Brutality against women who are not rich, not white, not native English speakers, and who have no advocates outside the prison facility has erupted in Ocilla, Georgia in an ICE “detention facility” AKA prison. The LaSalle South Corrections Center is run as a private (for profit) prison, which is part of the Irwin County Detention … Read more Statement on the Forced Sterilizations in Georgia ICE Facility
The pandemic has made abortion harder for women to access in some states, including Texas, since abortion was deemed not essential. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) doesn’t have to overturn Roe v Wade in order to make it difficult for women to access birth control and abortion. On July 8, SCOTUS ruled against the … Read more COVID Threats to Reproductive Rights
“The people in power right now are too comfortable with other people’s deaths.” – Rev William Barber, Poor People’s March As we approach the sixth month of COVID-19, we are reminded of our other plague: systemic racism. In mid-July the official count of cases per the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) was 3.5 million, which is admittedly … Read more Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Who Pays, Part II
“The people in power right now are too comfortable with other people’s deaths.” – Rev William Barber, Poor People’s March 2020 has brought planet Earth another world plague, a coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. The precise date of its appearance in unclear. Some suggest its emergence was in China in December 2019. Some infectious … Read more Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Who Pays, Part I
In 2017, #45 came roaring into Washington, DC determined to establish a CEO-driven presidency. He did not know our Constitution or separation of powers, nor how our legislative process works. He still doesn’t. In contrast, in 2014, President Obama declared the Ebola virus a “security risk.” He conferred with other countries, and he appointed a … Read more Ignorant and Dictatorial
As we approach the 47th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, which guarantees women the right to a safe abortion provided by licensed physicians, religious right-wingers in America are attempting to legalize outrageous medical rules and procedures. First are the outright lies that most methods of birth control are “mini-abortions” and are therefore forbidden. These lies … Read more It’s Not Just about Abortion: Full on Assaults against Women by Religious Right
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the WNDC hosted Julie Burkhart, who shared her frightening and courageous story of fighting for women’s rights for safe abortions and effective birth control after the assassination of Dr. George Tiller on May 31, 2009, by reopening his clinic in his honor. Dr. George Tiller was a respected gynecologist, as … Read more Fighting for Reproductive Justice with Perseverance
Cruelty and Discrimination are not Acceptable Concepts of Governance for America Sanctimonious Conservatives are stripping health care dollars from “those people” (AKA less fortunate American children and adults ) in tragic acts of cruelty called Rescission and Block Granting of Medicaid. Subsequent to ridiculous tax cuts for multinational corporations and the 10 percent, Republicans are … Read more Who lives, who dies, who decides, who pays?
The federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services has a new Division of “Conscience and Religious Freedom.” The public relations selling point is to protect health care providers from being coerced into assisting with abortions or birth control methods that offend their religious or ethical sensibilities in hospital settings that serve the general public. … Read more “Conscience Protection” for Doctors and Nurses or Legalized Bigotry?
While #45 has been attempting to destroy NATO and cozying up to Vlad Putin, he and his congressional Republicans have been continuing to dismantle health care for American citizens. By executive fiat, the president has: Eliminated CSR’s (cost sharing reductions) which lowers the costs that individual Americans must pay for their health insurance through the … Read more Offsetting the “Deficit” by Cannibalizing Health Care for Americans