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Friday Roundup: How the sequester cuts will affect women, access to reproductive health

TweetThere’s not much to say about the sequester that hasn’t already been said (except, maybe, “Don’t ask me, I’m no sequexpert.” Ok, now that’s taken care of.) But hey, I’m just a blogger on a Friday afternoon trying to meet you where you’re at. And where you’re at is in sequester hell, whether you know [...]
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Nikki Haley’s funding cuts to sexual assault and DV programs overturned

Tweet Last week, Nikki Haley got overzealous with her desire for Tea Party style cuts to the South Carolina budget. While, we all want to save money, she was shortsighted in the kinds of services she was cutting including almost half a million dollars of cuts to domestic violence crisis management and sexual assault prevention [...]
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Super-committee predictably fails to reach deal on cuts

TweetColor me shocked! The congressional “super-committee” given the task of reaching a bipartisan agreement on $1.2 trillion in cuts failed to reach a deal. In other news, water is wet. So Congress yet again failed to reach a bipartisan deal on an important issue of the day further solidifying the idea in everyone’s minds a [...]
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Notes from a bitch…one woman’s story…

TweetA lot of amazing moments happened during the multi-month battle to protect family planning funding and providers from the out-of-control cuts in the 2011 federal budget. It felt like forever, but the campaign was actually only a couple of months! As we catch our breath and work to capture lessons learned, I’d like to share [...]
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In budget fight, pro-choice organizations get played again

TweetThe role of the pro-choice community in the last minute budget deal is a sad one: we were totally used. We have not had a major victory for abortion rights at the federal level since Roe v. Wade. Instead, we’ve been losing since the passage of the Hyde Amendment. Almost 40 years of losing strategy [...]
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