Tag Archives: war on women

The lesson of today’s Hobby Lobby decision: A corporation’s right to religious freedom trumps your right to reproductive health care

“The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote today in her vociferous dissent following the high court’s 5-4 decision to allow certain employers the right not to provide coverage for medical procedures and medications that run contrary to their stated religious beliefs. The case in question was […]

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Snyder signs anti-abortion omnibus bill, drastically reducing women’s reproductive options, and driving even more educated young women from Michigan

Well, it looks like Governor Snyder did what many of us were fearing that he’d do… This afternoon, while most of us were at home, enjoying the holidays with our families, he signed the anti-abortion omnibus bill into law. The following is from the Daily Beast. Michigan women will face new obstacles to legal abortion […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Church and State, Civil Liberties, Michigan, Rants | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

For those of you who were wondering what the Republican endgame would look like, just turn your attention toward Michigan, where women’s rights, gay rights, public education, and unions are all being systematically dismantled before our eyes, in one fell swoop

Not only did both houses of Michigan’s Republican-controled legislature, with the aid of billionaire conservative activists like Dick DeVos and the Koch brothers, jam through controversial right-to-work legislation this afternoon, in violation of long-honored rules, as members of the public were forced from the Capitol by armed police and pro-labor protestors were assaulted with pepper […]

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“Keep your hands off MI vagina”

As you likely already know, Representative Lisa Brown was banned “indefinitely” from the floor of the Michigan House last week, when, in response to a coordinated, all-out Republican assault on women’s reproductive rights, she said, “I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no.” The story, as it’s being related online, […]

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Michigan House rushes though first of a series of bills restricting a woman’s reproductive freedom

Remember how I told you, late last week, that Michigan legislators were considering a series of bills in the House that would effectively end abortion access, and seriously limit women’s reproductive options across the state? Well, it looks as though, despite the efforts of Planned Parenthood, and others, the first, and largest, of the three […]

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