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Dispatches From The War On Women: Tide Turns On Immigration, Even At SCOTUS

Dispatches From The War On Women: Tide Turns On Immigration, Even At SCOTUS

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.

Yesterday the Supreme Court offered a stinging rebuke to Arizona and it’s “papers please” law. These ant-immigrant measures have a disproportionate impact on women and children, which maybe explains why Justice Scalia was so eager to uphold the Arizona law and so outraged the Court didn’t.

Now might be a good time to look at the impact of Arizona’s Mexican-American studies ban.

The Court also ruled that the Eighth Amendment prohibits sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

There’s more coverage of some of the most significant aspects of Title IX on the anniversary of the landmark civil rights law. Here’s Ashley Lauren taking on the subject of classroom stigmas in an especially timely post since some still think science is only a girl thing if it’s pink and sexxxy.

Because these gender disparities persist, organizations like Girls Inc. are more important than ever.

Another small but significant step toward equality: Saudi Arabia will let women compete at the Olympics.

Native American women have an alarming rate of sexual assault and the hardest time accessing emergency contraception. Let’s change that.

Starting July 23 Maryland will begin requiring clinics performing abortions to be licensed.

Despite a spike in popularity, a new study shows that home births come with some serious risks. I think the lesson from these kinds of stories is that women are best served with advocates who can help women make the most informed decisions on all their birthing options, including home birth.

Finally, via RH Reality Check: Dar Williams’ new video is a “powerful response to recent legislative and personal attacks” and has some amazing images that capture the extent of the protest against the Republican-led war on women.

Thanks for checking back and don’t forget to send in your stories, suggestions and comments. We’ll be back each weekday 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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12:30AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thankyou for the article. Keep fighting girls!

12:28PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Kasia, Not so many years ago, China ran a "One Child per Couple," program, the world pounced on it, as if it was some extension of Aldous Orwell's "Brave New World."

Now, we speak about population control as if it was our idea. When was the last time that America had an original idea, forget Afghanistan, Iraq, and our "Killer Drone program," killing does not count.

We use to have a working "Green Card" program that actually worked. Today, it seems that we are just wandering around, trying to find our way in the dark.

Funny, isn't it. Some years ago, we had no problem with undocumented workers, especially in light of the fact that they helped to keep cost home construction lower. We use to tip them when they washed our SUV's, they mowed our lawns, they even cared for our children.

Now that we are finding ourselves it space in time where we are being tested, we, like Hitler, have chosen to use them as the rallying point for our renewal, a renewal from our many social and economic ills.

Yes, population is one of our greatest challenges, and yet, in the end, who will be allowed to bear children...only whites, only wealthy whites.

12:27PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Kasia, Not so many years ago, China ran a "One Child per Couple," program, the world pounced on it, as if it was some extension of Aldous Orwell's "Brave New World."

Now, we speak about population control as if it was our idea. When was the last time that America had an original idea, forget Afghanistan, Iraq, and our "Killer Drone program," killing does not count.

We use to have a working "Green Card" program that actually worked. Today, it seems that we are just wandering around, trying to find our way in the dark.

Funny, isn't it. Some years ago, we had no problem with undocumented workers, especially in light of the fact that they helped to keep cost home construction lower. We use to tip them when they washed our SUV's, they mowed our lawns, they even cared for our children.

Now that we are finding ourselves it space in time where we are being tested, we, like Hitler, have chosen to use them as the rallying point for our renewal, a renewal from our many social and economic ills.

Yes, population is one of our greatest challenges, and yet, in the end, who will be allowed to bear children...only whites, only wealthy whites.

1:27PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

why have we become increasingly dependent on the courts to protect our rights? It used to be we could trust our legislators not to pass laws that were unconstitutional

3:43AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Interesting post. Thanks.

1:06AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

I just hope that the republicans will listen enough to stop discriminating against those who are not like themselves.

1:02AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

I just hope that the republicans will listen enough to stop discriminating against those who are not like themselves.

5:39PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

I Agree With Berny P. That We All Have To Work Together, Both Republicans And Democrates If We Are Going To Get Permanent Solutions To The Immigration Problem!
And I PRAY WE WILL SUCCEED!

5:29PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

seems in in the US its illegal to be any poor neighbor who crosses a fence desperately trying to care for an impoverished family.
we already have laws against crime - any thieves and drug dealers can be arrested..but we don't need laws to stiff arm and damn the poor. American needs to be a better neighbor ,and less a persecutor of the poor. the ones who raise the most fuss are not aboriginal people but from those who are also descendants from immigrants .. often poor and desperate.

1:37PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

thank you

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