Republicans in Virginia want to create “legislative standing” to let lawmakers defend anti-abortion restrictions in case Democrats won’t.
The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.
When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they’re not out of the woods yet.
If there’s any unifying theme to the barrage of right-wing attacks launched over the past year, it’s the politics of punishment–of teaching you a lesson.
Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has announced his selection of Dr. Bill Hazel as secretary of health and human resources, calling him an “invaluable asset.” Hazel was selected for that cabinet post in 2010 by Gov. Bob McDonnell, and has supported the outgoing governor in the implementation of several anti-choice policies.
Dr. Bill Hazel, secretary of health and human resources under Gov. Bob McDonnell, represents the insidious face of an apparatchik advancing, supporting, and rubber stamping a war on women that Terry McAuliffe promised to end.
Texas’ new voter identification law is causing confusion in at least one county, where female voters are wondering why names they never legally used are showing up on voter registration cards.
This week, Princeton University deals with an outbreak of meningitis, former VP Dick Cheney makes a public statement as his daughters disagree publicly over the legalization of same-sex marriage, and a scientist finds herpes on a library copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.
“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.
The San Antonio Democrat is expected to announce her candidacy any day now. With Wendy Davis running for governor, a Davis-Van de Putte platform would stand in stark contrast to the hard-right politics espoused by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.