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From Care2 Make a Difference Dispatches From The War On Women: As Goes Texas, So Goes The Nation

Welcome to Dispatches,                                      your round-up of the latest news   from      the            frontlines    of     the     War    on         Women.   Have a     story   from        your state or   an   idea    on    how  to      push         back?         Share       them here and   fight    back     against     the  War on  Women.

Texas may now well be the epicenter where hard right policies come with a  violent and horrific cost. The latest evidence is this tragic news of a young lesbian couple found shot in the  head in a South Texas park. One of the young women died from her injuries while  the other remains in critical condition. There’s every reason to believe this  was a hate crime.

 

Related: it’s tempting to make fun of the Texas GOP 2012, but the reality is this is the future of the  national party. So instead of simply mocking it, let’s expose it for the values  it embraces: Old South segregationist policies and Dominionist Christian  theological imperatives. Let’s also remind people that those are the exact same  values that just cost two young women their lives. And then lets promote the  work of the tireless progressives in that state fighting the good fight.

To mark the anniversary of Title IX Nike released this film on famous female athletes. I will admit this made  me cry.

The march toward justice can be slow, but in this case it is worth it. A federal judge ruled a rape  victim can sue the Hillsborough County, Fla. Sheriff for preventing her from  taking emergency contraception.

The state of Kansas is trying to take away this woman’s medical license because she refused to force a  10-year-old girl to continue a pregnancy against her will. Juvenile forced  birth–that’s the platform of the Kansas GOP.

Despite the fact that there’s no ID requirement to purchase Plan B good luck getting it at this pharmacy without it.

The hypocrisy is just so thick with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) it would be  astonishing if it wasn’t so predictable. His latest gem: adding an federal fetal  personhood amendment to a flood relief bill. Because, you know, liberty.

Finally, this: same-sex marriage bans are not cheap.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/dispatches-from-the-war-on-women-as-goes-texas-so-goes-the-nation.html#ixzz1z06mgLY4

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