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Meet my cousin, Rebecca Gomperts

Posted by ghhshirley on Tuesday, June 30, 2015,
Rebecca is my cousin on my mother's side; my late mother's maiden name was Gomperts. Like my late uncle, Rebecca is a doctor. However, she is much more than that. Although Rebecca now lives in Holland (she was born and grew up in Suriname, as my mother did, and where I went to kindergarten when my mother's sister was dying), she is now a world-wide champion of women's reproductive rights. Below is a brief trailer of a film dedicated to her efforts, entitled, "Vessel"



Rebecca's group recently l...
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Bad Girls, Bad Girls, What Ya Gonna Do?

Posted by on Saturday, November 1, 2014,


One more to add to the warnings in this video: Vote NO Tennessee to Amendment 1!


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A Rare Win for The Women of Texas

Posted by on Wednesday, October 15, 2014,

Nation’s Highest Court Reinstates Injunction Blocking Texas Law that Shuttered Nearly All Abortion Clinics in the State

10.14.14 - (PRESS RELEASE)  In a 6-3 order, the U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated an injunction blocking a far-reaching Texas law that had forced all but eight reproductive health care clinics in the state to close their doors.  Today’s ruling allows clinics previously shuttered to reopen their doors and offer abortion services while the case is heard by the U.S. Court of...

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UPDATE: Texas Democratic Convention

Posted by on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
HERE is a a draft of the platform of the Democratic Party of Texas.  

Below is the video that I spoke of in my previous post that was shown at the convention before Senator Van de Putte took the stage.





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Renewed Showdown over Texas Anti-Choice Law Highlights State-by-State Battle for Abortion Access

Posted by on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
A legal battle is being waged in Texas over the controversial new anti-choice law that inspired a people’s filibuster over the summer. This week, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (who is also running for Governor) has asked a federal appeals court judge to immediately reinstate a key part of the new law a day after it was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court judge.

On Monday, that lower court judge, District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the provision requiring onerous hospital admittin...

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Great Video from Monday, July 1st, Stand With Texas Women Rally in Austin

Posted by on Thursday, July 4, 2013,
The fight to maintain women's reproductive rights is going on all across the country. Choice over our own private, healthcare decisions is being slowly chipped away by Republican dominated state legislatures, often under the cloak of night or attached to unrelated bills (the latest being in Ohio and North Carolina).  Find out what is going on in your state and get involved, before it is too late.




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The Real Agenda Of Mitt Romney and Republicans

Posted by on Friday, September 28, 2012,

https://connect.innovateuk.org/image/journal/article?img_id=8822611&t=1342602506901
Rolling Stone
lays it out:

It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his top advisers famously suggested – Romney would simply shake the old Etch A Sketch and recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But with the selection of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the shape-shifting Romney has locked into focus – cementing himself as the frontman for the far-right partisan...

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Republican Party Platform Has Women Taking a Giant Step Backwards

Posted by on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
Extreme positions are no longer contained in the party's fringe but have been elevated to the top of the Republican ticket with the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate. As further proof, on Tuesday, August 21st, the Republican Platform Committee voted to include as part of their platform the support of an amendment that would ban abortion WITH NO EXCEPTIONS in cases of rape or incest, including when the life of the mother is at stake. That piece of anti-women legislation is r...
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Watch the GOP War On Women In Action

Posted by on Thursday, June 14, 2012,
Michigan State Reps. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, and Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, were told today by GOP floor leader R-John Stamas that they wouldn’t be recognized to publicly speak on any matters before the House.

This was after their impassioned attempt to speak out on the floor against abortion bills that not only severely limit the Constitutional right of a woman to obtain an abortion, but actually puts a woman's life at risk! One of the Reps also wondered aloud why is it that only the Ch...
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WAR ON WOMEN: Extended Cut

Posted by on Tuesday, March 20, 2012,
This video seems to complement my previous article, just below, perfectly. These women repeat word for word the recent quotes of Republicans who are currently running for office and those involved in their campaigns, GOP elected officials past and present, and Conservative talking heads. Pay attention to the name of each person being quoted; it appears onscreen as their own words are heard through the voice of a woman.




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