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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:47 PM
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Obama Knows Women Matter!! *snips from whitehouse.gov*
BR_parkway's thread inspired me:

WOMEN

"From the first moment a woman dared to speak that hope -- dared to believe that the American Dream was meant for her too -- ordinary women have taken on extraordinary odds to give their daughters the chance for something else; for a life more equal, more free, and filled with more opportunity than they ever had. In so many ways we have succeeded, but in so many areas we have much work left to do."

-- Barack Obama, Speech in Washington, DC
November 10, 2005

President Obama has a long record of standing up for women. In Illinois, he passed the Equal Pay Act to give 330,000 more women protection from pay discrimination and passed another law that ensured victims of domestic violence could seek treatment without losing their jobs. In the U.S. Senate, he introduced and sponsored legislation to reduce unintended teen pregnancy, strengthen families by supporting fathers who are doing the right thing and cracking down on those who are not, guarantee workers paid sick leave, and ensure that women are not receiving less pay than men for comparable work. And throughout his career, in the Illinois Senate, the U.S. Senate, and the White House, Obama has stood up for a womans right to choose.

Health Care

* Fixing the Nation's Health Care System: More than 19 million women are uninsured in this country, and women are more likely than men to delay or not get medical care because of high costs. President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to ensuring that all Americans have health care coverage by the end of their first term in office.

Health Care

* Fixing the Nation's Health Care System: More than 19 million women are uninsured in this country, and women are more likely than men to delay or not get medical care because of high costs. President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to ensuring that all Americans have health care coverage by the end of their first term in office. ....... In the Senate, he introduced the Microbicide Development Act, which will accelerate the development of products that empower women in the battle against AIDS.

*Supporting Research into Women's Health: Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, accounting for nearly 39 percent of all female deaths. Studies show that after a first heart attack, women are less likely than men to receive diagnostic, therapeutic, and cardiac rehabilitation procedures, and are more likely to die or have a second heart attack. Women are also more likely than men to report having arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and depression. Health care disparities among minority and poor women are especially pervasive. Supporting Research into Women's Health: Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, accounting for nearly 39 percent of all female deaths. Studies show that after a first heart attack, women are less likely than men to receive diagnostic, therapeutic, and cardiac rehabilitation procedures, and are more likely to die or have a second heart attack. Women are also more likely than men to report having arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and depression. Health care disparities among minority and poor women are especially pervasive......

*Fighting Cancer: Ovarian cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States......

Reproductive Choice

* Supports a Woman's Right to Choose: President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Adminstration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.
* Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: President Obama was an original co-sponsor of legislation to expand access to contraception, health information, and preventive services to help reduce unintended pregnancies. Introduced in January 2007, the Prevention First Act will increase funding for family planning and comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and safe sex methods. The Act will also end insurance discrimination against contraception, improve awareness about emergency contraception, and provide compassionate assistance to rape victims.

Preventing Violence Against Women

* Reducing Domestic Violence: One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Family violence accounted for 11 percent of all violence between 1998 and 2002. As a member of the Senate, President Obama introduced legislation to combat domestic violence .........

*Strengthening Domestic Violence Laws: Approximately 1,400 women a year -- four every day -- die in the United States as a result of domestic violence. And 132,000 women report that they have been victims of a rape or attempted rape, and it is estimated that an even greater number have been raped but do not report it. In the Senate, President Obama co-sponsored and helped reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act,.........

*Fighting Gender Violence Abroad: The genocide in Darfur has had particularly devastating consequences for women. Tens of thousands of women have been killed, raped, and displaced since the conflict began in 2003. President Obama has been a leading voice in Washington urging the end of genocide in Sudan. He worked with Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act,........

Economic Issues

*Fighting for Pay Equity: Despite decades of progress, women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Throughout their careers, President Obama and Vice President Biden have championed the right of women to receive equal pay for equal work. In the Illinois State Senate, President Obama cosponsored and voted for the Illinois Equal Pay Act, which provided 330,000 more women protection from pay discrimination. In the U.S. Senate, Obama joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Fair Pay Restoration Act, a bill to overturn the Supreme Court's recent 5-4 decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company........

*Expanding Paid Sick Days: Today, three-out-of-four low-wage workers have no paid sick leave. It is fundamentally unfair that a single mom playing by the rules can get fired or lose wages because her child gets sick........

*Investing in Women-Owned Small Businesses: Women are majority owners of more than 28 percent of U.S. businesses, but head less than 4 percent of venture-capital-backed firms. Women business owners are more likely than white male business owners to have their loan applications denied. President Obama and Vice President Biden will encourage investing in women-owned businesses, providing more support to women business owners, and reducing discrimination in lending......

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:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

There is more--MUCH MORE...

WOMEN!! When was the last time you felt someone in power cared about your life?

:toast:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:49 PM
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1. Wow, I hope the lack of response to this is only due to so many posts going up
in our joy and excitement, and not because people find Obama's determination to reverse rulings enacted based on ideological hatred for women, and life or death health/reproductive issues uninteresting.

Did you even KNOW? Does anyone here even CARE?? : http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3895
<snip>
"In Bush's waning days he took one last swipe at women's reproductive health. The "right of conscience" rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services under the agency's rule-making authority, went into effect yesterday.

The federal rule with the force of law permits workers at more than 584,000 U.S. medical facilities that receive federal funding to refuse to provide care or administer procedures with which they disagree, including emergency contraception, known as Plan B. The rule could hamper states from enforcing laws that require hospitals to offer those treatments, such as the morning-after pill for rape victims."
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:27 PM
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2. "On this fundamental issue, I will not yield."
As an Illinois legislator and U.S. senator, Obama compiled a strong voting record in support of abortion rights.

"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act," Obama told a national gathering of Planned Parenthood members in July 2007 .

Obama added: "On this fundamental issue, I will not yield."

You should be aware, anti abortion forces are gathering to support laws that put ideology above the lives of women... I don't mean ideology that insults the dignity of women or abrogates our legal rights... I mean ideology that seeks to threaten women with possible death in favor of the preservation of embryos. Rape, incest, health threats, economic catastrophe, survival...all of these physical traumas specific to women mean NOTHING to these misogynists....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20090122/pl_mcclatchy...
WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to reconsider his support of legal abortions as anti-abortion activists arrived in Washington for a protest on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling.

As many as 200,000 people were expected to join the "March for Life" to the Supreme Court building on Thursday on the 36th anniversary of the 1973 decision legalizing abortion.....
(more)


yet no one here seems to give a fuck. "fuck". how ironic.
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:28 PM
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3. no time
I don't have time tonight for any serious response here but will get back tomorrow and try to do better... Very good post and good subject, women have been subjugated (not word I need but close) throughout history, should have ended long long ago. Womens rights should not have to be legislated ever, there should never be any differentiation between the sexes on any human rights factors.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:17 AM
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4. that would be great--thank you! n/t
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