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Use Birth Control, You're Fired?

Posted by JENNIFER DALVEN, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU


First, a bill that gives immunity to doctors who lie to couples about the results of their prenatal tests in order to prevent them from getting an abortion. Now, a bill that would give your boss the green light to fire you for using birth control. You think I am kidding? I wish.

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[I wonder if condoms count...seriously this is getting ridiculous!]

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Coffee Party Feminists & Lunch with Louden are both parts of the BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA

Coffee Party Feminists & Lunch with Louden are both parts of the  BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The Coffee Party USA membership believes that money-in-politics is the keystone issue in this republic's democracy today. WOMEN are now targets for special interests that use the influence of their political contributions to impose their religious, economic, and political will. Coffee Party Feminists is a part of the BE THE MEDIA project. It is intended to share evidence of special interest targeting and to report on actions being taken across America to defend and restore women's rights.


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Judge Strikes Down Ohio's False Statement Campaign Law As Unconstitutional

Judge Strikes Down Ohio's False Statement Campaign Law As Unconstitutional | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
A federal judge has ruled that Ohio's ban on false statements against candidates seeking office is unconstitutional.
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Michael Moore: History will only remember “huge disappointment” Obama for his race

Michael Moore: History will only remember “huge disappointment” Obama for his race | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
The liberal filmmaker to the president: "Eight years of your life and that’s what people are going to remember"
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Breaking: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Signs Clinic Protection Legislation

Breaking: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Signs Clinic Protection Legislation | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law on Wednesday afternoon a bill designed to increase public safety and access around abortion provider facilities, following the Supreme Court’s buffer zone ruling last month.
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North Dakota abortion ban overturned

North Dakota abortion ban overturned | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

BBC News US and Canada / AP Photo


A US federal judge overthrows a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.


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Moral Monday 7-15: Women speak up; 101 arrested

This is one of many videos we created to document the Moral Monday movement.  On this day, 101 people were arrested, but as you can see there is a lot more to a Moral Monday action. I've compiled our best Moral Monday videos from 2013 here.


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The Sleeping Giant is Awake

The Sleeping Giant is Awake | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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April 9, 1975: Men and Women Agree – It’s Time for the Equal Rights Amendment

April 9, 1975: Men and Women Agree – It’s Time for the Equal Rights Amendment | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column.
Public support for the Equal Rights Amendment remains overwhelming, according to a Gallup Poll released today.
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Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law

Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Governor Phil Bryant signed the controversial Senate Bill 2681 into law Thursday as LGBT supporters gathered in Jackson to protest the bill. Mississippi lawmakers passed the final version of the bill Tuesday that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.
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Sounds like double speak to me.

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$upreme¢ourt

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Shareholder Religion v Employee Religion: Lunch with Louden 3/26/14

Shareholder Religion v Employee Religion: Lunch with Louden 3/26/14 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Tuesday's arguments in the Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Supreme Court case divided the justices, as the women of the court appeared split from the men over whether for-profit companies have religious freedom protections that would exempt them from providing their workers with insurance coverage for contraception.


The buzz is on over drive, pointing to this, that, or the other rational for any given favorite outcome. Jeanene posted on JOIN THE COFFEE PARTY MOVEMENT Facebook page Wednesday, and was shocked by many of the comments.


Thursday, March 27th 
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What is your understanding of the merits of the case? How did you read the court's behavior. Is there an underlying fundamental question being asked? Do you think the religious values of shareholders should trump the religious values of employees?


Oregon's Ron Wyden had this to say: "It's unacceptable and inappropriate for bosses at for-profit corporations to pick and choose which laws to follow. So far, 360,000 Oregon women have benefited from expanded access to preventive services, including contraceptives. Women's health choices should be made between them and their doctors – not their bosses."


Have a cup of coffee and talk about this with host Jeanene Louden and special co-host Anne Furstenau Walker. View many related articles on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN Facebook page.

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Taking corporate personhood too far?

Taking corporate personhood too far? | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JEANENE LOUDEN, Join the Coffee Party Movement

Image thanks to Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.


Another reason to rein in the notion that corporations are people: the Supreme Court case argument that for-profit businesses have the same rights as people to exercise religious beliefs. Isn't this taking corporate personhood too far? ~Jeanene

"If Hobby Lobby and Conestoga prevail, it would prompt 'a fundamental shift in the understanding of the First Amendment'," according to David Gans, the civil rights director for the Constitutional Accountability Center.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/26/hobby-lobby-supreme-court/6902429/

Justice Kegan: "So another employer comes in and that employer says, I have a religious objection to sex discrimination laws; and then another employer comes in, I have a religious objection to minimum wage laws; and then another, family leave; and then another, child labor laws. And all of that is subject to the exact same test which you say is this unbelievably high test, the compelling interest standard with the least restrictive alternative."

Kagan's remarks might sound familiar to the legally-trained ear. In a 1990 majority opinion in Employment Division v. Smith, Scalia alluded to the same examples of what might happen if religious entities are permitted to claim exemptions from generally applicable laws. He warned that "[a]ny society adopting such a system would be courting anarchy."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/elena-kagan-antonin-scalia-birth-control-mandate


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Happy 80th, Gloria Steinem

Happy 80th, Gloria Steinem | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Kathleen McCartney says the influential feminist and co-founder of Ms. Magazine has inspired countless women, herself included.
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Top Republicans Back Obama's Plan To Fight Islamic State

Top Republicans Back Obama's Plan To Fight Islamic State | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
By Patricia Zengerle and Amanda Becker
WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S.
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Civility is for suckers: Campus hypocrisy and the “polite behavior” lie

Civility is for suckers: Campus hypocrisy and the “polite behavior” lie | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
When campus administrators hide behind the fig-leaf of "community," they're usually protecting a powerful agenda
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Greg Russak's comment, September 11, 7:18 PM
The censorship exercised by the Coffee Party is part of the reason I am no longer a dues paying member or a volunteer. IMHO, it is not the role of the board to decide what is and what isn't civil. In fact, the whole notion of a civility "pledge" is just the way in which the "powerful" in your organization controls people and their speech. I sincerely hope you Scooped this article as an exercise in self-reflection.
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One Year Later: How A Media Myth Helped Close Half Of Texas Women's Health Clinics

One Year Later: How A Media Myth Helped Close Half Of Texas Women's Health Clinics | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
One Year Later: How A Media Myth Helped Close Half Of Texas Women's Health Clinics via @mmfa http://t.co/vy5TZWJZO3 #ReproRights
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Full Show: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Full Show: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

 Moyers & Company, BillMoyers.com


With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever. Roe v. Wade itself may be in peril. Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards joins Bill in the studio this week.

 

More than half of women in America now live in states hostile to abortion. We have extremists on one party and one party only to thank for that. If you vote FOR a Republican your are voting for a representative of a party that is AGAINST all women. Period. Full stop. - Greg Russak

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CALL TO ACTION: The Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project

CALL TO ACTION: The Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

In honour of Mother’s Day 2014,  The Pixel Project cordially invites women and girls who have survived gender-based violence to join the Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project which will debut on 1 May 2014.


The project will feature an interview with a survivor per day on The Pixel Project’s blog throughout the month of May 2014. A total of 31 survivor stories will be featured and the focus of the interviews would be on how survivors have rebuilt their lives and/or healed from the violence.


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Missouri Republican: Having an abortion is a lot like buying a car or putting down new carpeting

Missouri Republican: Having an abortion is a lot like buying a car or putting down new carpeting | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Missouri state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger thinks abortion requires thought -- like the decision to get a new rug
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Sheesh. 

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Exactly!

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Tax Day Actions: Lunch with Louden 4/10/14

Tax Day Actions: Lunch with Louden 4/10/14 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again. Time to reflect on where our tax money goes, who pays, who does not pay, and how we feel about it all. There are Tax Day Actions scheduled across America. Guests and callers will share how they will express themselves next Tuesday! Don't forget to visit the Lunch with Louden Facebook page to read background articles. You can even calculate how your personal tax dollars will be spent! LWL: Jeanene Louden and co-host Debilyn Molineaux talk about current events and look for opportunities to bridge political divides, expose corruption and share information not covered in mainstream media.
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How will you express your freedom of speech and right to assembly on this tax day?

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Scalia’s new disaster: Why McCutcheon decision is scarier than Citizens United

Scalia’s new disaster: Why McCutcheon decision is scarier than Citizens United | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
With landmark decision handed down today, here’s what to know about McCutcheon v. FEC -- and its effects (UPDATED)
    
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Florida Teen Makes History

Florida Teen Makes History | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
If you thought a 14-year-old set to graduate from Chicago State University with a degree in Psychology was an amazing feat, wait until you hear about this next teenager making history. 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest recently became the youngest person to pass the bar exam in the UK.
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Still debating women's rights!

Still debating women's rights! | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Thanks to Kimberley A. Johnson

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Imagining Equality

Imagining Equality | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

shared by INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN


IMAGINING EQUALITY: Your Voices on Women’s Human Rights, An Online Media Project.


If our great grandmothers could see us now, what about the state of women's rights would surprise them? What might disappoint them?

We want to hear your voices! Submit your work on women's human rights to our upcoming exhibition, "Imagining Equality"

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Carter: Gender inequality the worst human rights violation today

Carter: Gender inequality the worst human rights violation today | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
"The existing abuse of females is the worst and most pervasive and unadressed human rights violation on Earth," Carter told NBC's Andrea Mitchell last week in an interview at The Carter Center.
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A must read. 

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#JimmyCarter best statesman ever.