April 14th, 2017

IDC Members Vote “NO” to Planned Parenthood Funding

  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
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September 15th, 2015

The On-Going Attacks on Planned Parenthood

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
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December 28th, 2012

2013 – What Lies Ahead

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
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December 19th, 2012

Seemingly Insurmountable Challenges, Our Unprecedented Victories & the On-going War on Women

Why, after electing a pro-choice president to a second term, increasing the number of pro-choice elected officials in Congress and in Albany, and electing an historic number of pro-choice women to office in Washington, does it still feel like 1965?
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September 27th, 2012

Candidate Bob Cohen is Anti-Choice!!

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
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August 10th, 2012

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

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
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May 24th, 2012

Astorino Supports Terrorizing Women – Vetoes Clinic Access Bill

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
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May 13th, 2012

Clinic Access Bill Passes, But For How Long?

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
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February 13th, 2012

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

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
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February 13th, 2012

President Obama, Contraception & the First Amendment

“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
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