Category Archives: womens rights

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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Last Saturday You Learned That You Are Not Alone

The Women’s March On – well, Everywhere was an incredibly liberating experience. The most liberating aspect of this march was simply to see in real life that you are not alone! Your sense that something is very wrong in this … Continue reading

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Cecile Richards Event In Iowa City Draws Supporters And Protesters

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. In 1921, Sanger founded the … Continue reading

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The Amoral Party And Their Display Of Hate

Watching the Hillary Hate Fest that is being blasted across our country under the guise of the convention of a major political party. Most folks I have talked to this week have never seen the likes of this. What used … Continue reading

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In Iowa, Is The Debt To Society Ever Paid?

Iowa Supreme Court Says No. The Iowa Supreme Court Thursday offered a fine example of the consequences that elections have over the long haul when they handed down their decision on convicted felons losing their voting rights.. Consider this a … Continue reading

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Women's Global Leadership Program – Part 2

Women’s Global Leadership Program – Part 2  – Click here to read Part 1 In March, I had the privilege to participate in the first-ever AFLCIO Women’s Global Leadership Program alongside nearly fifty other women from a broad spectrum of … Continue reading

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Women's Global Leadership Program

Women’s Global Leadership Program – Part 1 In March, I had the privilege to participate in the first-ever AFLCIO Women’s Global Leadership Program alongside nearly fifty other women from a broad spectrum of trade unions across the US. It was … Continue reading

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Get Your Woman Card.

Elections have been known to turn on the slip of a tongue. Few presidential candidates have had a tongue as slippery as Donald Trump. He may have already sewn up the championship for loosest tongue ever long ago. But Trump’s … Continue reading

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Republicans Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood

They Take a Stand Opposed By 75% of Iowa Iowa House Republicans again this year inserted an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood from any state funding. This is a truly unpopular issue with Iowans. As Beth Wessel-Kroeschell is quoted in … Continue reading

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