embrace Are Transvaginal Probes For Women’

June 29, 2012

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Huffington Post, June 29, 2012 by Luke Johnson Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) took a heck of a shot at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Friday on a conference call organized by the Obama campaign following the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. “The only health care mandate they can embrace are transvaginal probes for women,” […]

Republicans Slam Obamacare Using Pro-Choice Language

June 29, 2012

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Huffington Post, June 29, 2012 by Laura Bassett For years, Democrats and progressive women’s groups have characterized Republican attempts to limit access to abortion — such as mandatory ultrasounds and mandatory waiting periods before abortions — as the ultimate government intrusion into a woman’s personal medical decisions. On Thursday, conservatives usurped the very same pro-choice […]

Why The Obamacare Decision Is Very Good News For Women

June 28, 2012

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Forbes, June 28, 2012 by Bryce Covert SCOTUS has spoken: The U.S. Supreme Court just upheld the Affordable Care Act, saying that the individual mandate is constitutional as a tax. This is fantastic news for the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans. Women in particular should pop the champagne and celebrate. Of those millions of uninsured, […]

Connecticut State Panel Declares Abortion An Essential Health Care Procedure

June 12, 2012

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Addicting Info, June 12, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. At least one state in America is willing to defend a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions. On Friday, a state panel in Connecticut unanimously declared that abortion is an essential health benefit ,that must be covered by all insurance plans. The state […]

War on women can be fought at the polls

May 17, 2012

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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% […]

AZ Gov Brewer signs controversial contraception bill into law

May 11, 2012

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Explorer News, May 11, 2012 by Thelma Grimes Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2625 into law Friday. The legislation authorizes religiously-affiliated employers to deny contraceptive services from their employees’ health insurance plans. Despite opponents saying the bill would violate a woman’s right to privacy, proponents say it will apply exclusively to those entities whose religious beliefs […]