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Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

Representative Ayanna Pressley joins reproductive rights activists to discuss the necessity of expanding the Supreme Court

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Netroots Nation 2021 featured panel sponsored by Demand Justice, which brought Renee Bracey Sherman, Katie O'Connor, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Kelsey Ryland, Sonja Spoo to discuss why expanding the Supreme Court is critical for protecting reproductive rights.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events
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Texas Republicans intend for SB 8 to be the template for gutting reproductive healthcare in the United States. It must not stand.

Excerpt: In this Cascadia Advocate guest post, Democratic leader Shasti Conrad breaks down the ramifications of Texas' discriminatory, freedom-denying Senate Bill 8, which Republicans in other states are already planning to mimic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A lasting lesson in privacy, persuasion, and social justice: Remembering how abortion became legal in Washington State in 1970

Excerpt: What resonated with voters in this state a half-century ago is a blueprint for bolstering and protecting the right of choice from Washington to Washington, and even regressive places in between.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Divided Supreme Court lets Texas’ horrifying anti-reproductive rights law stand… again

Excerpt: Five extreme right wing justices, including Trump's three appointees, have sanctioned a new Texas law that sets up a bounty system to punish anyone who tries to exercise reproductive rights for themselves or others.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson steps up to defend access to reproductive health services

Excerpt: A stickler for the rule of law, Washington's chief law enforcement officer has repeatedly taken on the Trump regime... and won.
Written by:Richard McCartan
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SIFF Documentary Review: Our Bodies Our Doctors is a timely reminder of the importance of reproductive rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Our Bodies Our Doctors, a film about reproductive rights that's being screened at the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Healthcare, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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Book Review: Bernie Sanders’ “Guide to Political Revolution” aims to be teen resource

Excerpt: Democ­rats still get into argu­ments about the mer­its (or lack there­of) of Hillary Clin­ton’s and Bernie Sanders’ can­di­da­cies for the 2016 Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion. It’s why many of us on the left con­tin­ue, inex­orably, view­ing con­tem­po­rary events as a chance to re-lit­i­gate that con­test and who was right. To say that Bernie Sanders: Guide to […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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How would WA Republicans like it if *these* bills needed a two-thirds vote to pass?

Excerpt: Any­one who has spent time attempt­ing to under­stand the pol­i­tics of the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty knows that Repub­li­cans spend an awful lot of time lis­ten­ing to (and tak­ing their cues from) mil­i­tant, right wing ini­tia­tive prof­i­teer Tim Eyman, who has become obsessed late­ly with gut­ting Wash­ing­ton’s cher­ished tra­di­tion of major­i­ty rule and replac­ing it […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Andy Hill a no-show at NARAL’s 45th District candidate forum in Redmond

Excerpt: Last night, NARAL Pro-Choice Wash­ing­ton held a can­di­date forum in Red­mond to give can­di­dates run­ning for the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture in the 45th Dis­trict an oppor­tu­ni­ty to share their views on wom­en’s health and repro­duc­tive rights. The six can­di­dates seek­ing to rep­re­sent the dis­trict in the 2015–2016 Leg­is­la­ture were all invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate, but unfor­tu­nate­ly, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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