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I am a vet and I was raped

And yeah the harassment was just part of life.

I never reported it or told while I was in because I knew it would end my career if I told.

This makes me angry enough that I fear for my mental health at the moment.

GOP War against contraception

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/republican-war-birth-control-contraception


The Republican War on Contraception


Not satisfied with restricting abortion rights, the GOP is now coming after your birth control.

—By Nick Baumann


Last year was not a great one for abortion rights. First, congressional Republicans attempted to deny statutory rape victims access to Medicaid-funded abortions (twice). Then GOP-dominated state legislatures pushed record numbers of laws limiting abortion rights, including proposals that could have treated killing abortion providers as "justifiable homicide."

Yet in the past six months, social conservatives have widened their offensive, and their new target is clear: Not satisfied with making it harder to obtain legal abortions, they want to limit access to birth control, too.

"Contraception is under attack in a way it really wasn't in the past few years," says Judy Waxman, the vice president for health and reproductive rights at the National Women's Law Center. "In 2004, we could not find any group—the National Right to Life Committee, the Bush campaign, anyone—that would go on the record to say they're opposed to birth control," adds Elizabeth Shipp, the political director for NARAL Pro-Choice America. "We couldn't find them in 2006 either, and in 2008 it was just fringe groups. In 2010, 2011, and this year, it's just exploded."

(The rest of the article is at link shown above.)
Posted by LiberalLoner | Thu Feb 9, 2012, 10:02 AM (4 replies)

I'm glad this is being brought up as a problem instead of being covered up.

http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/153923/the_invisible_war_of_military_women_/
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