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Hobby Lobby and the war on poor women

Tweet Years ago, my doctor prescribed oral contraceptives after I was hospitalized from a ruptured ovarian cyst. I had insurance through my employer at the time and paid a modest monthly copay of $10. When we switched insurance plans during an enrollment period, my coverage lapsed and I had to pay out of pocket for [...]
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New report shows how the principle of “personhood” is already criminalizing pregnancy in the US

Tweet Regina McKnight was charged with homicide by child abuse after the state said her cocaine use caused her to have a stillbirth. It was later determined that the stillbirth was due to an infection, and her conviction was overturned–after she’d already served eight years in prison. Laura Pemberton wanted to have a vaginal birth after having had a [...]
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New Romney ad geared toward women is a joke

TweetIt just gets better. This election season has been like a bloopers reel for a real election, as Romney’s “strategy” unfolds before us. Let’s put aside that in the last two days alone he said half the country is a bunch of ungrateful serfs and said that there is “no hope for Palestine,” his continued attempt [...]
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Texas court rules funds can be cut from Planned Parenthood

TweetWhile we were Akin-izing (agonizing over Akin), the war on women’s access to basic health care was not asleep. A scary day in Texas, when an appellate court ruled yesterday that the state can strip Planned Parenthood of all funding as they find ways to “protect life” and remove all state funding from groups that provide [...]
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