Friday, November 13, 2009

RNC To Halt Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance & other Feminist News


November 11, 2009
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Nov 13 2009
RNC To Halt Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance
The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced plans yesterday to work with their insurance provider Cigna to end the coverage of elective abortions under their health insurance. According to the
Associated Press, RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement, "Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12075
Nov 12 2009
Women Ski Jumpers Fight for Inclusion in Winter Olympics
Fourteen women ski jumpers will appear in a British Colombia court today to continue their legal battle for the opportunity to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12072
Nov 11 2009
DC Same-Sex Marriage Bill Approved by Council Committee
The DC Council's Committee on Public Safety and Judiciary approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the nation's Capital yesterday, advancing it to a full Council vote in December...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12070
Nov 10 2009
Obama Against Stupak Amendment
President Barack Obama weighed in on the Stupak/Pitts Amendment to the Affordable Health Care for America Act last night in an interview...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12067
Nov 9 2009
House Passes Health Reform - Pro Choice Forces Vow to Strip Stupak Amendment
The House passed the historic Affordable Health Care Act (HR3962) for Women by a narrow margin (220-215) Saturday night with major gains for women including eliminating gender rating in insurance prices, banning pre-existing conditions, capping out of pocket expenses, expanding Medicaid to include individuals at 150% of the federal poverty level, improving Medicare by closing the donut hole on prescription drug coverage, no charge for preventive care, and stopping the practice of dropping coverage or capping coverage of sick people...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12063

OTHER WEEKLY NEWS

Nov 13 2009 - Catholic Church Threatens to Withdraw DC Aid
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12076

Nov 13 2009 - Roeder's Lawyers Seek to Move Trial
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12077

Nov 12 2009 - Mormon Church Supports Local Gay Rights Ordinance
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12073

Nov 12 2009 - MD County Considering Requiring CPC Disclaimers
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12074

Nov 11 2009 - AMA Votes to Oppose "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12071

Nov 10 2009 - Roeder Confesses to Tiller Killing
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12066

Nov 10 2009 - Women Join Elite Iraqi Police Officer Corps
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12068

Nov 10 2009 - WHO Report Reveals Health Disparities in Men and Women
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12069

Nov 9 2009 - Senate Introduces Law to Fight Rape Kit Backlog
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12064

Nov 9 2009 - Suzyn Waldman First Woman to Announce World Series
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12065

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