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Pennsylvania Parents Prepare for a Pulse Ox for Your Newborn

July 7, 2014
On July 3, 2014 Governor Tom Corbett signed HB 1420 into law creating Act 94 of 2014. In layman's terms: In October 2014, all babies born in Pennsylvania birthing facilities will be required to be screened for critical congenital heart defects via pulse oximetry. Congenital heart defects impact one of every 100 births and vary in severity. Since the defect is deep inside the child, it is often hard to tell before the child leaves the hospital that a preventable tragedy is brewing. Pulse oximetry screening - a simple, quick, inexpensive, non-invasive test helps. In all specialties, pulse...
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Supreme Court Wrong on Hobby Lobby

June 30, 2014
Whoa. Did you see the terrible news today? The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled today that some bosses can make your birth control decisions for you.
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War on Nuns? Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS, and Nuns on the Bus

June 30, 2014
Today the Supreme Court voted in favor of Hobby Lobby's "religious freedom" to decide not to abide by the Affordable Care Act and deny contraception coverage to their employees.
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NunsRising! Stirring up Trouble For the Common Good: Nuns On The Bus – The Movie!

June 30, 2014
“Sister, you and your fellow nuns have clearly gone rogue!" -- Stephen Colbert Sister Simone Campbell was 18 years old when she joined the convent and 21 when she took her nun vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Her younger sister and best friend was dying of Hodgkin’s disease. It was the 1960’s and kids were fighting off police dogs and fire hoses while marching in the streets for their civil rights. Simone wanted to join the battle for social justice with a community inspired by the gospel. So she became a nun. Fast forward 48 years. It's 2012. The Vatican publicly reprimands American...
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Rapid Response Needed for Babies in PA TODAY! House Bill 1420 for Newborn Screening of CHDs

June 30, 2014
Pennsylvania babies need your help today! Please call your Pennsylvania legislator today asking for a concurrence vote on HB 1420 before they recess for the summer. You will be saving lives.
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T-Mobile Women: Rape Is No Laughing Matter

June 27, 2014
We were shocked. We are still shocked. As employees of T-Mobile US, we were deeply disturbed to watch our CEO John Legere launch an expletive-laden presentation about how rival telecommunications companies are “raping” consumers. "These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have, if they could do something nice for you they would,” he said on stage in Seattle. “The f------ hate you.” It is not the first time that Mr. Legere has used profanities and crude language, including cursing out his competitors to try to get attention. That’s not the problem. This time he...
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Moms who DREAM

June 27, 2014
I never thought sending a Facebook “Friend Request” could impact me they way it did. One day on my Facebook wall, I noticed an organization called “DREAMers Moms”, so I sent them a friend request. I quickly received a response that they wanted me to come to a meeting in Miami, Florida. I was changed forever… The meeting overwhelmed me, and I was able to catch it on film for “Documented” (which airs June 29th on CNN). Seeing the sacrifice these mothers made for their children so they could have a brighter future, the ability to go to college, build careers they never imagined, and build their...
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The Pink Peril

June 26, 2014
To raise a child with the freedom of self-expression is to question the status quo, to raise the general anxiety level at any given moment, to have our parenting - and our child's choices - examined even more minutely than they would be otherwise.
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Major victory for the movement!

June 25, 2014
MAJOR VICTORY! MomsRising.org's top policy priorities & members were prominently featured at the The White House Summit on Working Families--and also in their blog recap of Monday's Summit!
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May Justice Be Served: One Mom's Career In Sex Law, Part 2

June 25, 2014
One day in the early 1950s, my father’s folks loaded their kids into the car and took off down a central Indiana road for a picnic. My dad’s mom sat in the front seat, holding three month old Beverly, in her arms. As they turned a corner, an oncoming car smashed into them, killing baby Beverly. Today would we even consider dismantling the child safety seat laws just because some guy fervently believes they are the work of the devil? No way. Yet very soon now, the Supreme Court will decide whether your boss can take birth control out of your health coverage simply because he disapproves of it...
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