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SEIU: Pelosi Bill Outlaws Domestic Violence as PreExisting Condition; Grassroots Action Critical in Gains

The House health care bill language, released today, includes a clause specifically outlawing the practice of treating domestic violence as a “pre-existing condition.”

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I Am Not A Pre-Existing Condition

Is the fact that women experience discrimination in regards to health insurance coverage even debatable at this point? It is critical at this point that health reform discussions must address the health issues that disproportionately affect women in this country. 

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Democrats To Fight Defining Domestic Violence as ‘Pre-Existing Condition’

As part of health care reform, Democrats vow to ban the practice of denying health insurance coverage to victims of domestic violence.

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Denied: Domestic Violence Victims Have “Pre-Existing Condition”

Why do we need a public option? Because profit drives insurance companies to complete and utter insanity causing them to claim that being the victim of domestic violence or being pregnant can be considered "pre-existing conditions." 

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Chris Brown and Rihanna, Six Months Later

Although it’s a relief that the public has finally stopped
victim-blaming with Rihanna, there’s little extrapolation of the lessons we’ve learned in this case to the larger social patterns that affect gender-based violence everywhere.

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Rural Women in Minnesota Face Obstacles to Health Care

In Minnesota, lack of health insurance, lack of clinics, and factors like poverty, geographic isolation and even extreme winters all reduce rural women’s access to health care.

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Uganda to Reintroduce Female Condoms

The Ugandan government plans to reintroduce and promote the female condom this fall, where it may give women another tool for safer sex negotiation and protection.

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Missouri Abortion Restriction Bill Only Worsens Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

Are you a woman whose husband beat you upon learning you were pregnant, after suggesting abortion? If so, Missouri is on the verge of deciding that you are incompetent to make the decision about whether to terminate your pregnancy.

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Roundup: Kansas AG Says Faltering Economy to Blame for Uptick in Domestic Violence

Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”

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On Asia McGowan: Why We Need Feminism in Community Colleges

Asia McGowan, a 20-year-old student at Henry Ford Community College outside Detroit was murdered on campus by a man who’d stalked her. Why aren’t feminist resources for domestic violence and stalking available at community colleges?

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