Monthly Archives: February 2012

Yes Virginia, there is a state more demeaning to women than you!

You’ve probably recently heard about the Virginia ultrasound bill, but did you realize Pennsylvania has a bill pending that’s even worse? The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is poised to take up HB1077, the disingenuously titled “Women’s Right to Know Act.”  … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Access, Pennsylvania, Reproductive Rights, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Census Bureau: Mom is Designated “Parent,” Dad is “Childcare Arrangement”

In a move that should frustrate advocates, mothers and fathers alike, the Census Bureau’s recently compiled “Who’s Minding The Kids?” report counts fathers staying home with their children as a “child care arrangement.” This puts fathers looking after their children … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Ensures a Wide Range of Contraceptive Insurance Coverage, Even at Religiously-Affiliated Institutions

On January 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the final rule that will require most new health insurance plans under the Preventive Care package of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to cover … Continue reading

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Gingrich Food Stamp Remarks Reflect Common, Harmful Misconceptions

The 2012 GOP primary race has produced a lot of controversial sound bites, but perhaps the most ubiquitous in the past two weeks came from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, when he said that if the NAACP invited … Continue reading

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