NYCLU Supports NYC Law that Balances First Amendment and Women’s Right to Health Care

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus brief in federal court in support of a New York City law that requires pregnancy service centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff and whether they do or do not provide prenatal care, emergency contraception, or abortion services or referrals. […]

More on the health care debate: Equality for men and women

Re: HR 3962 and the Stupak amendment… from Democratic Underground/Debbierlus’s Journal Whose Team is it, anyway? Posted by debbierlus in General Discussion Sat Nov 14th 2009, 08:07 PM …For example, budget hawks in Congress say they’ll vote against the bill because it’s too expensive. Maybe you could win them over if you volunteered to cut […]

US House passes health care bill: Includes amendment that oppresses women

Two stories: A health care bill [Affordable Health Care for America Act, HR 3962] has passed the House of Representatives, which is supposed to offer some hope for health care reform. And, some people are shocked with an amendment about abortion in the bill which The Center for Reproductive Rights is calling a “stunning assault […]

About Democrat Bill Owens in NY-23

KW: Wow! My co-blogger is probably not going to like me mucking up his blog with this story about a Democrat… But…Well, here is an e-mail I sent out to my Democrat and/or adamantly pro-choice friends: Timely! Confusion over candidate Bill Owens in the NY-23rd Congressional District Do you know anyone in the NY 23rd […]

NY State Senate Coup: Leaving women’s rights behind

Some of the reasons for the NY State Senate coup that I have heard floated are: Republicans getting fierce about redistricting coming up;  the vote on same-sex marriage coming up; personality conflicts among Democratic State Senators with their leadership; and some NYC business related to budgets and tenants issues. Though, knowing how few women are […]

This Long Islander ain’t gonna profit from the Albany coup

Kimberly writes: Newsday reported that “Long Island would benefit from State Senate GOP takeover.” Who are they to say? Though, unfortunately, the Newsday pronouncement has been taken as a fact and re-reported in various venues. Who in Long Island will truly benefit by two corrupt elected officials, joining with the Republican Party, to steal power […]

First sign of demonstrators: No abortion!

As the Obama’s leave church and get into the car, some people – some loud men – can be heard chanting: “No abortion. No killing babies.” (Wonder if those men are also against the war and the death penalty?) Even though I believe in a woman’s right to choose, I think it is funny that […]

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