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Amie Newman

Amie Newman is a communications officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Amie’s professional advocacy for women started at the Northwest Women’s Law Center (now Legal Voice) and continued at Aradia Women’s Health Center where, for seven years, she directed the feminist women’s health center’s communications and outreach activities. Amie was also the Submissions Editor for the amazing publication Our Truths/Nuestras Verdades and a former editor of Rewire. Amie lives in Seattle with her family: her designer/musician husband, two beautiful and crazy children, two dogs, two chickens and a pair of fire-bellied toads.


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Abortion

New York City Reins In ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

Amie Newman

Earlier this month, the New York City Council passed a bill which requires limited service pregnancy centers, also known as crisis pregnancy centers, to disclose the services they do and don't provide. These centers which are not health care facilities, have a history of lying to women and disseminating misinformation in service to their anti-abortion agenda.

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(VIDEO) Who Do You Trust? Cute Bunnies Or a Woman?

Amie Newman

The American Life League's newest TV ad opposing our federal safety net program for family planning, Title X, features...a little bunny. Planned Parenthood's ad focuses on a woman who received life-saving medical care from a Planned Parenhood health center. We're fighting cute little bunnies now?

Afternoon Roundup: Washington DC Proposes Cutting Out the ‘Middle-Man’ For Birth Control Access

Afternoon Roundup: Washington DC Proposes Cutting Out the ‘Middle-Man’ For Birth Control Access

Amie Newman

Washington DC proposes birth control from pharmacists without a prescription; newly-created UN Women director speaks at the opening session of Commission on the Status of Women; GOP budget slashes foreign aid for HIV/AIDS programs and AIDS advocates say it will mean the loss of babies' lives; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a physician who provided abortions turned passionate-anti-legal-abortion-advocate dies.

Afternoon Roundup: Study Finds No Higher Risk of Mental Health Issues Post Abortion

Afternoon Roundup: Study Finds No Higher Risk of Mental Health Issues Post Abortion

Amie Newman

Republican anti-choice legislators continue to introduce time and money wasting measures like the "Life At Conception Act" which have no chance of passing; lady health workers in Pakistan; another study which finds abortion does not carry a higher risk of mental health problems; and sexual violence against Native American women on reservations.

Anti-Choice Republicans Using Repeal as Attack on Reproductive Rights

Anti-Choice Republicans Using Repeal as Attack on Reproductive Rights

Amie Newman

Women's groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women's health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women's health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.

Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Set to Strip Health Care From Millions, Abstinent Teens with STDs?

Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Set to Strip Health Care From Millions, Abstinent Teens with STDs?

Amie Newman

It's the dawn of a new year and with it comes new stories on the same old issues, I'm afraid. Republicans in the House are looking to pass a repeal of the health reform law, a new study shows a surprising percentage of "abstinent" teens with STDs, and Iran is gearing up for HIV/AIDs prevention efforts with a new campaign targeting women and young people.

Afternoon Roundup: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Signed Into Law!

Afternoon Roundup: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Signed Into Law!

Amie Newman

Congratulations to our Gay and Lesbian servicemembers today - and to all Americans who believe in justice for all - as Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal is signed into law; it's not really those birth control pills which are responsible for increased estrogen in our water supply; and a Colorado physician is in hot water over a prescription for medical marijuana for a pregnant woman.

When Getting Baked Means More than Just a Bun in the Oven

When Getting Baked Means More than Just a Bun in the Oven

Amie Newman

The majority of pregnant women will experience some nausea or vomiting. For a some the extreme, nausea and vomiting is unrelenting. For an unlikely few, that condition becomes extreme - requiring an IV and treatment to ward off potential malnutrition.  Some women turn to marijuana for relief - and evidence shows it works. But can we have a "real" conversation in this country about the risks vs. benefits of illegal drug use during pregnancy?

Afternoon Roundup: CNN Asks “Is She A Hero Or A Danger?”

Afternoon Roundup: CNN Asks “Is She A Hero Or A Danger?”

Amie Newman

A woman births her fourth child at home, against the wishes of her doctor, after having had three prior c-sections and being told she'd need to have another; The ACLU urges the superintendent of the California school district where a young teen committed suicide from anti-gay bullying, to do something about it; and reproductive justice advocates in Minnesota fear they are in for a rough haul this upcoming legislative session.

Am I Pregnant?

Am I Pregnant?

Amie Newman

If you're worried, check out Planned Parenthood's newest online tool - a widget designed to help you figure out if you're pregnant, what options are available and how to access those options.

Catholic Bishop Castigates and Threatens Hospital that Saved Woman’s Life

Catholic Bishop Castigates and Threatens Hospital that Saved Woman’s Life

Amie Newman

In November 2009, a young mother of four was given a life saving, emergency abortion from doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Bishop Thomas Olmstead of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix called it "immoral" and is now threatening the hospital president in an effort to make sure they never save a pregnant woman's life again.

Afternoon Roundup: Anti-Choice Bullies; ACLU Sues Federal Government for Rape Records; Protesting an HIV PSA in NYC

Afternoon Roundup: Anti-Choice Bullies; ACLU Sues Federal Government for Rape Records; Protesting an HIV PSA in NYC

Amie Newman

Wisconsin anti-choice advocates bullying of an entire city - from medical doctors to hospital administrators to women seeking care - results in a hospital's decision not to provide abortions; Gay and Lesbian advocacy groups protest a NYC public service announcement on HIV prevention; the ACLU files a lawsuit against the government to gain access to records on rape in the military.

Afternoon Roundup: Pushing the Child Marriage Act, Free Birth Control in Colombia, Colorado’s First Gay/Latina Justice!

Afternoon Roundup: Pushing the Child Marriage Act, Free Birth Control in Colombia, Colorado’s First Gay/Latina Justice!

Amie Newman

Congress has the chance to pass historic legislation preventing child marrriage globally; web hosting company GoDaddy.com donates a whopping $500,000 to an HIV/AIDS prevention center for women; the Philippine parliament sells out poor citizens' reproductive health access; Colorado swears in its first openly gay, Latina Supreme Court Justice.

Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Say Abortion More Important Than Economy, Birthornot.com Couple “Rejects” Abortion

Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Say Abortion More Important Than Economy, Birthornot.com Couple “Rejects” Abortion

Amie Newman

Newly elected Republicans around the country are hard at work dealing with the troubles afflicting our nation...access to abortion for women; The "Birthornot.com" couple makes a shocking decision; and surgeons gather from around the globe to address an entirely preventable and treatable childbirth-caused condition called obstetric fistula.

Afternoon Roundup: No More “Female at Birth” Policy for Golf Association, Judge Disses Christian University’s Anti-Choice Claims

Afternoon Roundup: No More “Female at Birth” Policy for Golf Association, Judge Disses Christian University’s Anti-Choice Claims

Amie Newman

LPGA ditches their "female at birth" policy, Speaker John Boehner has some frighteningly invasive anti-choice legislative plans in store for Americans, BPA may be responsible for infertility problems in women and is the Pope inspiring more religious mind expansion as it relates to condoms and birth control?

Afternoon Roundup: Personhood in Florida, Margaret Cho on Bristol Palin, Zimbabwe’s Women’s Health Activists Speak Up!

Afternoon Roundup: Personhood in Florida, Margaret Cho on Bristol Palin, Zimbabwe’s Women’s Health Activists Speak Up!

Amie Newman

Florida is (unsuccessfully) attempting to get a Personhood measure on the ballot, New York's domestic workers are finally guaranteed one day off a week and paid leave, anti-choice advocates succesfully interject anti-choice language into a law about women veterans access to health care and Margaret Cho speaks out about Bristol Palin?

Repro Rights Afternoon Style: Protesting the Death of a Pregnant Prisoner, Planned Parenthood Sues Alaska

Repro Rights Afternoon Style: Protesting the Death of a Pregnant Prisoner, Planned Parenthood Sues Alaska

Amie Newman

Where are the pro-life forces when a pregnant inmate dies from lack of reproductive health care in jail and how can we prevent this from happening to other women? Planned Parenthood sues the state of Alaska, and it seems that physicians are giving women seeking birth control unnecessary pelvic exams...

Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Amie Newman

It's Veterans Day so I'm reminding myself (and others who need it) that our female vets are in need of gender specific health care upon returning home from combat; Sarah Palin and the Tea Party want less government - unless it has to do with abortion restrictions; a drug manufacturer of breast cancer treatment drugs adds cancer-causing agents to its drugs; and anorexic women face more unplanned pregnancies than do women who don't suffer from the disorder.

I Had An Abortion 2.0

I Had An Abortion 2.0

Amie Newman

Women are sharing abortion experiences and support via the #ihadanabortion Twitter campaign, and (surprise!) everyone has an opinion. But Steph Herold, the woman behind the campaign, tells Rewire why she did it and why this is "just a start."

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