The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation severely restricting abortions, a move that could alienate women from the conservative party.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:
...could alienate women? That's it? I don't think so. How about outrage women? How about inspire women to massive action. Yeah, massive action. Who paid you off, House of Un-Representatives? You are going to find your cost to benefit analysis failed you this time. Enough!
Congressional Women's Softball Game, Kirsten Gillibrand, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Kelly Ayotte, Capitol Hill, Roll Call, Abby Livingston, Cancer, Breast (Come check out the Congressional Softball Game next Wednesday!
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:
This looks like fun! Best news out of DC in a long time.
Hopefully, with this decision, women all over the country will soon be able to walk into a pharmacy and pick up emergency contraception off the shelves, as soon as they need it -- no barriers, no shame.
In the New York Times on Wednesday, Joshua Lang took a detailed look at the work of demographer Diana Greene Foster, who has spent close to five years studying what happens to women who are denied abortions.
On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to prevent an anti-abortion law that could threaten to close three out of the five clinics in the state from going into effect July 1.
If Republicans had hopes of shoring up their credibility with women voters ahead of the midterm congressional elections, today’s hearing in the House Judiciary Committee may have just dashed them, especially when Rep.
More DANCING for DOLLARS in DC: yesterday’s House vote on the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” is nothing more than a cash cow. Have you had enough of this? I have.
There are millions of dollars worth of campaign contributions to be made by NOT resolving the issue of a woman’s right to choose when she will give birth. Both sides of the political drama benefit, but we, the people out here in reality land, become collateral damage.
Women who seek terminations at 20 weeks or beyond have serious medical conditions that are exacerbated to life threatening status by pregnancy. If an exception is actually given for such cases, all cases will end up as exceptions EXCEPT women without access to primary, let alone specialized, care. It should have been called the “Death to Poor Women With a Life Threatening Pregnancy Act.”
By the way, what about a Pain-Capable BORN Child Protection Act? No campaign contributions for that one? Didn't think so.
According to the anti-choice action group, "tons of doctors" approve of the new anti-choice bills mandating how physicians interact with patients. But national and state physicians' groups are not on board.
Video on msnbc.com: Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan shares her thoughts on women in the military, the proposed abortion ban and Sen. Claire McCaskill’s support for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Women may start training as Army Rangers by 2015, and the United States may have its first female Navy SEAL come 2016, according to plans announced by the Pentagon to begin training women for thousands of front line jobs previously closed to them,...
Video on msnbc.com: Chris Hayes gives thanks to the feminist movement for not only affecting the role of women in society, but for creating conditions in which fathers get to spend more time with their kids.
As the news media scrambles to dramatize the government’s level of surveillance on U.S. soil, I MUST ask, where was the media when the Patriot Act was passed? Or when the provisions added to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allow detention of US Citizens without charge or counsel?
And Congress, why have you spent so much time voting to affirm “In God We Trust” (the cold war answer to E Pluribus Unum) instead of looking at things like this? I must laugh or I will cry. And you? Let's talk about this here, and today on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN, 12 Noon Pacific, http://tobtr.com/s/4841111,