HERvotes Blog Carnival: Reauthorize the Real VAWA And Reject “VAWA Lite”

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HERvotes is joining our voices together in a blog carnival urging passage of the “real” Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization–the bipartisan bill that has already passed the Senate. The House has passed a version of VAWA reauthorization that some have called “VAWA Lite” or “fake VAWA” – because it removes the Senate bill’s provisions […]

HERvotes Blog Carnival: No Religious Exemption for Birth Control Coverage

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Despite enormous pressure from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Obama Administration recently decided not to broaden the religious exemption for contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package of the Affordable Care Act. This demand for additional exemptions would have denied millions of American women contraceptive coverage, including students, teachers, nurses, social workers, and […]

#HERvotes Carnival: Women Vs. the Bishops

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Welcome to the sixth #HERvotes blog carnival! This time we are speaking out on the effort by the Catholic bishops to allow some institutions to refuse, under the Affordable Care Act, birth control coverage without co-pays to students and employees of hospitals, universities and other institutions, or other religious affiliated or connected institutions such as […]

Why I’m Glad My Miscarriage Wasn’t in Mississippi

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I had a miscarriage in 1991. No one accused me of murder. No one arrested and jailed me on suspicion of abortion. No one charged me with endangering the miscarried fetus. If Initiative 26 to amend the Mississippi constitution passes next week, that won’t be true for the next woman who miscarries. She will be […]