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Arizona struggles to find a credible court witness to defend “abortion reversal” law

Remember that law Arizona passed this year requiring abortion providers to inform lie to their patients that it’s possible to “reverse” a medication abortion? Now, the state’s attempt to defend the law against a court challenge is floundering because it’s having trouble finding anyone to defend the law who qualifies as an expert witness

Remember that law Arizona passed this year requiring abortion providers to inform lie to their patients that it’s possible to “reverse” a medication abortion? Now, the state’s attempt to defend the law against a court challenge ...

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Young Latina demands North Carolina governor veto anti-immigrant bill

Last week, the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill that could be the United States’ newest “show me your papers” law. If passed, HB 318 would increase cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by empowering local police to arrest anyone anyone not carrying state identification, and prohibiting “sanctuary cities” — cities where law enforcement is not required to hand undocumented immigrants over to immigration authorities. 

Last week, the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill that could be the United States’ newest “show me your papers” law. If passed, HB 318 would increase cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by empowering ...

Photo of the Day: Pizzeria discriminates against AZ legislators

Yesterday Arizona tried to cement its reputation for passing the worst, most bigoted legislation when the State House and Senate approved a “right to discriminate” bill designed to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people on religious grounds. It now heads to Tea Party Governor Jan Brewer – gee, I wonder if she’ll sign it.

Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson, AZ quickly responded with a sign aimed at AZ legislators, which the restaurant posted on their Facebook:

A clever marketing ploy? Sure, but I’m on board. If you’re hungry and in the Tucson area, Rocco’s is probably a good place to give your business.

via Bilerico.

 

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Yesterday Arizona tried to cement its reputation for passing the worst, most bigoted legislation when the State House and Senate approved a “right to discriminate” bill designed to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people on religious ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

 

Shameless plug: my documentary “Commie Camp” (and I) will be in the Bay Area at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, where my movie is having its West Coast premiere at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland On Sunday August 11th. Come and say hi. (Trailer above)
Wow. I don’t even know what to say about this. The widow of one of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed battling a wildfire on June 30 is being denied salary and health benefits due to her.

Shockingly Retailers And Designers Continue To Ignore  Women  who are bigger than a size 10.

Women are being killed and amputated because of illegal buttocks injections. 

Apparently a 14-year-old girl who ...

 

Shameless plug: my documentary “Commie Camp” (and I) will be in the Bay Area at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, where my movie is having its West Coast premiere at the Grand Lake Theater ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. Thanks. I think I’m going to cry now.

More stories from survivors of sexual assault in the military.

Why support for marriage equality has risen so quickly.

A 13-year-old girl was raped by two football players. Now she’s being bullied online.

Meet 29 amazing women in STEM.

Hey! Maybe Pope Francis only hates gay people half as much as we thought!

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Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman ...

What We Missed

Michelle Obama breaks a record by delivering a speech written at a twelfth grade level. It makes sense, since she and her husband treat women like adults, while Ann and her husband treat us like children.

A gay veteran busts Mitt Romney.

In a Tennessee county, defunding Planned Parenthood caused women’s services to drop by 93%.

A federal judge approves Arizona’s “show me your papers” measure.

Michelle Obama breaks a record by delivering a speech written at a twelfth grade level. It makes sense, since she and her husband treat women like adults, while Ann and her husband treat us like children.

A ...

Supreme Court: We heart racial profiling!

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the Obama Administration, which brought the case to the Supreme Court. The bad news is that it upheld the “show me your papers” part  that encourages racial profiling, which is why Governor Jan “Finger” Brewer is praising the ruling as a victory.

Leslie Berestein Rojas at Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) lays out what the ruling does:

Strikes down Section 3, which would make it a state crime for undocumented immigrants not to carry an alien registration document. Strikes down Section 5(C), which would make ...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the ...

Must-read long read: Arizona’s pro-life paradox

At The American Prospect, Judith Lewis Mernit has a long and very important article about the contradiction of restricting access to abortion while cutting funding for special needs children in Arizona. Arizona recently banned abortion after 18 weeks, which means there will be more babies born with chromosomal abnormalities – special needs kids. At the same time, Arizona is cutting funding for healthcare for special needs kids.

It would be logical to expect, then, that these new restrictions on abortion would be accompanied by increased public services for women and children—especially for children with developmental disabilities. The laws should also lead to stronger support for physically, intellectually, and developmentally disabled teenagers and adults—which is, after all, what the ...

At The American Prospect, Judith Lewis Mernit has a long and very important article about the contradiction of restricting access to abortion while cutting funding for special needs children in Arizona. Arizona recently banned abortion after ...

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