Raising Women’s Voices

Happy 4th of July!

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on July 2, 2009

Have a wonderful weekend celebrating the birth of this great nation. Some great stuff for your entertainment. Much love!

Budget cuts = cuts to women’s health care

Posted in Health Disparities, Reproductive Health Care, Sexual health by raisingwomensvoices on July 2, 2009

Amy Rosenthal wrote an article about the unfortunate cuts many cities are making to their budgets that turn out to be cuts to women’s health care. One specific example she gives is cuts to the processing of rape kits in places like LA.

“These women are already rape victims. We should make sure they aren’t also victims of a poor justice system.”

Amen to that.

Health care reform news

Posted in DC Reform, Health Reform Policy Proposals by raisingwomensvoices on July 2, 2009

An article about comparative effectiveness.

A column about the new plan put forward by the Senate Finance Committee.

The issue of reconciliation.

The Republicans and moderate Democrats want less public option, liberal Democrats want more. Props to our own Senator Chuck Schumer for…not giving up? The Daily Kos does a good straight analysis of the recent additions to the Senate HELP bill (AKA the public plan) on their website here.

Highlight-A-Blog time!

Posted in Grassroots, Personal Stories, Reproductive Health Care by raisingwomensvoices on July 2, 2009

We’ve been following Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome, a great blog about a Canadian pro-choicer who is a volunteer co-coordinator of a Clinic in New Brunswick. Check it out, and give her props for the work she does.

Report on Presidential town hall meeting

Posted in DC Reform by raisingwomensvoices on July 2, 2009

Yesterday the President hosted a town hall meeting where he answered questions from the audience, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube from citizens concerned about health care and health reform. Highlights included a hug from Obama to a woman named Debbie who is facing serious health problems and a situation where she cannot work and no longer has health coverage. Obama took the opportunity to use her as an example of exactly what shouldn’t be happening in these United States. The hug follows behind some of my personal picks:

A kid gets a hug from Barack

Obama and McCain hug it out

Bush and Obama

And, everyone’s favorite:

The hubby hug.

Also, the President fielded a question from our very own ally Jason Rosenbaum from HCAN, who does a bunch of awesome blogging on their website. Hey Jason! Good job! There wasn’t all that much content in the town hall answers to questions, but it’s important for Obama to present to the nation that he is involved and interested in what is going on in Congress, and that he is committed to keeping this as an integral part of his administration. Read an article about the event from the New York Times here.

In other news:

A ridiculous thing.

A frustrating thing.

Something to keep an eye on.