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Here we go again…Anti-choice legislation in 2013

Here we go again…Anti-choice legislation in 2013 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Welcome back to the legislative session, Kansas feminists! We know you missed having legislators discuss your uterus over the past summer and fall, so you’ll be relieved to know that they’re back at it.


Despite all appearances to the contrary, it’s possible to pass more anti-choice legislation in Kansas, and your favorite elected leadersappear poised to do just that.


On the docket for this session is over 90 pages of anti-abortion legislation, most introduced in the last week. This legislation includes: [MORE]

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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.


When you JOIN the Coffee Party or RENEW your membership, you become one of the grass roots funders of our BE THE MEDIA Project. 


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Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters

Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »
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#RememberInNovember

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I'm voting for....

I'm voting for.... | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
I'm voting for #equalpay on #Nov4. What are you voting for? #rallywomen pic.twitter.com/aqWvi6vHej
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Marriage Equality in Arizona

Marriage Equality in Arizona | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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Congratulations!


Image shared with us by Donna Kuykendall Stebbins.

 
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Situation In Texas Is 'Urgent' After 13 Abortion Clinics Close Overnight

Situation In Texas Is 'Urgent' After 13 Abortion Clinics Close Overnight | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Thirteen abortion clinics shut down in Texas overnight after a federal appeals court decided to allow a strict new anti-abortion law to go into effect. The closures left only seven providers in Texas, and all are concentrated in urban areas.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Smarty pants gaming of the system, TX legislature. Shame on you.

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When Bosses Discriminate Against Pregnant Women

When Bosses Discriminate Against Pregnant Women | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
In 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 5,000 complaints from new moms—a 30 percent increase from the previous decade.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Watch for this question in the upcoming Supreme Court session.

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EMILY's List — Republicans try talking to women voters again. And...

EMILY's List — Republicans try talking to women voters again. And... | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Republicans try talking to women voters again. And fail ever so epically.
(It’s a whole terrible series! here here here here here here)
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OMDog!

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EMILY's List — States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support...

EMILY's List — States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support... | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support For Women And Children’s Health: Report
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

This makes no sense unless the restriction on abortion is not motivated by a love of children. 

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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.
The Susan B.
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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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On this day in 1915 women marched for the right to vote

On this day in 1915 women marched for the right to vote | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
On this day in 1915, twenty-five thousand women marched up New York City's Fifth Avenue protesting for the right to vote.

Five more years would pass before the 19th Amendment was ratified by Congress.
 
 
Thanks to Lorraine Lea and Independent Voter.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

We must vote for ourselves and for those whose right to vote is still being challenged.

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Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities

Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
In one poll of New York and Pennsylvania voters, three-quarters of respondents said that a woman’s ability to control whether to have children is linked to equality and financial stability.
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#RememberInNovember

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#RememberInNovember

#RememberInNovember | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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Image thanks to Jeanene @coffeepartyusa

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Texas Women Forced to Reassess After New Ruling on Abortions

Texas Women Forced to Reassess After New Ruling on Abortions | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Thirteen clinics across Texas were forced to stop performing abortions because they did not meet the standards of a hospital-style surgery center, as now mandated by law.
Coffee Party USA's insight:

To paraphrase Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday: Why do thosewho think government regulation is a bad thing think it is a good thing if it is regulating a clinic that does abortions?

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The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning - and Why We Don't Talk About It

The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning - and Why We Don't Talk About It | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Policy makers need to recognize that family-planning policies affect a host of other issues.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Our carbon problem = persons x services x the energy intensity of services x the carbon intensity of energy. The number of people is growing....

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State Official Decides To Change Harsh Clinic Regulations

State Official Decides To Change Harsh Clinic Regulations | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine announced her decision on Wednesday that the state's tough restrictions on abortion clinics should be amended, in the latest development in an ongoing battle over abortion access.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Let's all be guided more by medical science and less by personal preferences, please and thanks. 

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BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
"[E]ven one disenfranchised voter" who is denied the right to vote on account of race "is too many."
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This is a good start. 

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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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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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