Hell Hath No Fury Like the “War on Women” so Vote ‘em Out! 36

You have limited my access to crucial women’s health services.
You have vilified and punished me and my children because I am a single mother.
You have tried to redefine “rape” in an effort to reduce my access to abortion services.
You have publicly ridiculed me, and called me names to get me to sit down and shut up.

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Texas Observer’s April 2012 “Politics Becomes Personal” Cover Raises Eyebrows 8

Does this picture below make you uncomfortable? It should, and I hope it does because sometimes, the truth is not pretty. Progressive media outlet The Texas Observer is raising eyebrows all over the internet with its new cover, a graphic for the story “Politics Become Personal: Texas Lawmakers Have Made Themselves Part of Women’s Most Difficult Decisions.”

The story comes on the heels of the major changes Texas lawmakers have passed regarding women’s healthcare, and follows Carolyn Jones’ first person account of getting an abortion after the passage of HB-15, published by the Observer on March 15th.

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One Victory for the War Against Women 9

On Wednesday, the War Against Women was victorious in Oklahoma, which rather surprised me since Oklahoma is a bit more conservative than most other states. An Oklahoma district judge struck down a state law requiring women to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before having an abortion. District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled that the 2010 measure is an unconstitutional special law because it only affects patients, physicians, and sonographers who deal with abortions without addressing other medical care.

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AZ Rep. Debbie Lesko (R) Defending Her HB2625 Allowing Employers to Opt Out of Birth Control Coverage 23

Here is a letter written by Debbie Lesko which was published in the Daily News-Sun. In this letter she is defending her House Bill 2625 which allows any employer to opt out of birth control coverage based upon their religious beliefs.

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AZ Rep. Debbie Lesko (R) Crashes Democratic Press Conference 18

On Wednesday, March 21st, Arizona state Democratic lawmakers organized a news conference to discuss Debbie Lesko’s HB 2625 which allows any employer to opt out of providing contraception to their employees based upon their own religious beliefs. There has been a large outcry over this House Bill not only in Arizona but throughout the entire United States as the War on Women grows more heated every day.

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FOX News Killed My Mother 12

Sounds like political satire, right? Not in this case. I know many people are anti-Facebook for several reasons. But I have found Facebook to be beneficial, especially with keeping up in the news. I am careful as to who I friend and not afraid to “unfriend” someone if their main purpose is to be an asshole. But I love it as a one-stop source for my news. I “Like” many legitimate pages, and last night, this first image below, created by Tracy Knauss, came across Keith Olbermann’s page.

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War on Women Posters | Go F*** Yourself 18

These beautifully designed pieces or art posters are definitely not for the faint of heart, nor the passive person. They are designed to make a statement to the politicians who feel it is their right to violate a woman’s body with ignorant insane laws. So, just a word of warning, if you are easily offended by language, then these are not for you. Designed by Favianna Rodriguez.

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An Open Letter to AZ Rep. Debbie Lesko RE: HB 2625 48

To: Debbie Lesko, Majority Whip
House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 222
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5413
Fax Number: (602) 417-3109
Email Address: dlesko@azleg.gov

From: A US-born, free citizen of the United States who is gravely concerned about your support of our First Amendment Rights as well as Women’s Rights

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The War on Women Political Humor 29

With all the recent news of the insanity spreading like a viral disease throughout our country, the War on Women has begun. I have always seen and believed that there are some rather ignorant people in both of our parties, but this year is much different. The Republican Party wins hands down. Bills are erupting all over the country, states ticking off one-by-one with their own bill which in some manner violates women’s rights.

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The Republican Party’s War on Women 8

Great video. When hearing the women quote, word for word, some statements made by some very prominent people, they become even more powerful in exposing the harsh reality of the war the Republican Party has started with women. The GOP has got a serious problem with women. Until they get over their issues, women have got a serious problem with the GOP.

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Right Wing-Nut VA Sen. Ryan McDougle’s Facebook Page Slammed with Transvaginal Comments 18

It appears that Virgina Senator McDougle’s (R) support for trans-vaginal ultrasound legislation has not gone over too well with at least a few folks, judging from the raunchy comments being left on his Facebook page. Staff has caught wind of the comments and have now deleted them all. But some smart cookie got some nice screen shots before the censoring commenced. Here are a few quotes as well as some screen shots. Some very creative people out there. Kudos to you all!

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Georgia State Rep England Relates to Farm Animals More than Women 18

Recently, George state Representative Terry England told a story that “Life gives us many experiences.” England went on to explain, “I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. … It breaks our hearts to see those animals not make it.”

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Life Inside the CCA Owned New Mexico Women’s Prison 10

Here is a very well done report about the women’s prison in New Mexico. This report briefly covers the dog rescue and training program, Heeling Hearts. I am one of the original volunteers who helped coordinate and set up this program. I was unemployed during that time, which was back in 2007, therefore I was able to volunteer quite a bit of time then. My dear friend, Lyn, is still in charge of and running the program, so I get keep up with her about what is going on with the dogs and the women in the program.

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The Invisible War | Rape in the Military 20

THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands.

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar! 81

That is IT! I have HAD it up to my pre-menopausal eyeballs! Ladies, and men who support women and see us as your equals, it is time to get MAD! Or get even MADDER! Time to be vocal, time to stand up for our rights!!! I am going to rant, and I mean rant hard! This may end up being a babble-fest, but damn it, I’ve got to get this off my chest. Or should I say breasts, as I am a woman and freakin’ damn proud of it!

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A Hunting: From The Periphery by V.Lyn | The Versatile Blogger Award 17

I would like to share with you a few excerpts from probably the most moving post I have ever read anywhere either on the internet or on paper.

When I was tormenting myself last night with having to choose only fifteen blogs to award the Versatile Blogger Award to, there was a specific post on V Lyn’s site, “Drayton’s Gazette” that I specifically wanted to honor. But for some reason, I just could not find it. I swear I looked at every post of V’s she published over the past two months and it just was not there. So today, I asked if she had removed it. This post is something that is very personal to her, and very traumatic to any young child – or adult woman for that matter. So I thought she may have decided to keep it to herself.

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Komen Said No to Planned Parenthood But Yes to Guns | The Walther P-22 Hope Edition For the Cure 18

When a friend sent me this link, I thought it was a joke. I was wrong.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, which has found itself in the center of a storm over abortion this week after cutting off Planned Parenthood then reversing their decision, may have just stepped into another emotional policy debate: guns.

A Seattle-area company, Discount Gun Sales, is advertising a “Walther P-22 Hope Edition.”

The company says on its website:
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Linda, Double Mastectomy, Has a Few Words for the Susan G Koman Foundation 4

Meet Linda. Breast cancer survivor.  Double mastectomy. Has lived through to hell and back from breast cancer and has a few words to say. Here Linda will give you the most heroic reponse to The Susan G. Komen Foundation you will ever see. If you have not seen this, please watch.

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