Tagged: President Obama

STOP YELLING AT THE TV AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! 1

STOP YELLING AT THE TV AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

I’ve decided to stop yelling at the television and walk the walk.   Sunday I’m packing up my car and driving to Cleveland, Ohio for the next 13 days to help turn out Democratic Women Voters.  After the 10 hour drive, I’ll be living with a host family and working with my fabulous friend, Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (a regular on MSNBC) for the Ohio Obama Presidential Campaign.  I’m excited and can’t wait to hit the ground in THE MOST CRUCIAL battleground state in the country.  Follow my adventure on Facebook and Twitter: StaceyNewman. Will you stop yelling at the Television too the next 13 days? 1.  Keep Claire McCaskill in...

War on Women Wounds GOP 0

War on Women Wounds GOP

By Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast — April 18 Unmarried women are coming back to the Democrats after their 2010 fling with Republicans. The Republican casualties in the “War on Women” are mounting. According to a new Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund battleground poll, the current GOP agenda is sending unmarried women back into to the arms of Congressional Democrats. Previous polling has shown President Obama gaining significantly among women, but Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and women’s voting expert Page Gardner, who conducted the poll, say this is the first survey to show similar gains at the congressional level....

Poll: Majority of Catholics Support Contraception Coverage 0

Poll: Majority of Catholics Support Contraception Coverage

By Jonathan Easley - TheHill.com A majority of Catholics believe their employers should be required to provide coverage for contraception and birth control, according to a poll released Tuesday from the nonprofit research organization the Public Religion Research Institute. The poll found that a solid majority of Catholics, 58 percent, say contraception and birth control should be a required, no-cost benefit under their company’s healthcare plan. The president has been hammered in recent days by leaders in the Catholic Church, as well as his Republican rivals, for the administration’s decision to force employers, including religious institutions, to provide health insurance coverage for...

Obama Administration Guarantees Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage 0

Obama Administration Guarantees Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage

Fantastic news today: the Obama Administration has ensured that most all employers will have to offer insurance plans that cover birth control! Per the news release from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services: “the final rule on preventive health services will ensure that women with health insurance coverage will have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA-approved forms of contraception.” [emphasis mine] Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at American Progress, guest blogging for ThinkProgress: Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services...

Kathleen Sebelius Pressed On Plan B Decision By 14 Democratic Senators 0

Kathleen Sebelius Pressed On Plan B Decision By 14 Democratic Senators

by Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post Fourteen Democratic senators, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sent the Obama administration a letter  on Tuesday asking for the scientific basis behind its decision to limit access to emergency contraception. Last week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejected  the Food and Drug Administration’s conclusion that the Plan B One-Step pill was safe enough to be placed on pharmacy shelves without an age limit. The decision raised eyebrows because HHS has never before overruled the FDA on a drug recommendation. Many reproductive rights groups openly questioned whether the Obama administration was putting electoral politics above sound...

Obama’s Woman Problem 0

Obama’s Woman Problem

This past week HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius disagreed with the FDA’s decision – as did President Obama –  to approve over-the-counter emergency contraception (Plan B) for girls under 17. “The president shamefully uses his daughters to justify limiting the healthcare options of America’s young women” by Rebecca Traister – Salon.com    When will Barack Obama learn how to talk thoughtfully about women, women’s health and women’s rights?  Apparently, not today. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unexpectedly overruled  the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation that emergency contraception be sold on drugstore shelves and made available without a prescription to...