Tagged: women’s health

I Will Not Be Denied”…Fight for Women’s Health Care 3

I Will Not Be Denied”…Fight for Women’s Health Care

This week is National Women’s Health Week — a time for women to remind ourselves to put our health first. Some politicians are determined to put women’s health first, too — first on the chopping block. Opponents of the health care law are dead-set on finding ways to undermine it. And, if they win, our health will be undermined, too. For generations, women have overcome obstacles, exceeded expectations and fought for equality. We fought discrimination in the health insurance market, where women have been considered a pre-existing condition and denied health coverage due to a previous Caesarean section or a...

Missouri Lawmaker Want Restrictions on Vasectomies 0

Missouri Lawmaker Want Restrictions on Vasectomies

Listen to this audio report by Mike Lear, MissouriNet with Rep. Stacey Newman on her vasectomy bill. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX)  - In response to previous contraception legislature, female legislators want to limit a man’s access to vasectomies by making it a felony to receive the procedure unless there is a life threatening condition. According to the bill, any person who performs a vasectomy or any man permitting a vasectomy to be performed on him would be guilty of a felony. The bill also states that a vasectomy could only be performed to prevent the death of a man or prevent a serious...

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...

39 years of Roe v. Wade: Here’s to many more 0

39 years of Roe v. Wade: Here’s to many more

I wrote this post as part of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2012 “Blog for Choice Day” – click the link for more entries. On Friday I attended the St. Louis Freedom of Choice Council‘s celebration of the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The theme was “4000 Years of Choice,” and it made a salient point: though abortion has been legal in the U.S. since only 1973, abortion is not something new. Women have been ending pregnancies for as long as we have been getting pregnant. Regardless of its legal status, women will have abortions. Part of why Roe was (and is)...