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Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Women

August 25, 2011
It’s October 20, 2009. My lab results have just confirmed the news that my husband and I have been eagerly waiting to hear. I am pregnant. I am excited. I am overjoyed. I am nervous. I am anxious. My mind and body are gearing up to experience a plethora of emotions and sensations that will last for...
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This time, vote like you mean it!

August 25, 2011
By Cindy Pearson, co-founder, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need That’s what I think every time I tell myself not to get discouraged about the attacks on health care reform. It wasn’t quite so hard back in the spring of 2010, when the attacks were just on health care reform. After...

Breastfeeding Backlash?

August 25, 2011
Ironically, at a time when the significant short and long-term health benefits of breastfeeding are becoming widely recognized, women around the country are facing both rhetorical and direct attacks on their decision to breastfeed. While every major medical authority is working tirelessly to...
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Military Women Deserve Equal Medical Care

August 25, 2011
When Congress returns from their summer recess next month, you can expect it to tackle many of the urgent issues we’ve heard so much about in the news. Issues like the budget, patent reform and FAA legislation are sure to take center stage. Throughout the debates, and amendments and political...
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Kelley Williams-Bolar: One mother's struggle to keep her family secure

August 25, 2011
Any day now, Ohio's parole board is expected to make a recommendation in the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar. You may remember Williams-Bolar from the flurry of media attention she received early this year when she was convicted on felony charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail, two years of...
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Mark Women’s Health Equality Day by joining HERVotes!

August 25, 2011
by Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need. August 26 is usually celebrated as the anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the day women finally got the vote. This year, let’s put a new twist on this anniversary! We’re calling it Women’s Health...

Creating a Safe Space in the Most Obvious Place: At Home

August 25, 2011
By Alicia Gay, ACLU Liberty Center As a little girl from Kansas once said, “there’s no place like home,” and she was right. All of us may have a different notion of what “home” is, but ultimately we can agree home should be a place where we can feel comfortable and safe. Unfortunately for too many...
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Your Genes, Your Rights

August 25, 2011
By Sandra Park, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project When you hear about patents on human genes, women’s rights might not immediately come to mind. Yet, a woman’s right to access medical care, make informed medical decisions, and benefit from scientific research is at the core of this issue...
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The Education Front of The War on Women

August 25, 2011
What constitutes a “War on Women?” Is it the daily headlines about attacks on reproductive rights? Or is it more than that? Working at a women’s rights organization, especially one that works on many issues, I can tell you right now that the “War on Women” has many fronts. Some are in the headlines...

HERvotes - Coming Together to Counter Extremist Attacks on Women's Health and Economic Security

August 24, 2011
We, the more than one million members of MomsRising from every state in the nation, love our families and our country. We know that the current extremist attacks on women's health and family economic security are only serving to weaken the United States, not strengthen it. That's why, on the...
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