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What We’ve Been Reading (and Watching)

October 14, 2011

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed HR 358, the “Let Women Die” Bill. It is the latest example that House leaders prioritize putting politics before women’s health, and just can’t keep their eyes on the ball when it comes to jobs and the economy.

We cheered two of our local champions, Congressmen Steve Israel and Eliot Engel, for their statements against this dangerous legislation. You have got to watch Congressman Israel on the GOP War Against Women and Congressman Engel’s passionate opposition to HR358.

Do you know how your Representative voted?  Be sure to let your Congressperson know how you feel about his or her vote.

One vote we aren’t happy with, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.  She has said time and again that she supports women’s reproductive rights. Yet, time and again, her votes prove otherwise.  This is the latest example that she continues to side with House Leadership, putting politics before women’s health.  The Congresswoman needs to stop supporting efforts to undermine women’s health and stop misrepresenting her position on reproductive rights to her constituents. Live in her district?  Let her know you want her to stop putting politics ahead of women’s lives.

Here is a roundup of some of the best stories and commentaries we read:

And we can’t forget about what’s happening in Mississippi: Check out what doctors have to say about the ballot measure to redefine personhood.

It was a long day.  But now it’s time to look ahead…

Our champions in the Senate, like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, are committed to stopping the “Let Women Die” Bill.  President Obama has promised to veto it.

Monday is Planned Parenthood’s 95th Birthday.  And, we’re here to stay for many more.

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