This is my story of getting an abortion in Texas, of my rights being exercised. Even with the laws in place to convince me otherwise, I still made the right decision no matter how much it hurt. I believe I have the right to go through this painful experience without paternalistic intervention “for my own good” as I am solely responsible for myself and my body.
|By: fatster Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:17 am|
Fatster’s roundup of news stories you might have missed, including articles on United Nations special rapporteur, drone strikes, Russian attack helicopters, Emancipation Proclamation, Obama and Putin, austerity, recession, ALEC, public schools, war on women and more
|By: fatster Monday June 18, 2012 6:13 am|
Fatster’s news roundup from Father’s Day weekend, with stories on French elections, Egyption elections, Syria civil war, Afghanisan, war on women, vagina monologue, Dreamers, education, stop and frisk, foreclosures, Amazon, Rio+20, Palestine, Rodney King and more.
|By: SouthernDragon Thursday June 14, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am|
Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.
|By: Attaturk Monday June 4, 2012 1:30 am|
Oh good job Romney flack:
“Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday June 3, 2012 8:01 pm|
Violence. Against women. Who are Senators.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 16, 2012 1:15 pm|
Today the House votes on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. A version already passed the Senate with 68 votes, but the House version cancelled several protections Senate Democrats added, to apply domestic violence protections to Native Americans, undocumented immigrants and LGBT families. This has drawn a veto threat from the White House. Here’s their statement.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday May 14, 2012 8:00 pm|
Continuing their theme of assigning tasks based on angry wingnut e-mail forwards from America’s brothers-in-law, now U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops think the Girl Scouts are leading our young astray.