The Graham-Cassidy bill, the newest bill attempting to repeal the ACA, is an attack on women's health care rights. This bill will make it harder for women to get insurance coverage for abortion care. It will make it more difficult for Medicaid recipients to visit Planned Parenthood. It will … Read More
Rewire: By Muddying On-Campus Sexual Assault Policies, DeVos Is Making Students—and Schools—Less Safe
Betsy DeVos is asking Trump to remove Department of Education rules that protect victims of rape on campus. DeVos claims that women are falsely accusing their rapists, but this statement couldn’t be further from the truth. DeVos wants to make it even harder for rape survivors to come f… Read More
This session NC introduced a bill that would protect patients seeking abortions. It didn't even reach committee. In other states, protections are faring better. From Glamour: Despite the threats to reproductive rights at the federal level, state legislators are finding ways to protect wo… Read More
ThinkProgress: Reproductive rights activists say the Democratic Party is throwing them under the bus
Repro rights are fundamental human rights. Any party that doesn't accept that doesn't represent all people. From ThinkProgress: Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) said Monday that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will not withhold funding from candidates who are anti-abortion … Read More
The Guardian: Abortion 'reversal': the latest sham from anti-choice activists trying to end women's rights
North Carolina pro-abortion activist helps share why "abortion reversal" laws like those introduced in our state last session are so harmful. From The Guardian: For years, the anti-abortion movement has popularized the myth that patients regret their abortion, or are somehow coerced into… Read More
From The Houston Chronicle: In 2011, Texas' family planning budget shrunk by 67 percent, from $111 million per biennium to $37.9 million for the following two years, Packham wrote. Planned Parenthood faced the brunt of these cuts. The explanation for this increase in abortions is partial… Read More
Abortion is a civil right. If you can't accept that, it's time to do some major introspection. From The Hill: Women are the backbone of the Democratic party — particularly women of color. Fully 95 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elec… Read More
Washington Post: GOP health-care talks center on stark question: Help vulnerable Americans or help the rich?
The GOP clearly does not want to prioritize vulnerable Americans over helping the rich, as their approved health care plan gave the top 0.1% huge tax breaks. Their bill, which was drafted completely in the dark, cut Medicaid funding by $772 billion and would leave 22 million Americans withou… Read More
The General Assembly had the opportunity to change how they grade public schools on an A-F scale that typically reflects the level of poverty at the school, rather than their performance. However, the General Assembly did not change this system to reflect the actual level of the educators at… Read More
Charlotte Observer: If Thom Tillis made $40k a year, what would he think of the Republican health plan?
Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr don't represent the majority of Americans, they only represent the top 0.1%. The top 0.1% that they represent will receive tax breaks instead of premium hikes like most Americans relying on the ACA will face, if Trumpcare passes. The … Read More