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Mayors Take A Stand For Choice And Planned Parenthood

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  • Beth
    Allen, You should like reading this. The US Conference of Mayors takes an anti-dominionist stand to support Planned Parenthood, the rights of contraception and
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 4, 2012
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      Allen,

      You should like reading this. The US Conference of Mayors takes an anti-dominionist stand to support Planned Parenthood, the rights of contraception and abortion.

      Beth

      From http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/06/18/sanity-prevails-mayors-take-a-stand-for-choice-and-planned-parenthood/

      "What a great way to start the week. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a non-partisan organization composed of representatives from cities across the country, took a stand against the dominionism based, anti-choice movement,6/16/12, when they voted to pass a resolution against the legislative efforts of the anti-choice movement to defund Planned Parenthood and suppress a women's reproductive freedoms.

      The bill, sponsored by Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Ed Lee of San Francisco, Mike McGinn of Seattle, Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Pedro Segarra of Hartford, Conn. and Sam Adams of Portland, Oregon, addresses the onslaught of anti-choice legislation at both the state and the federal level and is a shot in the arm for the somewhat beleaguered, though undaunted, pro-choice movement. Here is the bill in its entirety.

      SUPPORT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

      WHEREAS, Americans believe that women should be able to consult with their doctor, family, and faith about personal, private medical decisions; and

      WHEREAS, states enacted twice as many anti-choice laws in 2011 as they did in the previous year, including laws that force women who choose abortion care to undergo a forced ultrasound procedure against their will and even if their doctors do not recommend one; and

      WHEREAS, eight states since 2010 have enacted laws that ban abortion at 20 weeks, regardless of the women's situation, without exceptions to protect her health, and in violation of the right to privacy guaranteed under Roe v. Wade; and

      WHEREAS, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to defund Title X, the only federal program exclusively dedicated to family-planning and reproductive-health care, and Planned Parenthood, jeopardizing access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other basic health care for millions of Americans; and


      WHEREAS, the U.S. House of Representatives also passed a bill that could spur the Internal Revenue Service to audit rape survivors who choose abortion care and another bill that would allow hospitals to refuse emergency abortion care to women who could die without it; and

      WHEREAS, the debate around women's access to reproductive-health services, like contraception, has drawn offensive rhetoric; and

      WHEREAS, reproductive-health care and the overwhelming majority of services
      provided by Planned Parenthood health centers is basic health care for women, including cancer screenings and breast exams; and

      WHEREAS, for many women with limited incomes, Planned Parenthood clinics are their point of entry into the health care system and their ongoing source of primary care services; and

      WHEREAS, if these services disappear, more women are likely to contract diseases that will imperil their lives and lead to highly expensive Medicaid and Medicare bills borne by taxpayers; and

      WHEREAS, these programs are essential to reducing rates of unintended pregnancy and preventing the increase of the number of women with cervical and breast cancers who are not diagnosed until the cancers are in the late stages; and

      NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of
      Mayors affirms the importance of women's reproductive rights; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors urges Congress and the states to pursue a positive agenda that reaffirms fundamental rights and improves women's access to safe and comprehensive reproductive-health care."
    • aditmore@juno.com
      Thanks Beth. I do like it and may have helped to make it happen because some of the signing mayors were recipients of my petition. However I have already seen
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 4, 2012
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        Thanks Beth. I do like it and may have helped to make it happen
        because some of the signing mayors were recipients of my petition.
        However I have already seen the story, though not this particular article
        on it. I have posted the story on my facebook page etc, and will post
        this article too.
        My one note of dissatisfaction is that this is just a nonbinding
        resolution of symbolic value only, when cities do have binding, property
        tax powers that could be used for more and better contraception, and
        material action counts for a lot more than resolutions. I wrote all the
        leading mayors asking them to put their money where their mouth is, and
        several already have model programs, such as NYC's municipal condoms and
        DC's city funded abortions that only makes the news because congress
        keeps taking it away and then giving it back. So some of the cities
        involved are already putting some money where their mouth is, but not
        even 1% of what they should in any case.
        It is also useful to use the list of signing cities to decide
        where to move consistent with The Big Sort:
        http://www.thebigsort.com/maps.php unfortunately there is a huge catch
        22 there because most of the cities that care about population restrict
        homebuilders and thus have housing shortages, so finding a city with both
        contraception AND cheap housing is quite difficult. Also the resolution
        makes no mention of the environment, school taxes or housing costs, which
        is a bummer.
        So it's a significant, though limited victory.
        -Alan

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        Allen,

        You should like reading this. The US Conference of Mayors takes an
        anti-dominionist stand to support Planned Parenthood, the rights of
        contraception and abortion.

        Beth

        From
        http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/06/18/sanity-prevails-mayors-take-a-sta
        nd-for-choice-and-planned-parenthood/

        "What a great way to start the week. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a
        non-partisan organization composed of representatives from cities across
        the country, took a stand against the dominionism based, anti-choice
        movement,6/16/12, when they voted to pass a resolution against the
        legislative efforts of the anti-choice movement to defund Planned
        Parenthood and suppress a women's reproductive freedoms.

        The bill, sponsored by Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Ed Lee of San
        Francisco, Mike McGinn of Seattle, Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles,
        Pedro Segarra of Hartford, Conn. and Sam Adams of Portland, Oregon,
        addresses the onslaught of anti-choice legislation at both the state and
        the federal level and is a shot in the arm for the somewhat beleaguered,
        though undaunted, pro-choice movement. Here is the bill in its entirety.

        SUPPORT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

        WHEREAS, Americans believe that women should be able to consult with
        their doctor, family, and faith about personal, private medical
        decisions; and

        WHEREAS, states enacted twice as many anti-choice laws in 2011 as they
        did in the previous year, including laws that force women who choose
        abortion care to undergo a forced ultrasound procedure against their will
        and even if their doctors do not recommend one; and

        WHEREAS, eight states since 2010 have enacted laws that ban abortion at
        20 weeks, regardless of the women's situation, without exceptions to
        protect her health, and in violation of the right to privacy guaranteed
        under Roe v. Wade; and

        WHEREAS, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to defund Title X, the
        only federal program exclusively dedicated to family-planning and
        reproductive-health care, and Planned Parenthood, jeopardizing access to
        birth control, cancer screenings, and other basic health care for
        millions of Americans; and


        WHEREAS, the U.S. House of Representatives also passed a bill that could
        spur the Internal Revenue Service to audit rape survivors who choose
        abortion care and another bill that would allow hospitals to refuse
        emergency abortion care to women who could die without it; and

        WHEREAS, the debate around women's access to reproductive-health
        services, like contraception, has drawn offensive rhetoric; and

        WHEREAS, reproductive-health care and the overwhelming majority of
        services
        provided by Planned Parenthood health centers is basic health care for
        women, including cancer screenings and breast exams; and

        WHEREAS, for many women with limited incomes, Planned Parenthood clinics
        are their point of entry into the health care system and their ongoing
        source of primary care services; and

        WHEREAS, if these services disappear, more women are likely to contract
        diseases that will imperil their lives and lead to highly expensive
        Medicaid and Medicare bills borne by taxpayers; and

        WHEREAS, these programs are essential to reducing rates of unintended
        pregnancy and preventing the increase of the number of women with
        cervical and breast cancers who are not diagnosed until the cancers are
        in the late stages; and

        NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of
        Mayors affirms the importance of women's reproductive rights; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors urges Congress
        and the states to pursue a positive agenda that reaffirms fundamental
        rights and improves women's access to safe and comprehensive
        reproductive-health care."
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