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The state of Florida is in the grips of a tuberculosis outbreak that was made much worse thanks to the tea party policies of Gov. Rick Scott. Not only have health officials sat on a report warning of widespread TB circulation, the state has slated for closure the one hospital equipped to deal with such a catastrophe.
The more women voters learn about Mitt Romney the less they like him which is why Planned Parenthood is making sure women voters in swing states like Iowa and Florida know as much about Romney’s record as possible.
We should also make sure independent voters know as much about Romney’s supporters as they do Romney’s positions. Afterall, thanks to the Koch brothers Romney raised about $3 million in one fundraiser where his supporters lamented the poor, uneducated common people who just don’t “get it.”
Meanwhile Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer (R) ups the ante in her state’s fight against same-sex benefits.
Indiana’s attempts to block Medicaid funding of Planned Parenthood were rebuffed. Again.
What do bovine rights have to do with abortion rights?
As Catholic hospitals continue to push for mergers and consolidations with non-religious affiliates abortion access becomes more restricted. Which is exactly the point.
A reality tv show based on women who breastfeed children well past infancy is probably the last thing we need to help de-stigmatize breastfeeding and promote healthy discourse around the issues.
Can we just agree that there’s no real “right” or “correct” time to have kids?
Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbeldon title over the weekend, and Dave Zirin at The Nation offers this great piece on how Title IX makes the case for the need for an Equal Rights Amendment.
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