Tag Archive | "reproductive rights"

Mothers of Intention: “Why I’m Political” Series

Friday, November 4, 2011

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What are women voters thinking about for the 2012 election — when they’re not being bombarded by stories about Herman Cain’s lady troubles or Rick Perry’s very own Howard Dean moment?  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re focused …

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Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day — A Reprise

Sunday, May 8, 2011

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This one was one of my favorites from last year.  So I figured — if it was good enough for Mother’s Day 2010, it should still be good for 2011! Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink …

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I Want Kirsten Gillibrand on That Women’s Health Wall

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Republicans in Washington have made no secret of the fact that they got pretty much everything they wanted in the current federal budget deal, with one exception — the complete unfunding of Planned Parenthood.  The majority of the GOP …

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The GOP Will Blame a Government Shutdown on Women

Friday, April 8, 2011

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Women are the scapegoats of the GOP’s push for a government shutdown. You heard me.  If the federal government closes because lawmakers can’t agree on whether women should be allowed to get annual physical exams, contraceptives or cervical cancer screenings

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June Cleaver is Calling and It’s Not Good News

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Ever since the 112th Congress was sworn in last month, there’s been a seemingly endless barrage of news about lawmakers trying to take away many of women’s hard-fought rights, so much so that I feel like Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine

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PunditMom’s Reads of the Week

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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While I’m off having slightly less than a “pound of flesh” removed by the dermatologist, here’s some thought-provoking reading for you: Don’t count out Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Before she was shot in the head in the Tucson shooting spree at …

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GOP Budget Wars on Reproductive Health

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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What’s happened to the whole Republican “the economy and jobs are our first priority” mantra from the 2010 elections?  Eric Cantor can say it all he wants, but that isn’t making it true.  Instead of jobs, conservatives are once again …

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Does Sharron Angle Really Think Sexual Violence is God’s Plan?

Friday, July 2, 2010

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I know that sometimes politicians say things they might not mean or that get taken out of context (though, usually, the whole ‘out of context’ excuse doesn’t hold water).  But I was floored when GOP/Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle, who …

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The Supreme Court Could Still Use a Mom

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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I’m pretty happy that President Obama has nominated another woman to the Supreme Court — three out of nine still isn’t the ratio I’d like to see of women to men, but it’s a great step in the right direction.…

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Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink and the dirty laundry in the hamper today.  And it’s great that “some people” (you know who you are!) are going to make me dinner tonight, but on the tenth …

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Think They Know Better Than Women and their Doctors

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Things are getting a little lively in the comments section at my Speaker of the House column this week.  I’m taking issue with Oklahoma lawmakers who are, yet again, presuming that they know better about pregnancy and all its implications …

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I Won’t Be Watching the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7, 2010

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I’ve already made it clear that I won’t be watching the Super Bowl and for the most part won’t watch any more CBS shows because of the Focus on the Family/Tim Tebow ad that is scheduled to run during the

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