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28

Mar

1. More than two in three (68%) women voters say that corporations should not be able to exempt themselves from the requirement of covering prescription birth control in their health plans if they object to contraception on religious grounds. More than half of women characterize their opposition to this exemption as strong.

2. Women voters’ strong feelings about corporations not being exempt from the birth control provision is grounded in a solid and durable rejection of the broader argument that corporations should be exempt from any law because of their religious beliefs.

3. Women voters identify an array of reasons for why they oppose
religious exemptions for corporations on the birth control provision, including concerns about employers’ interference in personal decisions, the limits of corporate rights, and the practical implications such exemptions would have on women in their daily lives.

4. Consistent with other public polling, women voters are overwhelmingly supportive of the provision of the ACA that health plans cover preventive services with no additional copay, including birth control. On these two points, the consensus is so strong that a majority of women in every major demographic and attitudinal group agree, including Republicans.

A newly released study commissioned by Planned Parenthood found that women overwhelmingly disagree with the idea that corporations should be exempt from covering contraceptives because of religious beliefs. (via)

15

Jan

prochoiceamerica:

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a buffer zone law that protects patients and staff at clinics in Massachusetts from anti-choice harassment and violence.

Across the country, extreme, often violent, anti-choice protesters physically block access to clinics and intimidate people exercising their constitutionally protected rights.  Learn more about this issue and the laws that exist to protect patients and their doctors.

31

Oct

There is a substantial likelihood that the state will prevail in its argument that Planned Parenthood failed to establish an undue burden on women seeking abortions or that the hospital-admitting-privileges requirement creates a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion.
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a federal district court ruling on new Texas abortion regulations, ‘meaning the provisions of House Bill 2 could take effect immediately if state officials choose to enforce them.’ 

08

Jul

marfmellow:

rhrealitycheck:

In 2011, Rep. Gwen Moore breaks down the reality of having black babies, and the falsity of the “black genocide” lie. 

WATCH AND REBLOG

25

Jun

Republicans are pouring kerosine on a fire that will burn across this state and turn it blue!
Planned Parenthood President and native Texan Cecile Richards (via @sarah_eckhardt)

20

Jun

Texas Lt. Governor @DavidHDewhurst tweeted a map from Planned Parenthood Wednesday night to show support for SB5 which opponents say will essentially ban abortion statewide.
“I asked that question of Senator Heger, ‘isn’t it true that what your bill does is will shut down every abortion clinic in the State of Texas?’ and he said ‘no, that’s not the case that’s not what we are trying to do.’ And so the tweet flies in the face of the statements that were made on the Senate floor last night.”
— State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) 
h/t TPR

Texas Lt. Governor @DavidHDewhurst tweeted a map from Planned Parenthood Wednesday night to show support for SB5 which opponents say will essentially ban abortion statewide.

“I asked that question of Senator Heger, ‘isn’t it true that what your bill does is will shut down every abortion clinic in the State of Texas?’ and he said ‘no, that’s not the case that’s not what we are trying to do.’ And so the tweet flies in the face of the statements that were made on the Senate floor last night.”

— State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) 

h/t TPR

26

Apr

politicsnation:

Pres. Obama became the first sitting president today to address Planned Parenthood.
This just after a new interview with Todd Akin, where he says he wishes he could take back his “legitimate rape” comments: http://usat.ly/Y1SEMo

politicsnation:

Pres. Obama became the first sitting president today to address Planned Parenthood.

This just after a new interview with Todd Akin, where he says he wishes he could take back his “legitimate rape” comments: http://usat.ly/Y1SEMo

06

Mar

Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and their affiliates can’t possibly communicate this message effectively because of their inherent conflict of interest. If teenagers consistently viewed sex as something to be saved for marriage, Planned Parenthood would lose abortion business.

Texas GOP: Planned Parenthood Is Convincing Teens To Get Pregnant So It Can Perform Their Abortions

You can’t make this shit up.

(Source: thinkprogress.org)

04

Sep

tpmmedia:

You see them everywhere on the streets surrounding the Democratic National Convention: legions of women sporting bright pink “Yes, We Plan” T-shirts, featuring an image of a pack of birth control pills.

tpmmedia:

You see them everywhere on the streets surrounding the Democratic National Convention: legions of women sporting bright pink “Yes, We Plan” T-shirts, featuring an image of a pack of birth control pills.

08

Jun