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Open Letter to 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

This open letter is being sent to each Democratic candidate for President of the United States. We will publish and make public the answer or non-answer from each candidate by September 25, 2015.   In a speech given to the International Association of Fire Fighters, Senator Bernie Sanders said: “I know that there are differences in this room on abortion, on gay marriage, on guns, whate...


Misogyny, Racism and Loretta Lynch

Confirm Loretta Lynch

UniteWomen.org® ACTION calls on the U.S. Senate to immediately vote to confirm Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General. Sign NARAL's petition to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination now! What is truly behind the U.S. Senate holding up a vote for confirming Loretta Lynch? A vote to confirm her has already been delayed longer than any nominee in recent history. • ...


The Real Life Hurt of the 20-Week Ban

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On this 42nd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives tabled a 20-week abortion ban bill - for now. Some female Republican House members were concerned about the GOP's anticipated rhetoric over the rape exception in the bill and how it would reflect on the party. Some in the media and pro-choice movement are heralding these women for standing up for changing the wording of the ...


Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

  I am coming upon my one year anniversary with UniteWomen.org and have been reflecting on what has happened for me in that year.  It started at work when I ran across a news blurb about Paul Ryan’s fight to grant zygotes personhood rights under the United States Constitution.  I snorted out loud at my desk.  How incredibly ridiculous!  As a women’s studies minor in college, I had re...


cranky confession: why I’m fighting the War on Women

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"Why are you so passionate about women's rights, sexual victim's rights, and reproductive rights? You've never been raped or assaulted, you've never had an abortion, you've never been abused." I have three best girlfriends. Among the three there have been two abortions, and two miscarriages. Today, two are married, one has two children and the other is expecting her first in a few weeks. The ot...


The last night in Texas: Unanswered questions

Texas Protest

It was Friday, July 12, 2013, the day the Texas State Senate was to debate, and was expected to pass, the worst anti-abortion bill in modern history. We had fought hard through two special sessions called by the King of Fools, Governor Rick Perry. We poured out in record numbers, wearing orange, over and over again, for every hearing, every debate. Women of every age, every race, every economic br...


The Awakening

Forced birthers encircle pro-choice activists in an effort to invade and disrupt the pro-choice demonstration at the Texas Capitol rotunda, July 12, 2013 1:58 p.m., two hours after it began. Ultimately, pro-choice activists prevailed as the invaders were repelled. The rotunda protest began at noon on July 12, 2013 and continued into the early hours of July 13, 2013, after the final Senate vote on HB2 was taken. Image: Copyright 2013, Gary Oldham.

A veteran women’s rights activist describes her time in the chaotic Texas Capitol rotunda in the hours before the Senate vote.  It is 11:28 a.m. and hot as hell outside when I finally pass through one of four security checkpoints at the Texas Capitol on Friday, July 12, the day of the big showdown on the Senate floor. Thousands of people have already entered the Capitol before me. Dressed in...


Irresponsible

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This is a message to every woman who has had an abortion, Or taken Plan B, Or given up a child for adoption, Or became a mother before the world said you should. If anyone says you are irresponsible, remember. Remember what it took to get you there. Remember the bravery of exposing your body to another in a world that tells you your body is not good enough. Remember the gasps and moans...


Reality Bites – Lessons From November 6th

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Democrats had an amazing election night, so much so one would think Republicans would be doing some serious soul searching. Instead what are we hearing? • We lost our momentum due to Sandy • Our country is made up of more “takers” than “makers” with those takers just wanting free stuff. • We weren’t anti-abortion enough • The liberal media is in the bag for Obama • D...


a cranky theory on Paul Ryan’s jobs plan, and why I have trouble sleeping at night

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  Reflecting on the religion/abortion question from the VP debate, Ryan said that (flip flop alert!) he WOULD allow abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. Note that he said life of the mother, not health of the mother, which are two different things-- if the fetus isn't definitely going to kill the woman, there's a chance she won't get the abortion she still needs, or w...


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