IDC Members Vote “NO” to Planned Parenthood Funding

April 14th, 2017

  On April 4, 2017, NYS Senator Persaud introduced an amendment to the NYS budget that proposed emergency funding for Planned Parenthood if and when the federal government cut funding to the organization. In her comments, Senator Persaud detailed the need for the services and the people who rely on them. All 8 IDC members  … Read more


The On-Going Attacks on Planned Parenthood

September 15th, 2015

To anti-choice extremists. Planned Parenthood is the symbol of women’s reproductive freedom, which to them is unbearable. In July, anti-choice zealots launched their war on women with a guerrilla-style attack on Planned Parenthood. Seemingly out of nowhere they hurled heavily edited videos at the media, that supposedly showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of  … Read more


2013 – What Lies Ahead

December 28th, 2012

Wow, what a year 2012 has been. On the one hand, we had pro-choice victories across the country and in New York, with women’s rights candidates winning big. More women will serve in the US Senate in 2013 than ever before. You did this. We did this together. But on the other hand, there was  … Read more


Candidate Bob Cohen is Anti-Choice!!

September 27th, 2012

Bob Cohen is anti-choice!  NO if’s and’s or but’s about it. This man will say anything to get elected and that makes him the most dangerous kind of candidate there is. Bob Cohen already has a history of turning his back on the women of Westchester. In the spring of 2012, Choice Matters tried to  … Read more


News Alert: There will be NO ProChoice Voting Guide This Year unless…

August 10th, 2012

There will be no bright yellow ProChoice voting guide in your mailbox this election year unless we can raise $33,000 by September 30th. The implications of this are huge, and all are negative for the pro-choice community. Anti-choice candidates will win, and pro-choice candidates will lose, because you will not know one from the other.  … Read more


Astorino Supports Terrorizing Women – Vetoes Clinic Access Bill

May 24th, 2012

Last Friday, just minutes after the conclusion of a press conference calling on the County Executive to support safe access of reproductive health care centers, Astorino vetoed  the bill. (Watch the Press Conference.) He cited a litany of trumped up arguments that he rehearsed on Channel 12 the weekend before. These manufactured arguments have all  … Read more


Clinic Access Bill Passes, But For How Long?

May 13th, 2012

The Good News: The Clinic Access Bill Passed The Bad News: Two Legislators Betrayed Us! Let me start by saying thank you to those who came out. Because you were there, you gave force and conviction to our words. The great news is that we won. The vote by our legislators on the Reproductive Health  … Read more


Nicholas D. Kristoff, you got it right! “Beyond Pelvic Politics”

February 13th, 2012

Beyond Pelvic Politics By Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, 2/11/2012 I MAY not be as theologically sophisticated as American bishops, but I had thought that Jesus talked more about helping the poor than about banning contraceptives. The debates about pelvic politics over the last week sometimes had a patronizing tone, as if birth  … Read more


President Obama, Contraception & the First Amendment

February 13th, 2012

“Under intense pressure from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, President Obama today said that the White House would not back down from its guarantee that insurance companies must cover contraception without co-pays.  Instead, the President announced that it would adjust the policy so that women who work for religiously-affiliated employers like Catholic hospitals can  … Read more