Tag Archives: Low-income women

Mind the gap: September is Abortion Access Month

TweetThis post has been co-written by Eesha Pandit and Verónica Bayetti Flores. What does it really take to get an abortion in America? September is Abortion Access Month, and an important time to think about this question. As it turns out, it takes quite a bit to get an abortion in this country, and as [...]
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Quick Hit: Gosnell’s clinic and the cost of dignity in health care

TweetAs we’ve already mentioned, the conservative claims of a liberal media “blackout” surrounding the trial of Kermit Gosnell are totally ridiculous. Feminist bloggers and journalists, including us, have been covering this terrible story from the beginning. Our own Lori wrote an article in the Grio two years ago on the racial segregation of Gosnell’s clinic and [...]
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Women need a raise in the minimum wage

TweetIn a far-ranging speech that covered everything from climate change to AIDS, President Obama presented a few proposals that are particularly important for women: Implementing universal preschool, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and raising the minium wage. As Bryce Covert notes, all three of these policies would help combat the gender pay gap, since “balancing children and [...]
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Chart of the Day: Poor elderly women to get screwed in fiscal cliff deal

Tweet After several offers and counteroffers, Congress and the President may be close to reaching a fiscal cliff deal. Part of that agreement involves cutting Social Security benefits by switching to calculating them based on chained CPI. According to Brad DeLong, “‘Chained-CPI’ is code for ‘let’s really impoverish some women in their 90s!’” Since women tend to [...]
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Texas willing to throw 130,000 poor women under the bus to stick it to Planned Parenthood

TweetVia KYBOOMU, it seems that Texas, in its stubborn quest to deny funding to Planned Parenthood, is willing to sacrifice an effective and much-needed program that provides reproductive health care to 130,000 thousand low-income women. Last year, the Texas legislature passed a law making it illegal for the state to provide Medicaid funds to any [...]
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