Andy Kopsa is a freelance writer who has written for publications such as The Revealer, Alternet, The American Independent and Westword. Andy focuses her writing on the federal funding of anti-gay, anti-choice organizations around the country since the Bush administration ushered in all-out faith-based initiatives; she hopes to bring to light the lasting impact that these initiatives had on politics, policy and programs alive and kicking today. Andy is a native Iowan currently living in NYC. She blogs at Off The Record.
While researching PRENDA, RH Reality Check reached out to Lila Rose’s PR representative with some questions about her video and the pending legislation. And we got… crickets.
A Republican Congressman comes out and admits that criminalizing women for obtaining an abortion would be just fine with him.
The co-launch of the new Lila Rose “exposé” on “gendercide” at Planned Parenthood and the vote on the so-called Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act came forth in perfect harmony – one buoying and leveraging the other. PRENDA was scheduled for a vote yesterday, however was rolled over to today.
Wisconsin. Perfect setting for the national conversation to finally address the domestic terrorism of anti-choice zealots.
A bill to guarantee patients a right to get honest medical information and judgment from their doctors is being sponsored by Alabama Senator Linda Coleman. It was introduced only yesterday but has already been used as an amendement to an extreme anti-choice bill in Wisconsin.
“The next step is to exercise our basic right to vote,” said Kathleen Falk the woman who could be Wisconsin’s first female governor. She was talking about Governor Scott Walker and his extremist GOP legislature’s declared war on women.
In the wee hours of the morning Wednesday the Wisconsin legislature voted to overturn the Healthy Youth Act and to ban private insurance from covering abortion. Rack another one up for the far right in Wisconsin.
Tanya Atkinson, Executive Director of Wisconsin Planned Parenthood kicked off a rally of pro-choice, pro-women supporters on the steps of the state capital in Madison today with this simple and important call, “If you’re mad as hell, say hell yeah!” The crowd of over 400 responded with an overwhelming, “Hell Yeah!”
They gathered on the west steps to protest the Republican held legislature on the last day of this 2012 session.
Planned Parenthood has organized a rally at the Wisconsin state capitol tomorrow, the last day of the legislative session when all bills will be voted on.