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Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying “Vagina” Matters

June 17, 2012


Huffington Post, June 17, 2012 by Mitchell Bard When the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives banned a Democratic representative from speaking because she used the word “vagina” in debating an anti-abortion bill (which has been called the “most extreme” in the nation), the story went national. Progressive sites like The Huffington Post and TPM jumped […]

In Struggle Over Violence Against Women Act, War on Women Turns Deadly

June 14, 2012


Huffington Post, June 14, 2012 by Terry O’Neill Rumor in Washington, D.C., has it that House conservatives bent on dismantling the Violence Against Women Act believe they’ve succeeded by setting up a heads-I-win-tails-you-lose endgame. They figure, so it’s said, that they can either force passage of the House version of VAWA — a horrendous bill […]

“War on Women” Increasingly Focused on Women of Color and Immigrant Women

June 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 12, 2012 by Natalie Camastra VAWA. PRENDA. Aderholt. What do all these words (and acronyms) have in common? They represent the three latest attacks on women’s health, safety, and reproductive justice. However, the War on Women has been raging continuously in the 112th Congress. So what else connects these three? They […]

Well, it is a war: Republicans have tried to limit women’s rights at every turn

June 6, 2012


Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 6, 2012 by Nancy Patton Mills The GOP-controlled House of Representatives last month pushed through a bill that pretends to reauthorize the nation’s legislative commitment to ending violence against women but in actuality leaves the women most in need out in the cold. Meanwhile, Republican leaders continue to whine when Democrats […]

Women need expanded access to affordable contraceptives

May 23, 2012


The Bellingham Herald, May 23, 2012 by LINDA MCCARTHY A recent letter to the editor challenged the notion that women’s health is under attack and I’d like to offer a different opinion. Across the nation, we are witnessing deep cuts to family planning, attempts to redefine “personhood,” restrictions prohibiting new technology (telemedicine) from providing abortion […]

The House Declares War on the Most Vulnerable Women Among Us

May 17, 2012


Huffington Post, May 17, 2012 by David Leopold Every day the news is replete with stories showing the immigration system is badly broken. Amid the dysfunction — the approximately 12 million unauthorized aliens living in the shadows; the scores of American families torn apart by deportation; and the inability of American businesses to bring in […]

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, […]

Democrats plan to bring debate over ‘war on women’ to the Senate floor

April 22, 2012


The Hill, April 22, 2012 by Alexander Bolton Senate Democratic leaders plan to bring the debate over the so-called war on women to the Senate floor this week. Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) said the Violence Against Women Act would come up for debate before lawmakers leave Friday for a weeklong recess. […]

The GOP War On Women Demands A New Women’s Rights Agenda for America

March 19, 2012


The New Civil Rights Movement, March 19, 2012 by Tanya Domi “Feminism” with a capital “F” is making a roaring comeback, thanks to the Republican War On Women: misogyny on steroids. It’s time we demand a new women’s rights agenda. As a young girl growing up in basketball-crazed Indiana, I used to go to bed […]