Spotlight: 10 Reasons Young Women Absolutely Need to Vote in the Midterms

10 Reasons Young Women Absolutely Need to Vote in the Midterms It’s your chance to show people who see you as “Beyoncé voters” that you are a serious player in politics. >by Amy Odell & Lori Fradkin | September 8, 2014 | Re-Post 09/12/2014 | 1. Young people and unmarried women typically don’t vote in large numbers in the midterms, which means if we all did, we’d make a difference. […]

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Fragile victories for abortion access in the South -Spotlight

Abortion rights activists

Fragile victories for abortion access in the South >by Irin Carmon |09/01/14 10:40 AM—Updated 09/01/14 11:19 AM| Re-Post 09/03/2014 2:00 AM | In a single weekend, with temporary wins for abortion providers in Louisiana and Texas, one fact became ever clearer: The federal courts are the only thing standing between conservative lawmakers and a woman’s right to an abortion. For now, the news is good for abortion access in the region, but […]

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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

Abortion Clinic in Gentilly LA

Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics  >by Jonathan Kaminsky | NEW ORLEANS La. Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:48pm EDT|Re-Post 09/01/2014 1:08:54 PM | (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state. The measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and […]

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Yes, There is a War on Women-Exposed

Liberty Weeping War on Women

Yes, There is a “War on Women” >by: Miranda | Thu, 04/05/2012 – 6:26pm | Re-Post 08/31/2014 6:28:10 AM In an interview with Bloomberg today, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus claimed that accusing the Republican Party of waging a “war on women” is as absurd as accusing them of a “war on caterpillars”: “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about […]

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Spotlight: Obama administration to issue another contraception accommodation

Obama administration to issue another contraception accommodation A demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 30, 2014. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP >by Irin Carmon | 07/23/14 04:14 PM—Updated 07/23/14 04:39 PM | Re-Post | The already bizarre and convoluted story of religious exemptions to insurance coverage of birth control just got even more so, as the Obama administration has said it is planning yet another […]

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Spotlight: Supreme Court Strikes Down Government(s) Anti-Prostitution Mandate As First Amendment Violation

Supreme Court Strikes Down Government’s Anti-Prostitution Mandate As First Amendment Violation >By Nicole Flatow on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Think Progress | Under a law signed by President George W. Bush, organizations that receive federal funding for HIV and AIDS prevention were required to openly oppose both prostitution and sex trafficking — a mandate that put organizations who often deal precisely with those populations in a particularly […]

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Bernie Buzz: A Health Care Success Story

>Senator Bernie Sanders [bernie_sanders@sanders.enews.senate.gov]| May 05, 2012 | A Health Care Success Story             At a time when 50 million Americans lack health insurance and when Americans spend almost twice as much per capita on health care as people in any other nation, there is some good news regarding health care in America. We are making significant progress in expanding primary health care.A dramatic expansion […]

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