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THIS HAPPENED IN MY COMMITTEE TUESDAY….OH, YES. MO Rep. Gatschenberger testified before the House Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities on his anti-abortion bill Tuesday, which was captured on video. In doing so, he sounded every bit as tone deaf about the psychological difficulties that women face when considering abortion as one might expect from an old man in power deciding what’s best for women. MSNBC Video – Politics Nation w/ Al Sharpton: Video MSNBC (online story): Missouri GOPer likens abortion to car sales: It requires time, info Pitch: Missouri House representative thinks getting an abortion is like kicking the tires...

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Can the GOP Change Its “War on Women” Image?

Pay attention to this Ladies. Looks like a smoke screen as GOP electeds CONTINUE to make absurd statements and push their anti-women agendas, especially in state legislatures.Missouri, for example, this year has introduced 32 (and counting) pieces of legislation that do nothing but harm women, especially low-income women who have limited choices of reproductive healthcare in the state already.  In the last month, my GOP colleagues  have debated on the floor with absurd statements like “it’s not too much to ask” or ” we want to make sure women know what they’re doing” when pushing for a 72 hour abortion...

State Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-ME) made anti-women comments in the 1990's, which have recently surfaced on to the internet.
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Maine Lawmaker: Rape Should Be Legal if Abortion is Legal

You read the title right. But do not fret — he regrets his comments, so apparently that makes everything automatically okay. Maine State Representative Lawrence Lockman has been involved in local politics for quite some time and in 1990′s, was the director of the Pro Life Education Association. Back when he was a director, Lockman was quoted to have said: If a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death....

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Hillary Clinton: Grow skin like a rhino!

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS – Excellent advice from Hillary for women in the political arena!  I had to remember this just last week on the Missouri House floor.  The Speaker attacked me after my debate against his anti-women conscience bill saying my argument was “full of vitriol”.  I looked at my skin and was thrilled I had gotten under his! So, toughen up your skin (one way is to just stop moisturizing and see what it looks like) and get in the game. Don’t take their attacks as personal and stay poised after your argument.  I try to remember “what...

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ProgressWomen Launches “Legis-Ladies”

Announcing our newest ProgressWomen project, “LEGIS-LADIES”!   Yes, we’re most thrilled about our “new baby” and could hardly wait to share it with the blogworld.  Can you hear our enthusiasm? After tons of research, we have matched a test group of politically-minded high school and college girls from all over the country with a progressive woman legislator in each of their own states. We are encouraging participants to contact their assigned legislators, sign up for their legislative news and follow them on social media. “LEGIS-LADIES” is designed to motivate young women (who are not sure how they can make a...

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This Week’s Round-Up

Happy Friday everyone! This week was filled and we didn’t get to cover everything. So, check out the things we missed right below! Happy 41st Anniversary, Roe v. Wade! Happy 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, everyone! Although the pro-choice movement is celebrating 41 year’s of Roe, the pro-life movement is also celebrating their pro-life victories they have had in state legislatures across the country, including the 205 abortion restrictions they have imposed on women and families over the past 3 years. We have to be ready to speak out against these attacks by going to rallies, taking action online,...