All in the last week:
- The Susan G. Komen for the Cure nonprofit elected to defund breast cancer checks provided by Planned Parenthood because of pressure from right-wing groups...
- A group called "One Million Moms" applied pressure on JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres, who they had hired as a spokesperson.
- The Catholic church is up in arms about the requirement that employers, including Catholic hospitals, provide contraception coverage in their health care plans. Yet, the latest numbers show that rates of teen pregnancy and abortion are down because of greater use of birth control. Yes....birth control PREVENTS abortion. Which is worse, Mr. Pope?
- The House of Representatives is considering a Republican bill that extends civil rights to fetuses, barring doctors from performing abortions if the physician thinks the woman is seeking to end a pregnancy because of sex or race.
A group of female senators have decided to take action against these attacks. They have formed a group, One Million Strong for Women, in support of women's rights. I suspect the "1 million" is also in response to the supposed "One Million Moms" (which in fact number around 40,000).
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