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Today marks the first day or oral arguments in the constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act. And here’s a reminder about how important health care reform is to women.
In related news, Alabama becomes the latest state to challenge the Obama administration’s birth control mandate under the Affordable Care Act
In Wisconsin, Rep. Don Pridemore has some helpful words of advice for domestic abuse survivors: just stick it out. Think about the good times together.
In Illinois, as a mandatory ultrasound bill advanced Democrats got smart about how to fight back.
If these ultrasound bills pass and doctors continue to oppose them, is civil disobedience the next front in the battle?
Minnesota Republicans are advancing their own anti-choice agenda as bills banning “webcam” abortions and another TRAP bill advance out of committee.
Native American women are also battling for access to contraception and affordable reproductive health care.
The political strategy of attacking women’s rights has become so toxic that at least one Republican congressman has advised women to start supporting Democrats. The latest polling suggests that is exactly what is happening.
Which naturally leads to this question: are women turning the tide on this anti-women legislation?
That might explain why Republicans are desperately trying to change the narrative to one where they are the victims.
It’s not just women’s reproductive rights under attack. The six jobs with the largest gender gap in pay live on Wall Street and women are still shut out from the top spots at universities and colleges.
Meanwhile in Vogue one woman publicly humiliates her 7-year-old daughter who is on a diet and one Arizona Safeway decided that Jessica Simpson’s pregnant belly on the cover of Elle magazine was too lewd to be seen.
Come back tomorrow for another round-up of the latest news and commentary on the War on Women. So long as the battle rages, we’ll cover the latest, so please check back!
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