Posts Tagged ‘women’s



08
Apr
11

‘a single-minded vendetta’

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Steve Benen: There was a tidbit on Planned Parenthood’s wiki page that jumped out at me: “Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act….”

Wait, “since 1970”? If this is accurate – and I’ve seen this date referenced elsewhere – this means that every federal budget for more than four decades has provided public funds to Planned Parenthood and the preventative health care services they provide.

That would include, by the way, budgets approved under five Republican presidents – Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, and Bush – none of whom saw the need to scrap funding for the health organization.

Indeed, every Republican lawmaker who supported budgets under GOP administrations – a large group of long-time members, including Speaker John Boehner – voted to fund Planned Parenthood, over and over again.

More here

08
Apr
11

‘they’re asking me to sacrifice the health of women …. I won’t do it.’

Greg Sargent: Harry Reid, on the Senate floor moments ago, uncorked a blast at Republicans over Planned Parenthood that suggests Dems think they’ve got John Boehner boxed in big time:

“Republicans want to shut down the government because they think there is nothing more important than keeping women from getting cancer screenings? That is indefensible, and everyone should be outraged – women and men. Republican leaders in the House have only a few hours left to look in the mirror, snap out of it and realize how positively shameful that would be.”

“For months, this conversation has been about billions and trillions of dollars. It has been about weighty issues and difficult decisions. This debate used to be about saving money.

“No longer. We have an agreement on the cuts and savings. And that agreement includes a historic level of cuts…

“The consequences of letting our country’s funding expire would be devastating. It would be devastating to our troops, to our small businesses and to Americans’ everyday lives – people who just want to get a home loan or get their tax refund or get their paycheck. It would damage our image and credibility around the world.

“But Republicans are asking me to sacrifice my wife’s health, my daughter’s health and my nine granddaughters’ health. They’re asking me to sacrifice the health of women in Nevada and across America. I won’t do it.

“As a legislator, I’m frustrated. And as an American, I’m appalled. As a husband, a father and a grandfather, I’m personally offended.”

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Here’s another interview with Harry Reid today:

30
Mar
11

wonderful women

First lady Michelle Obama hosts a mentoring event to celebrate Women’s History Month in the East Room at the White House, March 30

Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari

Actress and comedienne Ali Wentworth

NASA Astronaut Ellen Ochoa, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes and actress Rashida Jones

Former basketball player Lisa Leslie

Actress Hilary Swank poses for a photo with a student

Kerry Washington

Recording artist Ledisi

Actresses Geena Davis, Hilary Swank and Vanessa Minnillo

Nancy Brinker, founder and chief executive of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and actress Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress Anna Deavere Smith

10
Mar
11

sisters

First Lady Michelle Obama at the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in the East Room of the White House, March 8

08
Mar
11

women of the world

Aissatou Hamidou Diallo, who participates in the MCC-funded BRIGHT school program in Burkina in West Africa, is hugged by First Lady Michelle Obama during a gathering in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in the East Room of the White House

26
Oct
10

ready to go

First Lady Michelle Obama waits backstage to speak before the Women’s Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 26, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

26
Oct
10

m&m

First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver take the stage as they participate in the morning session of The Women’s Conference 2010 in Long Beach, California

20
Jul
10

mercury rising

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….with members of the Phoenix Mercury, the 2009 WNBA champions, at the State Dining Room of the White House July 19, 2010

11
Jun
10

orange county

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… at an event to recognize the accomplishments of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor in Washington on June 11, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn

02
Jun
10

a warm welcome

First Lady Michelle Obama greets the crowd after making remarks at the Women’s Summit with Senator Harry Reid in Reno, Nevada. June 1, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)




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