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Hillary posts at HuffPo on latest Republican attack on women


The U.S. Department of Health [sic] and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them "abortion." These proposed regulations set to be released next week will allow healthcare providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it. We can't let them get away with this underhanded move to undermine women's health and that's why I am sounding the alarm.

Do they have moves that are not underhanded?

These rules pose a serious threat to providers and uninsured and low-income Americans seeking care. They could prevent providers of federally-funded family planning services, like Medicaid and Title X, from guaranteeing their patients access to the full range of comprehensive family planning services. They'll also build significant barriers to counseling, education, contraception and preventive health services for those who need it most: low-income and uninsured women and men.

The regulations could even invalidate state laws that currently ensure access to contraception for many Americans. In fact, they describe New York and California's laws requiring prescription drug insurance plans to provide coverage for contraceptives as part of "the problem." These rules would even interfere with New York State law that ensures survivors of sexual assault and rape receive emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms.

When I learned about these proposed rules, I immediately joined with Senator Murray to call on the Bush administration to stop these dangerous plans. I am joining with New York family planning and healthcare advocates to spread the word. Now is the time to raise our voices. I will continue to press HHS and I hope you will join me.

Good for her. Sheesh, at least somebody's watching out for this kind of thing. I suggest you sign the petition -- especially if you think that the misogyny shown online during the primaries isn't a good sign for how women and girls are going to be treated:


NOTE Cross-posted to Reproductive Health Reality Check.

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Submitted by Historiann on

for reading the Huffington Post, so we don't have to!

I used to read it until the Flying Monkeys were unleashed during the primary. Jeebus.

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Submitted by BoGardiner on

Clinton's opening line also makes the crucial point that this camel's-nose-under-our-skirts move is an evil stepchild of Bush's war on science: "The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health."

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

In the very same site was a story about how the Hillraisers only raised $20,000 in June for the Precious. The Flying Monkeys (I gotta remember that one!) came out to show their true colors, reminding some of us why we are not pulling the D lever in November.

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Submitted by BoGardiner on

HuffPo, love your "update" that "some bundlers may help fundraise without writing checks themselves." Ya think? That's what bundlers DO, by DEFINITION! And that's why your post is a disgrace, intentionally distorting the numbers by tallying only the checks bundlers wrote themselves.

The "update" based on the WaPo story unsurprisingly omits that the Post criticizes Huffington Post for this cynical distortion. Stay truthy, HuffPo! Keep stoking that Clinton hatred to hang onto to your record primary hits and profits. A McCain victory is a small price to pay for popularity, right?

Washington Post:

"More than 2,200 Clinton donors became first-time Obama donors, giving him $1.8 million of the $52 million he raised last month. Of those, 355 contributed at least $2,000, for a total of $1 million.

This number paints a somewhat different picture than the one presented in a Huffington Post report this afternoon..."

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Submitted by BoGardiner on

I mean, REALLY and TRULY?

When the HuffPo moderators screen out most of my comments such as the above that are ALWAYS pro-Dem, NEVER PUMA or pro-McCain, and never abusive. And yet they consistently allow hundreds of others approaching or similar to the following. Following are comments on the HillRaiser thread ALONE from one "wilburr0g," an apparent beloved regular who's been given free rein in the following vein for months:

**"I wanna take a billy club to the convention and knock Harriet Christian's dentures down her throat."

**But some 'anally receptive' males worship [Clinton] as a 'diva.'

**Getting my taser warmed up for the PUMA's...

**They should spend their money helping lobotomized PUMA-tards re-enter society.

(Touchingly, this sensitive liberal, this self-described white male "cried" in "disgust" at the New Yorker cover.)