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North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood In Midnight Vote, Overriding Veto

I am so sick and tired of these fools in Raleigh….

North Carolina had struggled to put Jesse Helms and the pettiness and ignorance he represented behind us….

Then, people go and elect a Republican-controlled legislature that is starting to make Jesse look moderate and reasonable.

First the fools “outlawed” climate change and the related science…

Now, they are attacking North Carolina’s Women just like the national GOP tells them to do….


And it’s really going to be hard to defeat these idiots since they controlled redistricting….


North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a state budget that strips money from Planned Parenthood.

The same lawmakers overrode Perdue’s veto and moved to defund Planned Parenthood last year, but a judge blocked the provision, arguing that a state can’t single out a particular health provider. This time around, lawmakers found a way to sidestep legal challenges by not specifically naming Planned Parenthood in the budget. Instead, the bill prevents the state’s Health and Human Services department from contracting with “private providers” of family planning services — effectively, but not explicitly, singling out Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, one of the state’s two Planned Parenthood providers, estimates that it will lose $200,000 as a result of the new budget. Because no state money is used for abortion services, the funding cuts will affect the clinic’s ability to provide affordable birth control, cancer screenings, pap smears and other services for low-income women in the state.

via North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood In Midnight Vote, Overriding Veto.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Gloria Steinem

I’m posting lightly right now- resting up for the fall political battles- and spending more time reading…

One of my discoveries is how much I admire Gloria Steinem….

I always knew she was smart, but–wow!

Here are a few quotes, from About.com/Women’s History that illustrate why I admire her so much:



•The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

• We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

• We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.

• Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.

• But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don’t get young men standing up and saying, “How can I combine career and family?”

• A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

• Someone asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

• We know that we can do what men can do, but we still don’t know that men can do what women can do. That’s absolutely crucial. We can’t go on doing two jobs.

• Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.

• Most women are one man away from welfare.

• [About Geraldine Ferraro’s candidacy:] What has the women’s movement learned from her candidacy for vice president? Never get married.

• If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?

• Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.

• Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

• I have met brave women who are exploring the outer edge of human possibility, with no history to guide them, and with a courage to make themselves vulnerable that I find moving beyond words.

• If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?

• The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.

• Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

• A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

via Gloria Steinem Quotes.

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