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Dispatches From The War On Women: Turning Pregnant Women Into Criminals

Dispatches From The War On Women: Turning Pregnant Women Into Criminals

Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women.

Bei Bei Shuai’s story represents the very worst of the anti-abortion movement and the ever-growing push to criminalize pregnancy. What’s worse is that more states are moving in the direction of Indiana by passing feticide and chemical endangerment bills while laws that were intended to address third-party violence directed at pregnant women are now being used to prosecute pregnant women themselves.

Over the weekend the New York Times issued a blistering editorial detailing the Republican campaign against women.  The Times minced no words, breaking down the attacks on reproductive rights, access to health care, and challenges to equal pay laws and domestic violence protections. It’s a good overview that if anything is thin for failing to mention the attacks on public employee collective bargaining rights and voting rights as well, but I will give the Times credit for the close of the piece “Whether this pattern of disturbing developments constitutes a war on women is a political argument. That women’s rights and health are casualties of Republican policy is indisputable.”

In Ohio Republicans renewed efforts to strip Planned Parenthood of funding, only instead of a direct attack like the one orchestrated in Texas, this one just always puts Planned Parenthood at the end of the line for family planning funding.

High school students in Oklahoma were “accidentally” shown an anti-choice propaganda film during school and given free copies to take home without their parents being given an opportunity to consent first.

In Maryland this boy was suspended from school for wearing a skirt.

A Safeway worker who intervened and stopped a domestic assault in the store has been suspended. Tell Safeway to give this guy his job back.

Did Facebook really ban this mother after she posted photos of her baby who was born with a rare birth defect?

Civil rights pioneer Dolores Huerta gets some well-deserved recognition.

Students are fighting back against sexual harassment on college campuses and Hollaback! is helping lead that fight.

Another reason why nurses rock: they take on Wall Street.

Thanks for checking back and don’t forget to send in your stories, suggestions and comments. We’ll be back Monday with the latest in the best and the worst from the War on Women. So long as the battle rages, we’ll cover the latest, so please check back!

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12:06PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

For the GOP women are objects, the property of men and have no rights as humans. Better believe this as true.

12:05PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

For the GOP women are objects, the property of men and have no rights as humans. Better believe this as true.

10:59PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

You know, it's crazy that the blame is solely put on women. What about the men who put them in the situation as well?

10:32AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

Thanks for the article, it's disturbing to see so many attacks on women's rights listed in one article, and that is only scratching the surface of the War on Women.

Time for women to take back the power!

10:41AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Robert K, is that really what you consider to be pro-choice??

10:00PM PDT on May 27, 2012

Here's a real woman and a real mother who almost died because her goon of a boyfriend wanted her to have an abortion and she refused. He then had his friends kidnap her and set her on fire.
Nice guy. He was Pro Choice. Pro HIS Choice, not her choice.

http://news.yahoo.com/pregnant-woman-unborn-baby-survive-being-abducted-set-202233598--abc-news-topstories.html

9:53AM PDT on May 27, 2012

I agree Marg. This is not just two people talking where they should be polite, this is a battle for the future of this country. People like Robert K have no problem with an attack. Saying please to him will get you butkus. They just think you're weak.

Screw him and his little band of traitors.

9:36AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Tim Maybe it's good to be passive some times, but those are the people that get the dirty end of the stick, because they don't fight injustice, they just let it happen. I have had to put up with a lot of stuff I had no control over and now I am fighting back! Maybe it wont make a difference but at least I tried by speaking out against those that would take away our human rights.I'm not angry I'm passionate! LOL

9:22AM PDT on May 27, 2012

I have a very thick skin, but also a low tolerance for statements like Robert's when he said women were badmouthing America. That's just shows a skull so dense nothing will get through. You can't get along with people who don't want to get along with you, learned that a long time ago.

I prefer to hijack threads by talking about the FSM, or The Hitchhicker's Guide. Much more entertaining.

May you be touched by his noodly appendage.

9:22AM PDT on May 27, 2012

I am always in a good mood untill some radical right winger tries to take away the rights of other human beings. That is what makes me angry and people that put down the poor and call them lazy. The site is called care2! It is for people who care and want to make a difference, making a sameTstatement over and over saying the same thing is very anoying. this thread is about womens rights not about putting women down. When someone does that I fight back!

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