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Women under attack in Pa.

April 15, 2012

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Philly.com, April 15, 2012 by Michelle Vaughn Michele Vaughn is chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee Women are under attack in Pennsylvania. At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education, and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s […]

Pennsylvania Forced Ultrasound Bill Officially Kaput, At Least for this Year

April 10, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty We’ve learned better during the 2012 legislative session to call a bill dead before it is completely gone.  Some, like the Idaho ultrasound bill, seem gone only to make one more brief appearance when they think everyone has stopped paying attention, and so require a second […]

The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012

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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, […]

Measure to curb abortion on hold

April 7, 2012

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Centre Daily Times, April 6, 2012 by Jessica VanderKolk A state House bill requiring an ultrasound for women seeking an abortion was pulled from the voting calendar, but that hasn’t stopped the outcry against the issue and continued debate. The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Kathy Rapp, was co-sponsored by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte. Called […]

Women are under attack in Pennsylvania

April 4, 2012

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Mainline Media News, April 4, 2012 by Michele Vaughn At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s rights foremost: by introducing House Bill 1077, one of the most appalling and reprehensible […]

PA Senator Counters Ultrasound with Erectile Bill

March 21, 2012

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NBC Philadelphia, March 21, 2012 by Associated Press A Pennsylvania senator said Tuesday he plans to introduce a bill next week to require prostate exams, cardiac stress tests and sex therapy for men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction. Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, said he is suggesting the measure to show how ridiculous he thinks it […]