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With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate passes anti-Planned Parenthood bill

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking Senate vote Thursday to pass legislation that will allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions.The measure, which now goes to President Trump for his signature, dismisses an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to such organizations.Pence’s vote was needed to break a 50-50 tie. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with their party, voting against the measure.

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Sorry about yet another political post, but I didn’t even know this was going on? I knew it was part of the republicans horrendous health care plan, but I  am the only one who feels like this was a sucker punched?  Fuck you each and every one of these Republicans.  I also want to thank SenatorCollinsns and Murkowski who actually stood up against their own party and voted against this.  I want every woman who believes in reproductive care to donate to planned parenthood if you are not already doing it. Apparently, this life-saving organization  Also, just for those pro-life assholes who are cheering this move, I would like to remind you guys that it is ALREADY A LAW that makes illegal for tax funds to fund abortions. So this is just another unnecessary attack on one of the few healthcare providers for low-income women.

‘Rise’ For Women’s Equality: A National Minute Of Silence Planned For January 21, 2017

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On Saturday, January 21, 2017, there are women’s marches and rallies planned in all 50 states. To inspire and mobilize in a symbolic action on behalf of the rights of women and girls, BETTY band member Alyson Palmer along with Gloria Steinem and others, have created the new initiative 1@1.At 1:00pm Eastern Time and the exact same moment in every time zone in America, 1@1 is asking women and their allies to stand up for equality for one minute of silent solidarity.  In a statement on the 1@1 website they explain:From Hawaii to Maine, Alaska to Florida, and every great state in between, for one shared silent minute, we rise for our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, and ourselves.1@1 is one calm, unifying moment for all who believe in the American dream of tolerance, liberty and justice for all. It is one simple minute to help us realize how similar we all are individually, how powerful we are, connected.Whether able to attend a rally or not, all Americans can join this unifying action on behalf of women, girls and the future of our nation.

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I’m taking the pledge to do this moment of silence, because more now than ever people need to stand up for women’s rights.

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