Category Archives: womens rights

Thanks, Kids

As I write this we still don’t know who will be in power in Congress. Will Democrats retain control of the US House? Will they retain leadership in the US Senate? Or will the extremist Republican Party take control of … Continue reading

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Reproductive Rights Rallies In Iowa Today And Tomorrow

Got these THREE notices of rallies for Reproductive Rights in Iowa for Saturday and Sunday: In Iowa City: ********************************************************************************* In Des Moines: MEDIA ADVISORY – RALLY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AT THE IOWA STATE CAPITOL TOMORROW Progress Iowa <press@progressiowa.org> Fri 5/6/2022 10:00 … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Coming End Of Roe v. Wade

Like many of you, I am livid over the leaked decision that overturns the Roe v. Wade decision. And like many of you I have been turning all sorts of thoughts concerning access to abortion over in my mind. The … Continue reading

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The High Five

The Friday High Five from Progress Iowa: It’s April Fool’s Day! Grab your chocolate covered cotton balls and share a sweet treat with your friends to celebrate a day of pranks and fun. What’s not so fun? Republican lawmakers selling … Continue reading

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NARAL:  Stop New Rules On Birth Control

“The Trump administration introduced new rules this month (November 14th) — similar to rules already blocked by federal courts — that would allow non-profits, private businesses, and universities to refuse to cover birth control in their insurance policies based on “moral … Continue reading

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Trump Mocks Dr. Ford And All Women

Iowa’s Republican Congress Members Say Nothing Note here that Trump is not only mocking Dr. Ford herself, but is also mocking a scared young 15 year old girl who feared – quite rationally – that a couple of drunken oafs … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Bad At Law Making

Last Friday the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the 2017 law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. Here’s the money quote from Chief Justice Mark Cady, writing for the majority: “The state’s capacity to legislate … Continue reading

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MEMO: Republicans Wage War on Women’s Health Care

Editor’s note: This extremely important analysis of the Republican war on women’s health care arrived in email on International Women’s Day. This should be a major consideration when you vote this fall: To: Interested Parties From: Matt Sinovic, Progress Iowa … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Closing Four Clinics In Iowa

The religious crazies that inhabit the Iowa legislature have reached part of their goal – they have caused some closings in Iowa of what they view as the mortal enemy of their God – Planned Parenthood. While they are no … Continue reading

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What, Me Worry?

The following is a letter to the editor from Larry Hodgden of Tipton. Larry is an Army veteran and former chair of the Cedar County Democrats. A recent Gazette letter reminded me of this warning to all of us. Reverend … Continue reading

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