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

July 13, 2012


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 […]

The War on Contraception: It’s Time to Take Sides

June 7, 2012


Huffington Post, June 7, 2012 by Cristina Page Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, Griswold v Connecticut, which granted married people the right to use contraception — it’s worth doing the math: it wasn’t until 1965 that the U.S. government permitted married couples to use contraception. (The court would not grant […]

Undecided Women, Don’t be Fooled: Your Control of Birth IS ABOUT Jobs

May 21, 2012


Fem 2.0, May 21, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Women, especially young childless undecided women voters, are talking about jobs,  not abortion rights, right? What women really care about is not contraception, not access to family planning resources, not social issues like gay marriage, abstinence-only sex “ed” or Mitt Romney’s 50 year old bullying. Nope – […]

Another Blow Against Women — House Appropriations Committee Votes to Defund UNFPA

May 17, 2012


Huffington Post, May 17, 2012 by Valerie DeFillipo In one fell swoop, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to wipe out $39 million in funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. By voting to ban any U.S. contribution to UNFPA in FY2013, House Appropriators made a judgment call that […]

Tennessee House Passes Bill To Allow Criminal Prosecution For Harming Embryos

April 20, 2012


Think Progress, April 20, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Tennessee has long had a law that allowed prosecutors to charge someone for harming a “viable fetus” — defined as about the 32nd week after conception — when someone kills or assaults a pregnant woman. Last year, lawmakers expandedthat definition to apply to any fetus. Now, […]

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years

April 17, 2012


Think Progress, April 17, 2012 by Pat Garofalo As of today — which is Equal Pay Day 2012 — women make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Over the course of a woman’s career, that disparity adds up to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman. As Center for American […]

Melinda Gates: Contraception Is Not Controversial | TEDxChange

April 11, 2012


YouTube, April 11, 2012 by Gates Foundation What difference would it make if all women in the world, even the poorest, could make decisions about when and how many children to have? 200 million women who want them, don’t have access to contraceptives. We don’t talk about this inequity because the uncontroversial idea of deciding […]

Dispatches From The War On Women: The 5 Worst States For Women

April 1, 2012


Care To Make a Difference, April 1, 2012 by Jessica Pieklo   While the assault on women’s rights is underway nationwide these states have the dubious distinction of being the five worst states for women. The website iVillage compiled data from a host of sources including the 2010 U.S. Census, the National Women’s Law Center, […]

Texas Woman Stands up for Women

March 16, 2012


An Open Letter to the Texas Governor, Crusader Houston Chronicle Blog, March 16, 2012 by Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis Dear Governor Perry, I imagine that your schedule must be extremely busy, and I suppose you don’t generally have time to read the various publications of this great state of Texas over coffee. So I will draw […]