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Ryan’s Support For Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Draws Fire

August 11, 2012


Buzzfeed, August 11, 2012 Democratic lawmakers and abortion rights organizations have opened an assault on Rep. Paul Ryan’s support for a controversial bill requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound on a woman before performing an abortion to ensure she can see the fetal image. Abortion foes have fought for versions of the measure around the […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012


Op Ed News, May 25, 2012 by Naomi Wolf Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways? You would surely think so by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of […]

Colorado moved ahead or stayed even on education, gay rights, abortion

May 22, 2012


Colorado Independent, May 22, 2012 by John Tomasic Colorado legislative debate this year on education, gay rights and women’s health policies reflected larger well-worn national political back-and-forths, where showy speeches on immigration “illegals,” “traditional marriage” and religious freedom often sidetrack efforts to serve the public good. Caught in that kind of mire on a few […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

May 19, 2012


Women News Network, May 19, 2012 by Sandy Oestreich St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk.  It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate […]

Florida Senate women flex muscles

April 15, 2012


Miami Herald, April 15, 2012 by Brittany Alana Davis A group of women in the Florida Senate joined together in the past session to kill a number of bills, including the expansion of private prisons and anti-abortion measure. TALLAHASSEE — On the final day of the 2012 legislative session, Sen. Paula Dockery worked the Senate […]

North Texas knitters stitch uteruses for protest

April 3, 2012


WFAA, April 2, 2012 by TERESA WOODARD DALLAS — Inside Kimberlyn Crowe’s Oak Cliff home, knitting has always been quiet therapy. Suddenly, it’s become a way to make some noise. “Words don’t do any good because it’s all been said,” she declared. So she let the yarn became her words and her hobby become her […]

Doctor: Ultrasound Laws Turn Ultrasounds Into “Torture Machines”

April 2, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 2, 2012 by Robin Marty One of the justifications that anti-choice activists and politicians give when it comes to proposing or supporting mandatory ultrasound bills is, “It’s not a big deal, doctors already provide them before most abortions, anyway.” If it weren’t a big deal, and they really believed that doctors […]

Idaho ultrasound bill killed

March 28, 2012


The Spokesman-Review, March 28, 2012 by Betsy Z. Russell Backers promise to retool and return next year with anti-abortion measure BOISE – Idaho’s forced ultrasound bill was killed for good Tuesday, when a House committee chairman said he won’t allow a hearing on the bill and anti-abortion activists said they’re withdrawing it. “The big problem that’s been […]

Dear Big Brother Government, Stay Out of My Uterus

March 27, 2012


The Cranky Knitter, March 27, 2012 I recently joined the group Government Free VJJ.  This is a group of people (mostly women, but some men, too!) that are making uteri and vaginas and sending them to male lawmakers with the basic message of “stay out of my uterus!”  This started as a group of knitters […]