Click here to read my long and totally rambly storify about my virgin Netroots Nation experience. It involved a lot of blackness, a lot of Paula Deen, a lot of meeting people I’d become friends with online, too much shouty white dude, and more blackness.
Also? My Angry Black Foot, courtesy of my friend Anne Savage.
Yesterday, the Wisconsin state Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services and Revenue held a hearing on a bill authored by Senator Glenn Grothman (R-WTF) that would require the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize that “nonmarital parenthood” contributes to … Continue reading
On Monday, the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee will continue discussing a bill similar to the one the Arizona Senate passed, which allows doctors to withhold from pregnant women prenatal information because it “might lead to abortion.” But of course, the Kansas bill is worse.
As with the Arizona bill, the Kansas bill prohibits malpractice suits should the woman or child develop health complications as a result of withholding prenatal information.
The bill also forces women to purchase special abortion insurance (Kansas already passed legislation that removed abortions from health insurance plans), and levies a 6.3% sales tax on women who get an abortion — including rape victims.
Pennsylvania is going all-in on the War on Women. Like Alabama, it requires your urgent attention. HB 1077 faces a full vote in mid-March. Call or email Governor Corbett. Sign this petition. (Pennsylvanianians, search for and call your representative.)
Yes, I mixed my metaphors, but do you really want me to make an “all-in/poker/vagina” joke? I didn’t think so. Let’s just cut right to the chase, shall we?
2/27/12: New version uploaded.
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