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Paul Ryan’s Budget and Another Front in the War on Women

The budget proposal put forth by Paul Ryan is a vicious and cruel all-out attack on everyone under the age of 55, but the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid that the Ryan plan propose would be felt in a particularly acute way by women.

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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The Up and Down Journey of Motherhood: Let’s Lift As They Climb

The author and her children.

Mother’s Day always makes me think about the up and down journey motherhood has been for me and many of the women I know. I had my first child at nineteen and I still don’t know how I made it. I worked two jobs, with the first one starting at five in the morning and the second one finishing at nine at night. I couldn’t afford full-time childcare, so I moved my son Danny between two part-time centers that weren’t as good as I hoped for but better than I could afford.

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(UPDATE AND ACTION) The Global Gag Rule: Life Sentence for the World’s Poorest Women

If budget negotiations lead to re-instatement of the Global Gag Rule, it will not reduce the deficit one penny. It will instead eviscerate family planning and force providers to choose between U.S. funding and serving women in need.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Research shows that even in Massachusetts, a state where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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Poverty & Powerlessness: The Black Family Unit

The black man complex & its significant contribution to poverty & powerlessness in the black family unit

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Sanders, Brown, Grijalva and Conyers: “Hands Off Social Security”

A group of Senators and Representatives have a message for the deficit reform commission and the White House: Keep your hands off Social Security.

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Census Data Show Dramatic Rise in Poverty Among African-American Children in Nation’s Capital

New Census data released this month show a “breathtaking” rise in poverty among African-American children in the nation’s capital.  Three out of 10 children in the District of Columbia were living in poverty last year, according to the Washington Post

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MDG Film Fest: Poverty – Sin Nombre

Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre,  a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.

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