When legislators want to avoid a fight on a controversial measure, they’ll often bury it the kind of bill where you would least expect to find it. That’s what happened in the U.S. House Wednesday morning.
We know that the women of D.C. deserve better than to have our decisions made for us by anti-choice politicians, and that D.C.’s local government deserves better than to constantly have local policies usurped by a meddling Congress.
Commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker has been a consistent supporter of reproductive rights organizations, but she’s also a director and part-owner of Hyatt hotels, which has recently been the target of many workers’ rights protests.
Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.
Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban falls, but that won’t stop anti-choice legislators in D.C. from pushing ahead with their own version.
The vote could affect a longstanding match of abortion funding Ping-Pong between local residents and the federal government.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is taking a preemptive strike against a potential abortion ban.
While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.
“I thought the sick day ordinance could become an excuse for my servers or other employees to call in sick at the last minute and leave shifts unstaffed,” said a San Francisco restaurant owner. “Turns out, that hasn’t been a problem at all.”
By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.