Tag Archives: Women's Health

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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For women, heart attacks look different – and so do heart health outcomes

TweetHeart disease is the number one killer of women in America. Approximately 26% of women who die in this country every year die of heart disease – that’s about 316, 000 women a year. And, a new study reveals that women who have heart attacks are more likely (15%) to die in the hospital than men who [...]
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GOP prevents women from testifying at birth control coverage hearing

TweetWhere my ladies at? Definitely not at the House Committee hearing happening right now to discuss whether no-cost birth control coverage “trampled on freedom of religion?” (Hint: It doesn’t.) Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa rejected a request to include just one female witness, saying “the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception.” Democratic women on [...]
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Women’s health care shouldn’t be at the mercy of Komen or Bloomberg

TweetAs Samhita mentioned yesterday, in response to the Komen fiasco, Mayor Bloomberg is matching donations to Planned Parenthood up to $250,000. While he’s probably contributing the biggest chunk of change, Bloomberg is hardly the only supporter rallying to Planned Parenthood’s aid. Just 24 hours after Komen announced they were pulling their funding, Planned Parenthood had [...]
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Breaking: Komen Foundation pulls breast cancer screening funds from Planned Parenthood

TweetWhat sad and disturbing news. From the Washington Post comes breaking news that will affect hundreds of thousands of dollars in women’s health funding: “The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two [...]
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