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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)

26

Mar

Dear idiots of the world,

Women use birth control for other purposes than preventing pregnancy. Married women use birth control. Women that could potentially die from pregnancy take birth control. Telling women not to have sex as if it is some magical solution is dangerous, misinformed and misogynistic. Women take birth control for a variety of reasons and not one of them is any of your damn business. Sit down and shut up.

12

Mar

rhrealitycheck:

This map tracks the closure of Texas abortion providers, which are increasingly located only in major cities along interstate highway corridors, leaving rural Texans without the safe, legal abortion care they’d been able to access since Roe v. Wade. 

rhrealitycheck:

This map tracks the closure of Texas abortion providers, which are increasingly located only in major cities along interstate highway corridors, leaving rural Texans without the safe, legal abortion care they’d been able to access since Roe v. Wade. 

As Republican-controlled states one by one legislate abortion access out of existence, a new map of the United States is essentially starting to take focus: one where abortion is legal and accessible, and another where huge swaths of this country have no access to what on paper are their reproductive rights. When people talk the whole war on women thing, it is not a Beltway construct. It is the lived experience of Republican governance in the states right now.

29

Jan

imasianotasian asked: I'm just a little confused on why you want abortion rights so much? I'm a young conservative Christian. Not a bigot. Not a stuck up rich girl. If you had sex and it was unprotected to which you got pregnant, there is absolutely no reason as to why that baby should be murdered. Now, if you're pregnant due to incest, rape, etc. I understand a little more. But if it was because of your own decision, why should that child have no right to live?

I’m just a little confused as to why you feel the need to tell me you’re a Christian and not a “stuck up rich girl.” I don’t care who you are. You have no right to tell me or anyone else what to do with their body. I “want abortion rights so much” because I believe women are people and can make decisions about their bodies without the government intruding. I also know that denying women safe and easy access to abortion puts women’s lives in danger and I refuse to go back to the days when a coat hanger was not just a symbol but a reality. I’m so glad you understand a “little more” if someone is the victim of rape or incest. How compassionate of you. Why should a woman be forced to carry and deliver a child because your faith and morals dictate she do so? Why is the life of the woman who you would force to have a child insignificant?

28

Jan

You can tell how little regard Republican lawmakers have for women as independent, free-thinking human beings whenever abortion is the topic. Immediately the woman is no longer a woman, but a mother even if it was not her choice to become one. She is no longer a human capable of making her own choices, but a mother who must sacrifice herself for the baby the law deems is now her responsibility no matter how it came to be. Women from a so-called “pro-life” POV exist primarily to carry and raise children.

All four MEN on this stage just said they oppose exceptions for rape and incest.

07

Oct

From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it.
Texas Governor Rick Perry ‘mansplains’ his wife Anita’s comments in which she called abortion a “woman’s right.” 

(Source: Mother Jones)

28

Sep

That could be a woman’s right, just like it’s a man’s right if he wants to have some kind of procedure…. God made us our own individuals, and I can believe, you can believe, what you want to believe.

House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN.

A senior House leadership aide confirmed that development.

The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.