• Susan G Komen, Don't Cave to Extremists: Restore Your Relationship With Planned Parenthood
    Rep. Bob Dold’s rightwing Republicans are again plotting to defund Planned Parenthood and take away women’s right to health care— but if we take action now we may be able to stop the latest attack. Susan G. Komen for a Cure, a leader in the fight against breast cancer, has caved to pressure from militant anti-choice Republicans, led by Rep. Cliff Stearns, and blocked funding for Planned Parenthoods’ program for breast cancer screenings . As Planned Parenthood is one of the largest health providers for women in the nation, this is a huge blow. We have to stand up and fiercely defend Planned Parenthood — we can’t let anti-woman extremists in Congress decide who gets vital reproductive health care services and who doesn’t.
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  • Boycott Susan G Komen Events
    Susan G Komen Foundation, led by a virulent anti-choice Vice president, and succumbing to pressure from far-right anti-choice groups, has severed its relationship with Planned Parenthood effectively denying breast cancer screening to thousands of poor and minority women."Shame, shame, shame on Susan G Komen. I thought you cared about women's health!"
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  • Tell Susan G. Komen to Re-establish Funding for Planned Parenthood
    One enormously important women's health organization has succumbed to ultra-right wing attacks on another. This is wrong on many levels. Please support this petition that urges Susan G. Komen for the Cure to stand tough against right wing attacks and restore its relationship with Planned Parenthood. From the Associated Press (the article really says it all): By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 3:48 PM NEW YORK — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams. Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups. The rupture, which has not been publicly announced as it unfolded, is wrenching for some of those who’ve learned about it and admire both organizations. “We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia — recipient of a 2010 grant from Komen — and whose wife, Betsi, is a veteran of several Komen fundraising races and is currently battling breast cancer. “It sounds almost trite, going through this with Betsi, but cancer doesn’t care if you’re pro-choice, anti-choice, progressive, conservative,” Hurd said. “Victims of cancer could care less about people’s politics.” Planned Parenthood said the Komen grants totaled roughly $680,000 last year and $580,000 the year before, going to at least 19 of its affiliates for breast-cancer screening and other breast-health services. Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has depicted Stearns’ probe as politically motivated and said she was dismayed that it had contributed to Komen’s decision to halt the grants to PPFA affiliates. “It’s hard to understand how an organization with whom we share a mission of saving women’s lives could have bowed to this kind of bullying,” Richards told The Associated Press. “It’s really hurtful.” Planned Parenthood has been a perennial target of protests, boycotts and funding cutoffs because of its role as the largest provider of abortions in the United States. Its nearly 800 health centers nationwide provide an array of other services, including birth control, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer screening. According to Planned Parenthood, its centers performed more than 4 million breast exams over the past five years, including nearly 170,000 as a result of Komen grants. ----------------------------------------------------------------- If you'd like to also send an actual letter through the mail, this is their corporate address: Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75244
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    Created by Keith Rouda
  • The Reproductive HEALTH ACT
    OPPOSE THIS LEGISLATION
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  • The Reproductive HEALTH ACT
    OPPOSE THIS LEGISLATION
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    Created by john mulderrig
  • It is time for a woman president
    Consider Senator Barbara Mikulski for Democratic Party nominee in 2012. Obama has screwed up so bad, he can lose. Run a strong, good, woman like Senator Mikulski, BIG DEMOCRATIC VICTORY.
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    Created by Jon Squire
  • An Act to End Weave
    This shall serve as a voice of all men who stand in protest of the lies and propaganda of weave, and shall be our united stand against such untruths.
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    Created by John Saulters
  • Stop 911 Domestic Abuse Calls from being made public!
    In Buncombe County,Asheville,North Carolina, Domestic Abuse calls to 911,are public information!
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    Created by Deborah D.Harper
  • Stop Personhood in the Mississippi Legislature
    Since the Personhood Initiative's failure on November 8, Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi legislature have threatened to trample the democratic will of Mississippians and pass Personhood through the legislature. It’s time for the voters of Mississippi to tell them once and for all: no means no. We do not want or need any form of Personhood legislation, whether that comes in the form of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 61 or Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 555 -- any form of Personhood or pseudo-Personhood legislation is completely unacceptable and unwanted by the vast majority of Mississippians. *Stay tuned for a press conference and petition delivery date.
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    Created by Whitney Barkley
  • Stop Unauthorized "Egg-Sharing" by US Fertility Doctors
    According to an independent audit that was conducted after the FBI was informed, it appears that IVF (in-vitro fertilization) patients throughout the US are being routinely de-frauded by a heinous, yet common practice that is referred to by fertility doctors in this country as "Egg-Sharing." Without the patients' knowledge or consent, fertility doctors routinely steal a portion of the eggs and embryos obtained from each IVF procedure, and sell them to stem cell researchers and wealthy infertile couples who are willing to pay a substantial fee to these fertility doctors in order to bypass the typical two-year waiting list for an egg donor in this country. In the process, these doctors have created a generation of genetic orphans, who are not genetically-related to one or both of their parents, and who have been robbed of having any knowledge about, or access to, their true genetic origin. Yet, driven by a strong, instinctual need that many humans have to know their true identity, they will someday soon begin searching for their true genetic roots. There is only one feasible and effective way to help these people, and that's by creating a volunteer, discreet and strictly confidential DNA registry of any/all women who have undergone a transvaginal or laproscopic IVF, GIFT and/or ZIFT procedure in the United States. We will need to be patient and understanding with women who fear that they may be contacted without notice, or at an inconvenient time, by a child (or children) they never knew they had. Hopefully, we can earn their trust, appealing to their sense of integrity and compassion for a possible child of their's, who may be earnestly searching for them, but not with the desire for a child-parent relationship. In most cases, these children will only be searching for a better understanding of themselves, and perhaps some information about their genetic health history. It would be wise to require, when a match is discovered, that the "children" be at least 18 years old (or if younger, with the consent of their parents), and participate in a mandatory meeting with an experiened therapist, to hopefully work through any unreasonable expectations, dreams or hopes they may have, before speaking with and/or meeting with their genetic parent. Every single dime spent on this enormous project will be paid by a heafty, annual tax imposed on each and every fertility doctor in the US IVF industry, and the presence of a mandatory, on-site Bio-Integrity Supervisor will henceforth be required at every single IVF procedure in the US. There's no other way to stop the practice of unauthorized egg-sharing in America.
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    Created by Teri Royal
  • Apple: Stop Promoting Anti-Abortion Extremism
    Siri, iPhone's new voice assistant, won't tell you where you can get an abortion or even emergency contraception--instead she'll promote anti-abortion pregnancy "crisis" centers. But let's say you need an escort service? Siri can help you with that, no problem.
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    Created by Nita Chaudhary
  • Protect Us from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
    VAWA, Violence Against Women Act, would not have happened without the steadfast commitment and hard work of a countless number of advocates, coalitions and community partners who worked tirelessly for this landmark legislation. And thanks to the bipartisan efforts and dedication of U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Republican) and then U.S. Senator Joe Biden (Democrat) who worked diligently to draft the VAWA Act. These two men were able to set aside their political differences and recognize that valuing the well being of our citizens takes precedence over the political infighting of our of our political parties. By drafting this legislation, these men acknowled the severe sociological impact that domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking has on our communities. This powerful piece of legislation provided federal funding to help local communities address the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Their ability to come together meant that domestic violence would no longer be considered a “family matter” and it criminalized spousal rape. To be certain, without these two men, we would not have made the great strides in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Programs have been created that address the devastating impact of early victimization and exposure to violence. Due to the VAWA legislation that requires community service providers collaborate together, we are beginning to see some positive results. Judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, hospitals, shelters and rape crisis centers are working together more and more to create powerful change in their communities. But this collaboration is still in its infancy, and is due to the VAWA Act and the funding that results from the Act. But we still have a very long way to go and although we have seen progress we continue to fight an uphill battle. We still need the VAWA act in place to ensure that we will not lose the ground that has been gained. We still need our leaders to put aside their political differences and come together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with the goal of improving our society as a whole. Please contact your local congressman and let them know that you support the Violence Against Women Act and that you support protecting our children, daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers. Ask them to Reauthorize VAWA so that we can continue to provide protection and assistance to these victims.
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