Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The title X funding is an amendment that will drastically affect millions of low & middle income women by eliminating their access to preventive health care services like including cancer screenings, breast exams, STI & HIV testing as well as family planning services.
Since Planned Parenthood is already prohibited from using taxpayer funding for abortions then it looks like the Pence amendment is intended so stop women from being healthy.....
Of course he is going to blame everything on abortion and to think this passed in the House. If we don't take a stand thing are going to get more restrictive. It's time for us to stand up and make our voices heard!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
As an activist I know how important it is to vote, and I also know that it's important to vote for candidates that want to work for the citizens in Chicago..... So confused! I really don't know what to do..... However, I am going to vote no matter what....
On another note I'm excited about the walk for choice this Saturday.........
House Approves FY 2011 Spending Proposal, Including Amendment Blocking Federal Funding to Planned Parenthood
February 22, 2011 — The House on Friday voted 240-185 to approve an amendment to the continuing resolution (HR 1) that would block any federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Politico reports. The amendment was introduced by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.). Ten Democrats supported the amendment, and seven Republicans voted against it (Nather/Nocera, Politico, 2/18). On Saturday, the House voted 235-189 to approve the continuing resolution -- an appropriations bill that will fund government programs for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, the New York Times reports. President Obama has said he would veto the spending bill if it passes the Senate (Herzenhorn, New York Times, 2/20).
The House Republicans' spending plan also cuts the Title X family planning program. The program helps provide family planning and reproductive health services to low-income women, including contraceptive counseling and supplies, pelvic and breast exams, safer-sex counseling, and basic infertility counseling. No Title X funds can be used for abortion services (Daily Women's Health Policy Report, 2/14).
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This year, for the second time, we’re teaming up with all our sister funds around the USA (and world!) to raise money for women who can’t raise money for themselves. Last year, we exceeded our best expectations and we’re hoping to blow the lid off of our 2011 goal!
If you’d like to donate, you can do so at our bowl-a-thon fundraising site. You can donate to the event itself, an individual player, or a team.
Our site has been live for a few days and we already have several returning teams: Crooked Brew Crew, Pin Pals & the Vegan Vixens! Thanks to everyone who signed up early! If you’d like to join in on the fun, sign up at the website. If you have any questions, contact Emelda at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!
Chicago Abortion Fund’s 2011 Bowl-A-Thon
Saturday, April 30th from 2:30 – 4:45
Monday, February 7, 2011
So now there are different categories for rape? Are you serious? We have to take a stand because the right wing is going to drive this country even further in the dirt, and of course they are going to start with women. This bill is just a harsh reality of how much control they want to have over women.....
What do you guys think? Let's talk!
Friday, February 4, 2011