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Wednesday
Jun262013

Madonna & Steven Klein Release 'Secret Project' Video, Said To Be Women's Rights 'Back of the Bus' No More Anthem

Madonna and Steven Klein released their first glimpse of their new “civil rights project” that will deal with women’s rights. MTA reports that Madonna has recorded a new ballad, said to be one of the most powerful she has ever made. The cry to stop the violence against women and social violence generally is tentatively called ‘Back of the Bus’.

Steven Klein’s video is said to be inspired by the 1950s movie ‘Caged’ starring Eleanor Parker. Coincidentally, the drama takes us back to Texas. Writes Wiki:

A married 19-year-old (played by Eleanor Parker) named Marie Allen is sent to prison, after a botched armed robbery attempt with her equally young husband, Tom (who is killed). While receiving her prison physical, she finds out that she is two months pregnant. Despite the hardships she is put through under Matron Evelyn Harper (Hope Emerson), she gives birth to a healthy baby and wants to “temporarily” grant full custody to her mother. The intent is to get the baby back after she is released. However, her mother informs Marie that her callous step-father has decided that under no circumstances will he allow the baby into his house, and she uses the excuses that she’s “too old” and “hasn’t a penny in [her] name” as reasons why she can’t leave him and help Marie. The prison forces her to permanently give the child up for adoption. Marie never sees her baby again. After her exposure to hardened criminals and sadistic prison guards, by the end of the film she leaves prison a hardened woman with debts to the criminals who helped get her released from jail.

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Friday
Dec282012

Eve Ensler Appeals to Michigan Gov Snyder on New Abortion Laws As Texas Searches for Contraception Funding

Eve Ensler has sent an emergency video to Michigan women from the Philippines about the most anti-woman legislation passed during Michigan’s lame duck session. Click here to hear video on Facebook.

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Michigan state legislators have passed laws eliminating insurance coverage of abortions and imposing medically unnecessary regulations on providers of women’s reproductive health services.

The first measure bars insurance coverage for abortion services without the purchase of an additional “rider” at added expense. This legislation extends extends the restriction to health insurance exchanges created through the health insurance exchanges that are part of Obamacare, as well as private insurance plans sold outside the exchanges.

The Michigan legislation provides for a single exception for life of the mother, but not rape or incest.

In passing these lame duck session laws, Michigan legislators have shown clearly that they could care less about the voters of Michigan who made their views regarding the Republican War on Women loud and clear in November.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney failed to carry his original home state in November. Michigan Democrats picked up five seats in the state House in November, but the GOP will still have a 59-51 edge during the 2013-2014 session. There were no state Senate races in 2012, leaving the Michigan Senate in Republican hands with a wide margin of 26-12.

Michigan legislators also put new restrictions on reproductive health offices in an effort to close them. Facilities that provide 120 or more abortions a year will be regulated as “mini-hospitals”, even in the absence of established medical or safety needs.

Lastly, doctors are forbidden to counsel low-income and rural women online on matters of reproductive health. “Under such a regimen, patients are examined at a local health clinic by an on-site professional and then electronically consult with a doctor working at a different location who would review her health records, answer questions, and approve the pills,” writes the New York Times.

Texas vs Planned Parenthood

Texas’ request to force the US Health and Human Services to continue funding its Women’s Health Program even though the state has virtually eliminated Planned Parenthood as a service provider has failed in federal court.

The Texas decision affects an estimated 130,000 low-income women receiving a wide variety of basic health care services from Planned Parenthood. Texas had demanded that the federal government continue delivering funds to the state, a request denied by US District Court Judge Walter Smith.

Texas insists that it has found $40 million necessary to fund substitute services provided by Planned Parenthood, without any abortions. The funding is in place through September 2013, says the state, with $70 million of federal funds being cut off on December 31, 2012.

The state’s Health and Human Services Commission projects that without the federal funds, low-income women will deliver an estimated 23,760 additional babies during 2014 and 2015. The commission projects that state taxpayers will have to shoulder an additional $273 million in medical expenses and Medicaid coverage for those infants.

Their projection was previously on the table when the Texas nonpartisan Legislative Budget Board estimated that the proposed cuts would lead to 284,000 women losing their family planning services. Social conservative legislators insisted they were willing to pay the price — but of course, THEY DON’T pay the price.

Poor women pay the price, and the statistics on the downward spiral of unplanned pregnancy victims and their babies in the state of Texas is already at the bottom of the heap nationwide. Several media sources report that legislators are trying to reinstate family planning funding without Planned Parenthood — even though that organization is best equipped to meet the family planning needs of the poor women of Texas.

Texas 5* Unwed Pregnancy State

You Want to Defund Planned Parenthood & Title X? Look at Texas AOC Sensual Rebel

Texas As An Example of What’s Ahead for States March 2011

The state of Texas has some of the most restrictive policies in the US regarding minors’ access to prescription birth control without parental consent, according to the Dallas Morning News. Texas has the highest rate of teen pregnancy live births in America, according to a 2010 Guttmacher Institute report, while the state ranks 4th in overall pregnancy rate.

While we all celebrate the new survey results suggesting that sexual activity may be down among teens, Texas is a real-world look at what’s ahead for taxpayers. In terms of educational test scores, Texas is at the bottom.

  • Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
  • Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).

A Vicious Cycle

Only 40 percent of teen moms giving birth at age 17 or earlier finish high school. About 23 percent of young mothers earn a GED, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

The facts are that daughters of teen mothers are three times more likely to become teen parents than girls with older moms. Sons born to teen parents are more likely to be incarcerated. Note that the Texas Department of State Health Services quotes the Guttmacher Institute extensively.

Thursday
Mar082012

Tina Brown Kicks Off Women in the World Summit | Texas Drops130,000 Poor Women As Republicans Reject Title X

Daily French Roast

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2012 Summit: Who’s On Stage The Daily Beast

Co-Hosts

Tina Brown | Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

Lauren Bush Lauren Chief Feeder & Cofounder, Feed Projects, LLC

Watch the conference livestream and read the bios of these incredible women who are devoted to improving women’s lives worldwide.

War on Women Update

Pennsylvania | Just in from Planned Parenthood to women activists. That would be Anne.

YOU DID IT! Thanks to the outrage of tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians like you, the Ultrasound Bill - HB1077- is on hold indefinitely! Every single State Representative received hundreds of emails and phone calls expressing outrage at the excessive government overreach of the bill. Earlier this week, the bill was sent back to the Health Committee where it will stay until major changes are made.

Because of our strength, our opponents have backed down, but there seems to be no limit to their willingness to curtail reproductive rights in Harrisburg. Even though dozens of your representatives have come out in opposition and an unprecedented TWENTY-SIX who had originally signed on have removed their names from HB 1077, we need to keep up the fight!

International Women’s Day, Congress Debates Measure To Limit Reproductive Rights Huffington Post

The House Judiciary Subcommittee began on Thursday to discuss the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), sponsored by two Florida Republicans, Marco Rubio in the Senate and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in the House. The bill would make it illegal for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman across state lines to seek an abortion — even if her parents are absent or abusive.

Dem women senators press Boehner to nix birth-control vote The Hill

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Rosario Espriella and her children at Planned Parenthood in Edinburg, Tex. The agency has closed four clinics in the county. Eddie Seal for The New York Times Texas health care clinics are slashing poor women’s services, refusing federal funds under the Medicaid Women’s Health Care Program for 130,000 poor women. Gov. Rick Perry and Republican lawmakers have said the will forgo the $35 million in federal money that finances women’s health care rather than let Planned Parenthood have one dime.

In these state-level culture wars that seek to prevent women from receiving services that are legal in America including the morning-after pill, poor women are pawns in a men’s game of political chess.

Nationally, the four Republican candidates for president also want to abolish Title X at a federal level. Planned Parenthood sees about one-third of the five million low-income people covered under Title X, which has existed since the Nixon Administration, with dollars that represent one quarter of its budget.

Like other federal financing, Title X does not pay for abortions. Only some of it covers birth control. Title X also provides money for cervical and breast cancer screening, testing for H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases, adolescent abstinence counseling, infertility counseling and other services.

Texas Women Suffer Now

Texas already is a leading state in the nation, cutting back health services to poor women. A year ago, Anne wrote You Want to Defund Planned Parenthood & Title X? Look at Texas AOC Sensual Rebel

Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502). Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates.

Texas also leads the nation in repeat pregnancies, with Dallas being the top city. Even teens who have given birth once are prohibited from obtaining birth control without parental consent.

Only 40 percent of teen moms giving birth at age 17 or earlier finish high school. Daughters of teen mothers are three times more likely to become teen parents than girls with older moms. Eight of 10 teenage fathers do not marry the mothers of their first children.