Why It's More Important Than Ever to Defend Reproductive Rights

In a move that surprised almost no one, the Supreme Court decided Monday that Hobby Lobby, a corporate entity, can somehow claim that paying for contraception for its employees violates its (the corporation's) religious sensibilities. This comes on top of last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down the Massachusetts law that kept abortion protesters a decent distance from patients entering and leaving abortion clinics....more
Absolutely, Ericamore

Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion. ...more
So if your faith tells you the transfusions are not allowed do you have the right refuse ...more

I Met Hillary Clinton at Her 'Hard Choices' Book Signing

Ok, so it was for only a brief moment as I walked through the book signing line, but it was a very exciting moment! ...more
Rena, I have not yet read the book.  I will be reading it as soon as I finish my current novel. ...more

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision May Be a Disaster for Republicans

 Nick Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist,...more

Buffer Zones and Birth Control

This post has been clawing at my brain. Have you ever delayed writing something because you know it’s going to make you feel all the feels and then you’ll need a stiff drink and to kick about 27 dogs? (I would never kick a dog. Well, I did once but it was loose and charging my baby in his stroller…that dog got it right in the ribs.) What I mean to say is I would like to kick several Supreme Court Justices. Right now. I would totally kick at least five in the ass....more

Freedom of Religion and Obamacare: The Hobby Lobby Decision Explained

Because I feel it's necessary, based on all the misinformation and puzzlement I have been hearing, here is a plain-English explanation of what went down at the United States Supreme Court last week. I hope it will explain for laypersons, in and out of the United States, what everyone is talking about, with as little politicizing and legalese as possible. (If you're a regular reader, you already know what I think.) ...more

#RealMenWait4Yes, Because They Know They Are Worthy of It

Rape is when a woman’s right to refuse sex is taken away from her.Rape is when a woman must pay for her survival with her body.Rape is when sex is taken whether or not a woman is physically or mentally capable of giving her consent.Rape is when intimidation is used to compel a woman to engage in sex when she would refuse if she were in an environment where she could otherwise do so safely....more

What does "corporations are people" actually mean?

In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling on Hobby Lobby and other corporate giants being allowed to deny women birth control within their health coverage plans because it goes against their religious beliefs, I thought a primer on the laws surrounding corporations as people was in order....more

Supreme Mistake by Court

The Supreme Court just made a supreme mistake:  They decided employers don't have to pay for birth control....more

When the Court Creates a new Justice.

 When women are told what to do with in their personal lives. when women are forbidden basic choiceswhen women are shown once again that they are second class citizens...more

Why It's More Important Than Ever to Defend Reproductive Rights

In a move that surprised almost no one, the Supreme Court decided Monday that Hobby Lobby, a corporate entity, can somehow claim that paying for contraception for its employees violates its (the corporation's) religious sensibilities. This comes on top of last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down the Massachusetts law that kept abortion protesters a decent distance from patients entering and leaving abortion clinics....more
Absolutely, Ericamore

Fourth of July, 2014. Corruptio optimi pessima.

 I’m a West Wing girl. I mean, I love The West Wing. I think it’s the finest show ever written for TV, bar none. I think Aaron Sorkin is a genius, and if I could have lunch with one person who is alive today, believe it or not, it would be him....more

Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion. ...more
So if your faith tells you the transfusions are not allowed do you have the right refuse ...more