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Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…
Anti-Choice is Anti-Women

Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…

Anti-Choice is Anti-Women

thedailywhat:

Bold Statement of the Day: And here we have the current home page of The Huffington Post, which has provoked 7,000 comments and counting… [huffpo]

thedailywhat:

Bold Statement of the Day: And here we have the current home page of The Huffington Post, which has provoked 7,000 comments and counting… 

[huffpo]

There’s a clear choice for women in this election. 

There’s a clear choice for women in this election. 

Reminder: Romney has stated unequivocally that his number one priority is to ensure that Big Insurance can continue to discriminate against women by charging them up to 100% more for the same coverage as men.

Reminder: Romney has stated unequivocally that his number one priority is to ensure that Big Insurance can continue to discriminate against women by charging them up to 100% more for the same coverage as men.

Over Two Decades, Abortion Rate Dropped For Women In Their 20s Because Of Contraception Access
Between 1990 and 2008, pregnancy and abortion rates for women in their twenties dropped dramatically, a new study revealed today. Pregnancy rates fell by 18 percent, while abortion rates dropped by a third.
One of the biggest influencing factors in this decrease is the growing accessibility, use, and options for birth control. Contraceptive use is thebest way to prevent abortions in the U.S. Over time, young women have gotten greater access to a larger number of pregnancy prevention methods.
President Obama’s new policy that expands access to birth control will help ensure that more women can get contraception when they need it.
Currently, over half of pregnancies are unintended in the United States. Growing access to prevention methods will lead to a decrease in such unintended pregnancies.

Over Two Decades, Abortion Rate Dropped For Women In Their 20s Because Of Contraception Access

Between 1990 and 2008, pregnancy and abortion rates for women in their twenties dropped dramatically, a new study revealed today. Pregnancy rates fell by 18 percent, while abortion rates dropped by a third.

One of the biggest influencing factors in this decrease is the growing accessibility, use, and options for birth control. Contraceptive use is thebest way to prevent abortions in the U.S. Over time, young women have gotten greater access to a larger number of pregnancy prevention methods.

President Obama’s new policy that expands access to birth control will help ensure that more women can get contraception when they need it.

Currently, over half of pregnancies are unintended in the United States. Growing access to prevention methods will lead to a decrease in such unintended pregnancies.

Among 35 major national print publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, men had 81 percent of the quotes in stories about abortion, the research group said Thursday, while women had 12 percent, and organizations had 7 percent.

In stories about birth control, men scored 75 percent of the quotes, with women getting 19 percent and organizations getting 6 percent. Stories about Planned Parenthood had a similar ratio, with men getting 67 percent, women getting 26 percent, and organizations getting 7 percent.

Women fared a bit better in stories about women’s rights, getting 31 percent of the quotes compared with 52 percent for men and 17 percent for organizations.

Viagra is a wonderful medical advancement in that can help couples with sexual disfunction issues…it can even help in producing life.
Minnesota Senator Paul Gazelka (R) calls viagra a drug for life, but sponsored an anti-abortion bill that limits women’s health choices. (via think-progress)
motherjones:

The “knit your congressman a vagina and/or uterus” campaign is a real thing apparently.
And it’s kind of brilliant.

motherjones:

The “knit your congressman a vagina and/or uterus” campaign is a real thing apparently.

And it’s kind of brilliant.

Romney To Women Voters: ‘Vote For The Other Guy’ If You Want Greater Access To Birth Control

Mitt Romney found himself in hot water over his opposition to expanding women’s access to contraception, less than a week after suggesting that he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, among other programs, to reduce the deficit. During a town hall in Illinois Monday evening, the former Massachusetts governor told a voter to “vote for the other guy” if she wanted access to “free birth control” and said that the federal government should not subsidize women’s health care through Planned Parenthood.

Obama Administration Ends Medicaid Funding For Texas Women’s Health Program
The Obama administration notified Texas yesterday that it was officially stopping funds to the Texas Women’s Health Program because of the state’s decision to block abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from participating in the program. About half of the participating clinics were cut off by the new state rule that went into effect this week, affecting 130,000 women in the health program

Obama Administration Ends Medicaid Funding For Texas Women’s Health Program

The Obama administration notified Texas yesterday that it was officially stopping funds to the Texas Women’s Health Program because of the state’s decision to block abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from participating in the program. About half of the participating clinics were cut off by the new state rule that went into effect this week, affecting 130,000 women in the health program


When we say Women Are Watching, this is what we mean ->

When we say Women Are Watching, this is what we mean ->

Republican women who at one time favored Mitt Romney say they might vote for President Obama now. “I didn’t realize I had a strong viewpoint on this until these conversations,” said Ms. Russell, 57, a retired teacher from Iowa City who describes herself as an evangelical Christian and “old school” Republican of the moderate mold.
As for the Republican presidential candidates, she added: “If they’re going to decide on women’s reproductive issues, I’m not going to vote for any of them. Women’s reproduction is our own business.”
In Iowa, one of the crucial battlegrounds in the coming presidential election, and in other states, dozens of interviews in recent weeks have found that moderate Republican and independent women — one of the most important electoral swing groups — are disenchanted by the Republican focus on social issues like contraception and abortion in an election that, until recently, had been mostly dominated by the economy.

Republican women who at one time favored Mitt Romney say they might vote for President Obama now. “I didn’t realize I had a strong viewpoint on this until these conversations,” said Ms. Russell, 57, a retired teacher from Iowa City who describes herself as an evangelical Christian and “old school” Republican of the moderate mold.

As for the Republican presidential candidates, she added: “If they’re going to decide on women’s reproductive issues, I’m not going to vote for any of them. Women’s reproduction is our own business.”

In Iowa, one of the crucial battlegrounds in the coming presidential election, and in other states, dozens of interviews in recent weeks have found that moderate Republican and independent women — one of the most important electoral swing groups — are disenchanted by the Republican focus on social issues like contraception and abortion in an election that, until recently, had been mostly dominated by the economy.

Fired Up! Republicans Are Taking the Country Back … in Time

One of the battle cries of the far right is this: ‘We want to take our country back.’ Maybe you dismissed that as meaning, back from the Democrats. But you notice, they don’t say, ‘we want to take our government back.’ They say… ‘our country.’

And based on the evidence pouring out of state legislatures, that is what the Republican revolution of 2010 has set out to do — take the country back — back in time. Back to those golden days before civil rights and gender equality. It was so much easier back then, wasn’t it?

Today is International Women’s Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by continuing their War Against Women by debating yet another bill that would restrict abortion rights. This new bill would make it illegal for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman across state lines to seek an abortion — even if her parents are absent or abusive.
When will the assault on women stop? Republicans in Congress used abortion and Planned Parenthood funding as a bargaining chip during budget negotiations and almost shut down the government in the process. They introduced mandatory ultrasound bills, tried to narrow the definition of rape to include only “forcible rape” and barred the District of Columbia from being able to use its own locally raised funds to help low-income women pay for abortions.
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Today is International Women’s Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by continuing their War Against Women by debating yet another bill that would restrict abortion rights. This new bill would make it illegal for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman across state lines to seek an abortion — even if her parents are absent or abusive.

When will the assault on women stop? Republicans in Congress used abortion and Planned Parenthood funding as a bargaining chip during budget negotiations and almost shut down the government in the process. They introduced mandatory ultrasound bills, tried to narrow the definition of rape to include only “forcible rape” and barred the District of Columbia from being able to use its own locally raised funds to help low-income women pay for abortions.

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