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BREAKING: NC GOP Turns Motorcycle Safety Bill Into Abortion Bill With No Public Notice

BREAKING: NC GOP Turns Motorcycle Safety Bill Into Abortion Bill With No Public Notice | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina House Republicans are pushing legislation that would restrict abortion access, attaching the measure to an unrelated motorcycle safety bill on Wednesday and giving neither the public nor Democratic legislators any advance notice.

 

On Wednesday morning, state Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D) wrote on Twitter, "New abortion bill being heard in the committee I am on. The public didn't know. I didn't even know."

 

"I wish I had more time to look at this new bill before I had to ask questions about it or debate it," he added.

 

The bill then passed the state House Judiciary Committee in a 10-5 party-line vote.

 

The stealth maneuver came after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) threatened to veto a similar Senate bill on Wednesday morning. The Senate legislation would require abortion providers to meet strict licensing standards and would mandate that a doctor is present for the entire procedure.


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Michael Charney's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:12 PM

Yet another act in the ongoing drama in NC. It would be funny if it weren't so serious. Once again, it's up to the public to make the necessary noise... M. Charney

J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:17 PM

This smarty pants political gaming made possible by gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the elected who suck up to big money. #FreeTheElected.

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Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban

Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?”

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Remember, it's only important if a male fetus pleasures himself.

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North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban

North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Residents of North Dakota are getting a lesson in just how expensive it is to defend an unconstitutional abortion ban.

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All I can do is sigh now that my voice is sore from ranting about this

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This is Personal.

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Photo: Members of the This Is Personal community deliver your petition to Representative Lois Capps (D-CA)

 

 

We asked you to speak up, and tell Congress to stay out of women's health decisions -- and you, along with 5,442 other members of the This Is Personal community, responded loud and clear. You guys rock!

 

Thanks to you, we told Congress that our decisions about birth control, pregnancy, and abortion are not up for grabs, and we won't stay silent while some lawmakers try to strip women of their right to make their own health decisions.

 

Recently, some members of the This Is Personal community paid a visit to Congress to deliver the petitions in person.

Still fired up?

 

Take Action: Tell your state legislator that 40 years after Roe v. Wade, it's still your decision.

 

Thank you for taking a stand with us, as always.

And thanks for keeping it personal.

 

Thao Nguyen
Campaign Director
This Is Personal


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Planned Parenthood’s president thinks abortion is headed back to the Supreme Court

Planned Parenthood’s president thinks abortion is headed back to the Supreme Court | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"It is chilling to think that for women in America, your rights now depend on your zipcode," says Cecile Richards of a wave of new abortion bans. (Is a woman’s right to choose heading back to the Supreme Court?)

 

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Cecile Richards: I’d say that North Dakota is now the most unsafe state in the nation. Their governor has become the poster child for the most anti-woman [legislation] in the country. He has effectively banned access to safe and legal abortion. The bill is not only outrageous but unconstitutional. As a health-care provider, we know the impact it has on women to no longer have access to legal abortion. Lives are being put in jeopardy.

 

[I live in this state. It's so disgusting.]

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Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota)

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
After calling Gov. Dalrymple, I called my state legislators too. And then I sent this letter via email to all as well in response to all the insanity occurring in...
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What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

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It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

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Kansas Bill Would Protect Doctors Who Mislead Women About Their Pregnancies

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The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee recommended a bill yesterday that would effectively allow doctors to lie or withhold information about debilitating genetic conditions or birth defects in order to influence women’s decisions about their pregnancies.

 

Kansas SB 142 provides blanket protection from “wrongful birth” lawsuits to doctors, with section 1(a) reading:

 

“No civil action may be commenced in any court for a claim of wrongful life or wrongful birth, and no damages may be recovered in any civil action for any physical condition of a minor that existed at the time of such minor’s birth if the damages sought arise out of a claim that a person’s action or omission contributed to such minor’s mother not obtaining an abortion.”

 

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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, March 5, 2013 12:32 AM
This bill is not about protecting doctors from the inability of science to see or identify birth defects; it fundamentally exists to pave the way to limit and restrict abortions. That is abundantly clear. And, should you be willing to accept facts, note that most women opting for abortions, including, but not limited to, those seeking to end pregnancies for a child with a birth defect -- those women do so not because they wish to defy nature or abhor it, but rather do so for the awareness that they cannot emotionally, physically, and (perhaps most painfully real) financially endure what they would be responsible for as a parent. These women know who would suffer the most in this society which abandons and judges so harshly -- the future child. AND, these people, despite their good judgement based on pragmatic self-awareness are the very same people who are least likely to be allowed to adopt in this country based on their soci-economic class. So your comments are both ill-informed and overly-simplistic.
Marilee Ritchie Hird's comment, March 5, 2013 10:05 AM
Exactly, Deanna.
Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:45 PM

Another example of bad anti-choice laws ~ and how some people (in the comments) are unaware of what is really going on in this country.

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If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime

If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Let it be this one. This Is My Body makes me weep — with joy, sorrow, hope, and fear. If you like, Like.
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Severely Conservative Appeals Court Blocks Access To Birth Control - ThinkProgress

Severely Conservative Appeals Court Blocks Access To Birth Control - ThinkProgress | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

ThinkProgressSeverely Conservative Appeals Court Blocks Access To Birth ControlThinkProgressIn a brief, one sentence order yesterday, the conservative United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit temporarily stayed Judge Jackson's decision.


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Mitt Romney's Contraception Strategy: Change The Subject

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Earlier in his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took a clear stand on the issue of contraception coverage by stating that he would support legislation that allowed all employers to refuse to cover employees' birth control for...

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47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions

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by TARA CULP-RESSLER, ThinkProgress

 

According to the Guttmacher Institute, complications from unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 preventable deaths each year.

 

In all parts of the world, women have abortions for similar reasons, often for the very same reasons that woman who have access to modern contraception choose to use birth control. Women want to be able to delay having children if they are financially unable to care for a child or additional children, if they are not in a stable relationship with a partner who can help them care for a child, or if they still need to finish their education. But contraception isn’t readily available in many of the countries where women are dying from botched abortion procedures. Guttmacher estimates that about 222 million women in the developing world are trying to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using a modern form of contraception, putting themselves at risk for an unintended pregnancy and an unsafe abortion.

 

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Taking on FSD and the Pharmaceutical ... - Feminists for Choice

Taking on FSD and the Pharmaceutical ... - Feminists for Choice | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Taking on FSD and the Pharmaceutical Companies – Orgasm Inc. September 18, 2012 By Hennie Leave a Comment. Orgasm Inc. is a documentary by Liz Canner focusing on the recent “discovery” of FSD or Female Sexual Dysfunction.

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Hobby Lobby: Drop your suit or I'm dropping your store

Hobby Lobby: Drop your suit or I'm dropping your store | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Ultraviolet

 

Hobby Lobby is a major arts and crafts retailer and they just filed a lawsuit because they don’t want to cover some forms of birth control. They need to hear from outraged consumers right away. Will you sign the petition?

 

[THE PETITION]

 

Our message to Hobby Lobby CEO David Green

"All women deserve affordable access to birth control and its a woman's personal, medical decision on which form to use. I won’t be shopping at your store until you drop this suit, and I’ll be telling my friends to do the same."


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Laura Brown's comment, September 18, 2012 10:26 PM
Why is an arts and crafts store responsible for selling birth control? This is right over my head as a Canadian. I would expect to buy birth control at the pharmacy, if I were using it.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, September 18, 2012 10:50 PM
The idiots don't want to provide health insurance coverage that covers birth control to their employees.
Laura Brown's comment, September 19, 2012 3:25 PM
They must think it's a woman thing and men don't make babies. Not very well educated are they? But you should feel sorry for the men - they just have so little understanding of how sex works.
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A Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition

Health care isn’t fair. Women pay more for the same coverage. Yet we’ve been left out of the debate on reform. It’s time to make our voices heard.
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From Talking to Doctors

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Meet the Woman in Charge of the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

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by ALLISON YARROW, The Daily Beast


She’s faced bombings, protests, and legal attacks. Now, as a judge decides the fate of her abortion clinic—the last one in Mississippi—Diane Derzis reflects on her decades of work.


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The only good abortion is my abortion

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As I write this, it is 1:17 am on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. I am lying awake in bed, trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Of course, we don’t call it an abortion. We call it “a procedure” or a D&C.
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Why Are We Debating Birth Control … Again?

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by JESSICA VALENTI, Boston Magazine

 

Forty years after the Supreme Court settled it, we’re somehow having a birth control debate. Again. And Scott Brown’s political future could hang in the balance.

 

IF YOU’D ASKED American women a year ago about the most pressing concerns facing the country, they’d have given you a variety of responses: the economy, war, education. Some might have even mentioned reproductive rights. But I doubt a single one of them could have anticipated that in 2012 they’d be worrying about access to birth control. I mean, didn’t we settle all of that decades ago? [MORE]


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Why Planned Parenthood matters

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by JOAN WALSH, salon.com

 

The Tea Party tried to turn the group into the New Black Panther Party, and instead inspired an ongoing backlash

 

On Thursday I’ll be speaking at Planned Parenthood of Chicago’s annual gala, and I’m honored. (Tickets are available here.) I’ve always supported Planned Parenthood, but I think the group has helped change the political debate in this country in tangible ways over the last year or so, and I’m excited to talk about where we go from here.

 

We also have to thank the Tea Party, of course. My MSNBC colleague Chris Hayes joked on Monday that Tea Party extremists “thought they could turn Planned Parenthood into the New Black Panthers” – that Fox News boogeyman – but they were wrong. When they pushed to defund Planned Parenthood, they touched off a grass-roots uprising to defend not only the organization, but women’s health and freedom. It flared up again when Susan G. Komen defunded Planned Parenthood, and Komen had to reverse itself. 

 

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Planned Parenthood fights back against funding cuts

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ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell talks with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, about the latest piece of legislation out of Texas that would block funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood centers and would restrict women’s health care. [MORE]


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Take Action with NOW

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National Organization for Women

 

Stop Anti-Abortion Rights Teen Endangerment Act in Congress

 

TAKE ACTION NOW:
A House floor vote is coming soon on the dangerous anti-abortion rights Teen Endangerment Act, which could criminalize helping a teenage woman access legal abortion care outside of her home state. Tell your representative to vote NO on the "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" (H.R. 2299). [MORE]


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ACLU Wins a Round for Reproductive Justice and Advances Gender Discrimination Argument | RH Reality Check

ACLU Wins a Round for Reproductive Justice and Advances Gender Discrimination Argument | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The ACLU won a round this week in its court challenge to a Kansas law passed during the 2011 legislative session.  There are a few court challenges being waged in Kansas and the cost of these challenges continues to rise. ...
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GOP War on Women an Important Undercurrent in Scott Walker Recall Effort

Rachel Maddow reviews recent headlines of violence and intimidation at Planned Parenthood clinics in Wisconsin and traces the extremist anti-abortion, anti-contraception roots of unpopular Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. ...

 

[One reason why I love Rachel Maddow; she talks about issues that most do not.]

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A message to Planned Parenthood Supporters from President Obama

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President Obama knows how important women's health is, and he respects the right of every woman to make her own medical decisions. Watch the video to see his special message to Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters -- and then sign our letter thanking him for standing strong for women's health: [MORE]


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