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War on Women

Civil Rights

Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Restriction

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:43 AM April 17, 2014
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Judge Daniel Hovland calls North Dakota’s ban on abortion at six weeks “a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women.”

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Keep Your Word Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes! Pay The $100,000

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:11 AM April 11, 2014
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Alvin Holmes bet $100,000 no one could show him a “whole bunch” of white parents who adopted black kids. Faces of Families did. Now he needs to pay up.

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West Virginia Governor Vetoes Twenty-Week Abortion Bill

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:55 AM April 1, 2014
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Calling the restriction “unconstitutional”, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to restrict abortions to the first 20 weeks.

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Chase Refuses To Process Payments For Condoms

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:02 PM March 27, 2014
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I have a sincere moral objection to executions. Can I stop paying my federal taxes?

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Texans Rally to Protect Girl Scouts From Waco Wackos

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:14 PM February 18, 2014
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A right-wing boycott of Girl Scout Cookies has Texas news outlets taking sides – they’re backing the scouts and urging readers to buy cookies.

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Thomas Roberts Likes Women – And I Like Him Back

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:15 AM January 24, 2014
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Today, gay pundit Thomas Roberts showed himself to be a chivalrous knight in shining armor, defending the damsels Mike Huckabee put in distress.

Elections

Cuccinelli Throws Tantrum Over McAuliffe’s Promise To Keep Women’s Clinics Open

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:26 PM January 8, 2014
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As one of his last acts in office, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wrote a six page screed on why Governor McAuliffe doesn’t have the power to keep women’s clinics open.

Healthcare

Justice Sotomayor Stays Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:20 AM January 1, 2014
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Just before she dropped the ball in Times Square, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dropped a bomb on the roll out of Obamacare.

Healthcare

Pro-Choice Legislators Finally Go On Offense To Protect Abortion Rights

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:26 PM November 15, 2013
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Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013″ aimed at curtailing the assault on women’s reproductive rights.

Families

On Our Radar – Lisa Mehos’ Scarlet Letter – ‘A’ – For Abortion

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:01 AM November 3, 2013
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A New York judge has ruled the abortion a woman underwent after her marriage ended can be used as evidence against her in a child custody case brought by her ex-husband. Today, the scarlet letter of Lisa Mehos is On Our Radar.

Celebrities

On Our Radar – Elizabeth Smart Says Abstinence Only Programs Hurt Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:31 AM October 27, 2013
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Elizabeth Smart is all grown up and doing her best to make people aware of the “rape culture” in America – including abstinence only programs. Today Elizabeth Smart is On Our Radar.

Elections

Texas Republicans Find A Way To Disenfranchise Women Voters

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:30 PM October 17, 2013
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They’ve targeted Blacks, Latinos and college students. It was only a matter of time before Republicans figured out how to keep women from voting.

Farce

No! Not Funny! Not Even A Little Funny! No!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:40 PM September 9, 2013
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A sign company that produces auto wraps is selling this sticker for pickup truck tailgates. Apparently in Waco, Texas, hogtied women are amusing.

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On Our Radar – The Rape of Cherise Morales. Was Justice Done? Or Was Justice Denied?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:42 AM September 1, 2013
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A Montana judge sentenced a 54-year-old teacher to 31 days in jail after he admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old student. Was justice done? The rape of Cherise Morales is On Our Radar.