Monthly Archive: February 2012

Poll: Gender Gap in Attitudes Toward Obama Birth Control Rule 0

Poll: Gender Gap in Attitudes Toward Obama Birth Control Rule

BY BILL LAMBRECHT • St. Louis Post Dispatch WASHINGTON • The controversial government mandate requiring birth control coverage at no cost to women employed by religion-affiliated institutions is winning voters’ support, especially from women.  But opinion is more closely divided on Sen. Roy Blunt’s proposal to allow employers to opt out of providing health care coverage on religious grounds. Adults oppose Blunt proposal by a margin 44-40 percent, according to a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection poll released this morning.  Blunt’s opponents argue that his legislation would open the door for employers to deny coverage for reasons beyond moral belief. Adults who were polled support the mandate...

Missouri Women Reps Ignored in Birth Control Debate 0

Missouri Women Reps Ignored in Birth Control Debate

MO Representatives speak up after being ignored in the House. Edited from the article from JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Seven female representatives voiced outrage at being ignored for over 2 hours by Republican House leadership during a House floor discussion on a resolution to President Barack Obama’s contraception mandate. The House debated a resolution (HCR41)  Wednesday that opposed the federal health care mandate. Republican representatives argued that the mandate would impede religious freedom and the federal government should not be involved in religious organizations. Several women Democrats were not recognized by the Republican presiding officer, Rep. John Diehl, R-St. Louis County, as...

Hundreds at Capitol for Women’s Rights Rally in Virginia 0

Hundreds at Capitol for Women’s Rights Rally in Virginia

Virginia women have had enough, leading a silent protest against anti-abortion legislation outside the Virginia Sate Capitol yesterday. Missouri women should follow their example and protest Roy Blunt’s attack on women tomorrow at noon at his office in St. Louis! By: WESLEY P. HESTER with contributions by Reed Williams| Richmond Times Dispatch RICHMOND, Va. — Several hundred people yesterday morning descended on the state Capitol for a women’s rights rally to protest what they consider encroachments on abortion rights. The House of Delegates was to vote today on a measure that would require ultrasounds of women about to undergo an abortion, but the bill went by...

Glad YOUR morals are making decision re OUR bodies, Roy & John 1

Glad YOUR morals are making decision re OUR bodies, Roy & John

buzzaboutfashion.com INJECTING MORALS INTO WOMEN’S WOMBS The revision still isn’t good enough for some organizations, including the Catholic Church, who has announced plans to oppose the new policy. U.S. Senators Mark Rubio (FL) and Joe Manchin (WV) have also drafted legislation to repeal the mandate, while Senator Roy Blunt (MO) has introduced an amendment – to a TRANSPORTATION bill of all things – that would allow employers and insurers to exclude specific health care if they morally object to it. We’re sure glad your morals are making decisions about our bodies, Roy. It’s also worth noting that men are leading...

Public Divided Over Birth Control Insurance Mandate 2

Public Divided Over Birth Control Insurance Mandate

In honor of Valentine’s Day (ok, it was yesterday), let’s take a look at how the battle rages on to protect women’s rights to abortion and birth control. Pew Research Center, Released: February 14, 2012 The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, conducted Feb. 8-12 among 1,501 adults, finds sharp divisions on the issue by religious affiliation, party and ideology. The Obama administration announced Feb. 10 that it would modify the mandate in response to criticism that the rule would force religious organizations to...

Abortion Rights and Religious Advocates Clash in State Capitol 0

Abortion Rights and Religious Advocates Clash in State Capitol

Mark Hodges, KMOX Capitol Bureau –  February 14, 2012 8:26 AM L.R. State Sen. Jolie Justus, Rep. Sharon Pace, Rep. Tishaura Jones, Rep. Mike Colona, Michelle Trupianno with Planned Parenthood, Rep. Stacey Newman, Rep. Scott Sifton, Rep. Jill Schupp, Rep. Rochelle Walton Gray, Rep. Mary Still, and Rep. Churie Spreng  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - The clash between abortion rights and religious advocates continued at the Missouri Capitol on Monday. Supporters of Planned Parenthood spoke out against proposed Senate legislation that would make exceptions to President Barack Obama’s mandate requiring employers to cover contraception in health care plans. Sen. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia,...