Monthly Archives: July 2011

Record number of anti-choice bills introduced in 2011: We’ve Had Enough!

A recent article published by the Guttmacher Institute gives us the chilling statistics to back up the fight we have all been facing in the Pennsylvania legislature.  In the first six months of 2011, states enacted 162 new provisions related to … Continue reading

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Study: C-Section Rate at All-Time High

According to a study by the independent health care ratings organization Healthgrade, the rate of Cesarean sections is at an all-time high in the United States. In 2009, the rate of pregnancies that resulted in C-section was 34%, up from … Continue reading

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ACLU: “Ending Domestic Violence Requires Holding Police Accountable”

On July 20th, the American Civil Liberties Union joined the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and other groups in submitting an amicus brief in support of a domestic abuse survivor who was … Continue reading

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Study Reveals Women Still Not Recognized as Capable Leaders

A recent meta-analysis (integration of a large number of studies on the same subject) by Northwestern University reveals that most people still use gendered stereotypes when thinking about leadership. The consequence of this is that “Women are viewed as less … Continue reading

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Judge Blocks Law Which Would Expose Fake Health Clinics

We have written previously about “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs). CPCs often make themselves seem like reputable clinics but then mislead, lie, “coerce and intimidate women out of considering abortion as an option, and prevent women from receiving neutral and comprehensive … Continue reading

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Stay-at-Home Parents Now Need to Ask Spouse for Credit Card

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in May 2009, was intended “to put strong protections in place for consumers. Unfair rate increases, late-fee traps and bombarding credit card offers on college … Continue reading

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Study Shows Importance of Medical Insurance for Poor as PA Cuts $400 Million from Welfare

“The first rigorously controlled assessment of the impact of Medicaid” recently revealed that when the poor are provided with medical insurance, “they not only find regular doctors and see doctors more often but they also feel better, are less depressed … Continue reading

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29 Fortune 500 Companies Have No Women on Boards

Among Standard and Poor’s list of top 500 companies, 29 do not have a single woman on their board of directors or among their highest-paid officers. The 29 companies represent a diverse range of industries. However, it is noteworthy that … Continue reading

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Life-Saving Drug in Abortion Politics Controversy

Misoprostol (or miso) is a drug which lessens postpartum bleeding, the leading cause of maternal death in the developing world. Traditional birth attendants in Mozambique who were part of a year-long trial of miso use in rural communities used words … Continue reading

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Voter ID Bill Would Disenfranchise PA Citizens

On June 23rd the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 934, a bill that would require voters to always show unexpired government-issued photo ID before casting a vote in an election. This is a stricter measure than current law … Continue reading

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