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Conservatives have made significant inroads advancing the idea of individual religious liberty as a shield from discrimination claims in places like Oklahoma where rape victims get turned away from hospitals and refused emergency contraception based on individual doctor’s religious objections and insufficient staffing to examine rape victims.
House Republicans delayed until Thursday a vote on the inflammatory Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). In the meantime here’s a reminder of why the bill is so bad.
Since Congress is so concerned about a potential gender imbalance in this country it should pass the PRICK Act.
General election season is officially a go. Robin Marty explains recent polling that shows Republican nominee Mitt Romney making gains with women. As Marty points out, the Obama administration might want to take a cue from Planned Parenthood and message what works.
This will be especially important if Fox News continues to produce its own pro-Romney political ads.
Even as women make gains in journalism they are still significantly under-represented in the opinion pages.
A credit union uses a mailer with breasts on the front to drum up business and isn’t really interested if it offended anyone.
Guns now kill more people than cars in ten states. Way to go, NRA.
There’s more evidence that unions provide significant benefits to in-home child care workers that translate into better care for the children under their watch.
Here are 4 amazing young women who can change the face of Congress. Read about them and get inspired. Then support them and help get them in office.
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