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What We’ve Been Reading (and doing)

May 27, 2011
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Thursday was a beautiful day to put on a pink t-shirt and show Congresswoman Nan Hayworth what “Pro-Choice” really means. More than 30 PPHP and Planned Parenthood Mid Hudson Valley (PPMHV) supporters came out to the intersection of Routes 9 and 52 in Fishkill, just half a mile from one of the  Congresswoman’s district offices.  

In five short months,  the Congresswoman has achieved a 0% rating from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.  She has voted to eliminate Title X family planning funding, voted twice to prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funds, voted in favor of H.R 3, and just this week supported the Foxx Amendment which would ban the use of federal money to train doctors to do abortions.

Pro-choice voters need to challenge the Congresswoman every time she claims she is pro-choice and then votes the other way.   Every single time.  We could go on, but our world is bigger than the 19th Congressional District.

After Tuesday’s special election, we’ve got ourselves a new pro-choice Congresswoman in New York State.   We need her.  

And,  if you are a pro-choice New Yorker who thinks those state legislative attacks on Planned Parenthood funding just happen in “other states”, you are wrong.  

The best state news of the week comes from Oklahoma, where “sanity prevails”, at least for now

In case you missed this quiz on sexuality and morality in the Bible – it’s rather enlightening.

 Why Gov. Chris Christie (R – NJ) scares us: He wants to lower Medicaid eligibility to $6,000 for a family of four.  (Because you know, health care is just so inexpensive.)

 Efforts to reclaim “slut” have Gina thinking similarly about another word, and Sarah at Feminists for Choice is thinking the same thing.

This Memorial Day, take a minute to think about what you can do for the women in our military services.

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