Before I get to the headlines, I want to mention a couple of organizations that are pushing back against the War on Women:
The first one is Unite Women.org - their MISSION STATEMENT:
“Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality. Join Americans all across the United States as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, “Enough is enough!”
Unite Women strongly supports diversity and welcomes women and men of all ages without regard to their race, color, creed, political affiliation, disability, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, education or income level, marital status, employment status or immigrant status.
Everyone is invited to join, plan, and rally as we unite to demand that every person be granted equal opportunities, equal rights, and equal representation.
This is what grassroots democracy looks like!”
The second group is NotUpForDebate.org, this campaign is part of the National Women’s Law Center
“The Center is promoting the campaign and videos via online ads and social media. Supporters can sign a petition telling leaders that their health is NOT up for debate, take action on legislation, view and share the videos, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.”
Please check these groups out, and participate if you can. Now for the raging Republican insanity:
- Would Prevent Millions of Women from Purchasing Insurance Coverage that Includes Abortion.
- Exempts Hospitals from Treating Women In Need of Emergency Abortion Care, Even if They Will Die Without It.
- Allows States to Exempt Insurance Companies from Complying with their Obligations Under the New Health Law In the Name of “Conscience”
- Contains Troubling New Rights to Refuse to Participate in Abortion Care that Go Beyond Already Dangerous Current Law.
- May 3, 2012 — The Kansas Senate on Wednesday passed a bill (H Sub SB 62) that would amend existing law to allow health care providers, including pharmacists, to refuse to prescribe or administer drugs they “reasonably believe” could end a pregnancy.
“The measure would allow civil action to be filed against abortion providers who fail to follow the informed consent provisions of Oklahoma law related to abortions.”
“Money is fungible, and taxpayer subsidies — even if ‘earmarked’ for nonabortion activities …
The “federal material-support statute” that Abbott mentions makes it a felony to give money to a terrorist organization, even if the funds are specified for nonterrorist activities. Abbott makes the argument that giving Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings, pap smears, STD testing and birth control is akin to giving a terrorist organization money for humanitarian activities.”
The GOP has sunk to a new low, calling American citizens “terrorists” for using a perfectly legal procedure. Leave a comment and tell us what you think.