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Stand With Servicewomen: Support access to abortion in the military

TweetWhile all federal employees are denied coverage for abortion in most circumstances thanks to the unjust and discriminatory Hyde amendment, the more than 400,000 women who serve in our military are uniquely screwed over. Military hospitals are prohibited from providing abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment–even if the woman pays with [...]
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Air Force Academy graduates first openly gay cadets

TweetYesterday was an historic day. The President spoke at the commencement ceremony of the Air Force Academy, and nearly eight months after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the Academy graduated its first openly gay cadets.  The cadets were not identified but school officials confirmed that since repeal of the policy at least four [...]
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Rep. Joe Walsh on “female, wounded veteran”: “Let’s move on. What else has she done?”

TweetWhether he’s refusing to pay his child support so he can afford to fund his campaign and go on luxury vacations, lying about not being able to afford it, calling President Obama a liar, or yelling at constituents, Illinois congressman and Tea Party darling Joe Walsh knows how to keep it classy. So, I shouldn’t [...]
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Fox pundit says women in the military should “expect” to be raped

Tweet Think Progress has the scoop on what Fox News Contributor Liz Trotta said about rape in the military: TROTTA: But while all of this is going on, just a few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commented on a new Pentagon report on sexual abuse in the military. I think they have actually discovered there [...]
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Egyptian women’s orgs can’t join 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign

TweetNovember 25th was the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women, and it launched the the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign which culminates on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. This year’s 16 Days theme is “Militarism and Ending Violence against Women, ” which offers the chance for us to [...]
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