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Brewer Stops Preventive Service Funding for Planned Parenthood (video)

mine915-sig-sm72While insisting that the War on Women is a myth cooked up by Democrats, Teapublicans nationwide continue to propose and pass anti-women legislation.

The latest salvo in the War on Women came Friday when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill denying funds for non-abortion services provided to poor women by Planned Parenthood.

From the Huffington Post

Planned Parenthood Arizona claims a funding ban would interrupt its preventive health care and family planning services for nearly 20,000 women served by the organization’s clinics. The organization says it will consider a legal challenge.

The measure targeting funding for Planned Parenthood for non-abortion services was one of several approved by Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature related to contentious reproductive health care issues this session. bills-953-sig-sm72

In recent weeks, Texas passed anti-Planned Parenthood legislation— which has been blocked by the courts (at least temporarily.)

To express their extreme displeasure– putting it politely here– women nationwide demonstrated against the War on Women last Saturday. Approximately 200-300 women participated in the Phoenix event, held on the lawn of the state capitol.

As activist and blogger Diane D’Angelo says in this video clip, “Complacency is not an option.”

Originally posted on Blog for Arizona on May 5, 2012.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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