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Washington state senate approves bill mandating abortion coverage

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Demorats: Making sure somebody pays for (my body) my choice.
From MyNorthwest.com: The Washington State Senate approved a bill that would require health insurers covering maternity care to also cover abortions.
“Washington has long led the way on this issue, and passing the Reproductive Parity Act (RPA) will be yet another example of that,” said state Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens), who introduced the bill this legislative session in Olympia. “It should pass, and we should move quickly on it because these days it’s really anybody’s guess as to what the Trump administration will or won’t do next.”
Hobbs, along with Rep. Eileen Cody (D-Seattle), in the House, have introduced this bill in the upper chamber for years, but it hasn’t passed despite some bi-partisan support. When it was first discussed in 2012, it failed 26-23. With Democrats recently taking control of the Washington state Senate, Hobbs believes that the shift in power will lead to swift passage.
Washington state already has laws in places that protects reproductive health rights; voters passed an initiative in 1991 that would keep protections in place for women in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned. What SB 6219 focuses on is affordability of coverage.
The average cost for an abortion is around $650, and the monthly income of a full-time, low-wage worker in the Puget Sound region is $1,400, according to The Northwest Abortion Access Fund – an organization that helps women pay for care.
Activists say that this bill is a step forward to help alleviate the cost of an abortion for many women so they don’t have to seek additional financial help. It would also set up a type of reimbursement program for women — including non-citizens — without insurance or who are on Medicaid.
But some families will still be left with high deductibles. Also, when a woman passes a certain point age of pregnancy, the cost increases.
But right now, Rogers (I don’t know who this Rogers person is; not previously identified in this article) says with facing potentially harmful federal restrictions under the Trump administration on funding for legal abortion, the RPA would make sure that state law applies as broadly as possible without violating those restrictions.
Some believe taxpayers aren’t responsible for funding this
Human Life of Washington — a right to life group — strongly opposes RPA. Its government relations expert Sarah Davenport-Smith says it forces taxpayers who are against contraception and abortion to pay for something they don’t support.
According to Davenport-Smith, while abortions and abortifacient drugs are legal, there is no requirement for taxpayers to fund them.
Why supporters think this needs to pass now
The political climate is also why the bill covers several rules for birth control access, said Executive Director Tiffany Hankins of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, a chapter of a national organization that supports women making personal decisions about their reproductive health.
Many of these rules ensuring contraceptive equity and affordability already exist through the Washington state insurance commissioner’s office. Under their rules, most health plans currently must cover Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods prescribed by their in-network medical provider, and this is without people having to deal with copays, deductibles, and coinsurance.
But having these rules in a bill would strengthen those rules. People could see changes as soon as 2019 if the bill passes. It specifically applies to a health plan issued or renewed on Jan. 1, 2019.
Read the rest of the story here.
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Hollyweird actress wants "old white guys in suits" to talk about birth control

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I would expect this narrative from an actress who supports baby butchers Planned Parenthood.
And where ‘ya been Sophia? Didn’t you know that men CAN get pregnant? What a transphobe.
From Cosmopolitan: When Sophia Bush, 35, isn’t fighting crime as Detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D., or reminiscing about the good ol’ days playing Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill, the actor uses social media to tackle topics that matter to her, including women’s rights. She recently teamed up with Teva Women’s Health to launch the #NoHormonesPlz campaign, which reminds women to talk to each other and their doctors about birth-control options — there are many! She recently spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about why she cares:
Why are you speaking out about birth-control options now?
It’s [important to] talk about empowering women by giving them sovereignty over their own bodies, particularly in a climate where women’s rights are being attacked. I’m lucky that I went to a very progressive all-girls school growing up, and it felt like a safe space for these issues to be discussed. Not everyone has that luxury.
It’s hyper important to make sure people know that what their options are — especially in a time where people don’t know what kinds of care they’re going to have access to in the first place.
Some women need to use hormonal birth control because of endometriosis or because of their skin or because whatever’s going on in their particular body and their particular cocktail of DNA. Some women don’t want to add anything to the mix of their body or fare much better with birth control that is non-hormonal. You shouldn’t have to take a birth control that doesn’t agree with your body.
When did you first start talking about birth-control options?
I remember a conversation in high school with a friend who started taking birth control because of skin benefits. Later, I was like, “Wait a minute, was that a rouse? Was that a thing people said so they didn’t have to talk about whether or not they were having sex? Why are women encouraged to treat how they take care of their bodies as something that has to be excused by something else?”
How do you think we can get men more involved in the birth-control conversation?
We have to shift the conversation to include men, which means it shouldn’t be about girls wanting to be sexually active and not get pregnant or girls being promiscuous as certain arenas of old white guys in suits would like to tell us. Like, slow down, bro. The real point of having a birth-control conversation is talking about how a woman, whether she’s single or has a partner, gets to plan her life. For instance, if you’re in a master’s program, you might not want to have a kid until after that’s done. We should be looking at birth control as an education issue and a workforce issue. If men could get pregnant, the birth-control conversation would be incredibly different.
In what ways has access to birth control enabled your career?
I work in TV. I can’t just get pregnant — that’s not an option for me, and for many women who can’t just be like, “Oh, looks like I misread the calendar and I’m just going to be out of work for a while.” That’s not a thing, especially in a world in which we don’t have guaranteed paid family leave.
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Disney Princesses Show the Terrifying Reality Facing Women in Trump's America

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From mindsaymohan Instagram


Trump Derangement Syndrome on steroids.
From Glamour: Just days into his presidency, President Donald Trump began to take steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). After a midnight Senate vote left the road clear for Trump to gut the health care plan, millions of Americans stand in limbo—uncertain if they stand to lose the coverage they gained under the Act, and even more unclear on what plan Trump has to replace it. What is certain, however, is that the effects of repealing Obamacare will be devastating, especially for women (nevermind the fact that because of Obamacare, my health insurance premiums went up 80% this year and I have a crazy high deductible).
To help drive this point home, illustrator Maritza Lugo and writer Danielle Sepulveres employed their “god-given talents” to combat the “GOP’s war on women,” Lugo writes on Instagram. The Latina duo revamped their series of illustrations featuring Disney princesses attempting to go to the gynecologist (which first debuted last year as part of cervical cancer awareness month)—and it now includes the new, terrifying realities these princesses would face if the Affordable Care Act was repealed.
They include Elena of Avalor being turned away from Planned Parenthood, Aladdin and Jasmine forced to hold a funeral for their miscarried child, Belle having to pay out-of-pocket for birth control, Pocahontas being denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, and Tiana having trouble getting her HPV vaccine. Lugo draws the Disney illustrations, Sepulveres writes the captions, and the results are poignant, to say the least.
The picture above is of Elena of Avalaor, Disney’s first Latina princess, “going to Planned Parenthood to stand against the evil stepsisters of the GOP.” Belle “was super happy to get birth control. As someone who was dependent on it, finding out she was denied her refill will only make Belle’s life a little harder.”
Read the rest of the hyperbole here.
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Sandra Fluke's Dilemma is Solved – She Needs to be declared an EPA Wetlands Protected Area


Many of you have likely seen the heart rending testimony of Ms. Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, before a Congressional Committee a few weeks ago. She was lamenting that no one would subsidize her birth control expenses, which she claimed would amount to $3000 during her three years in law school.
After watching Ms. Fluke describe her desperate situation I set to thinking of ways to help her out of her crisis.
First, of course I had to pass through the grieving period I experienced after hearing of her inhumane treatment at the hands of the Georgetown administration and our Government � what cruelty lurks in the heart of men that they would leave this poor woman to fend for herself when all she wanted to do was get laid seven times a day (see my analysis below).
Once I recovered from my grief, I set to thinking about ways to help this poor girl. Being a Physicist, I sat down with my calculator and worked through some numbers.
Ms. Fluke’s expense account for birth control (aka sexual entertainment) was claimed to be $3000 for three years at law school. Let’s presume that as an educated woman she wants to be doubly safe and uses both birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and condoms to prevent STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Using the Wal-Mart cost for birth control pills of $9 per month, her birth control pills will cost her $324 for her entire law school career (if you can call it a career � I can think of other names). This leaves only $2676 for her condoms.
I went to Amazon.com, and found quality condoms available for 33 cents each in packages of 60 condoms each. This cost includes tax and shipping. Since she has $2676 for her 33 cent condoms, she will be buying 8109 condoms during her law school “career”�.
To use her 8109 condoms (remember, $3000 was Ms. Fluke’s own number) she would have to have sex 7 times a day. This number presumes that she has sex ten times a day on Sundays when she has more free time.
So, having worked through these numbers, I have some suggestions for Ms. Fluke to help her work through her crisis:
1. Find dates that are gentlemanly enough to either provide their own condoms, or at least split the cost with her. Selection criteria is the key to this one.
2. Spend more time studying. Even seven “quickies” a day will seriously cut into quality study time. This would not only save money but would improve her education as well.
3. Seek funding from the EPA from one of their Wetlands Protection programs surely Ms. Fluke’s nether regions would qualify as wetlands given sex seven times a day.
Just trying to help out a starving student.
By the way, the average starting salary of new Georgetown Law School graduates is $160,000 a year, FYI.
Booth R. Myers, PhD
 H/T Kelleigh
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Roe v. Wade Spawned New Industry

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This is a companion to Dr. Eowyn’s previous post entitled Aborted Human Fetal Cells in Your Food, Vaccines and Cosmetics that lists corporations involved with the use of fetal cells.  After reading that eyeopener, I did further research.  This video is based on information found in a 2010 article on medical ethics entitled “Commercial Markets Created by Abortion.
Price List       Back Page of Brochure
72 page doctoral thesis on which the article, “Commercial Markets Created by Abortion” is online with searchable links:  https://o.b5z.net/i/u/10060511/f/Licentiate_Thesis_PDF1.pdf
Other articles on the Fellowship of Minds have more detailed information about the education establshment’s goal to sexualize  little children. See The War On Childhood Escalates .
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Going after our children…

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Canby school board to vote on birth control proposal

CANBY, Ore. – The Canby school board is set to vote on whether its high school health clinic can offer birth control to students.  The proposal could mean some girls could get birth control pills or other forms of contraception without their parents knowing about it.
Canby High School junior Hunter Mead is a Youth Advisory Board member advocating for the county-run health clinic on campus to expand its services by prescribing and issuing the following types of contraception:
•    Birth control pills
•    Ortho Evra patches
•    Depo Provera shots
•    Nuva rings
This is giving students the tools to build more secure futures for themselves,” said Mead. The Canby proposal does not include condoms or the morning-after pill.
According to Oregon law, birth control can be offered to students who are at least 15 years old without a parent’s consent or notification.  Oregon and Washington are among 7 states in the U.S. that do not require parental notification.
Not every student at Canby High School supports the idea, even if it reduces the number of pregnancies.  “It’s kind of their own fault too, you bring it on yourself” said student Tanner Jaeckel.
An online community survey conducted by the Canby School District shows 58 percent of voters want the school’s teen pregnancy policies left alone.  The school board meets Thursday night to vote on the proposal.
This is just another part of the Communist Goals for America as Eowyn wrote about earlier this month.  Get control of the children and discredit the family as an institution.
I would argue with Hunter Mead that there are much better ways to ” give students the tools to build more secure futures for themselves”.  Number one would be to allow the parents the responsibility to raise and teach their children the tools they believe are best for their own children. 
Secondly, why should the state – or any government agency – be allowed to disperse medications that can adversely affect a teenager’s health?  A teenager is not fully able to comprehend the consequences of these medical side effects.  How is that going to produce a “secure future” for them?

  • Side effects of Nuva ring: The most common adverse events reported by 5 to 14% of the 2501 women who used Nuva Ring in five clinical trials were: vaginitis (14.1%), headache (9.8%), upper respiratory tract infection (8.0%), leukorrhea (5.8%), sinusitis (5.7%), nausea (5.2%), and weight gain (4.9%).
  • Side effects of Depo Provera: Can affect menstrual bleeding. After a year of use, 55% of women experience amenorrhoea; after 2 years, the rate rises to 68%. In the first months of use “irregular or unpredictable bleeding or spotting, or rarely, heavy or continuous bleeding” was reported.  Long-term studies of users of Depo Provera have found slight or no increased overall risk of breast cancer. However, the study population did show a slightly increased risk of breast cancer in recent users (Depo use in the last four years) under age 35, similar to that seen with the use of combined oral contraceptive pills.
  • Side effects of Ortho Evra: The most frequent adverse events reported while using the Ortho Evra patch were: breast discomfort, engorgement or pain (22%), headache (21%), application site reaction (17%), nausea (17%), upper respiratory tract infection (10%), menstrual cramps (10%), and abdominal pain (9%).

I just have to scratch my head wondering why the parents weren’t more vocal when these laws were put into place by our government officials.
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How to give a cat a Pill..ouch

  1. Sit on sofa. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your elbow as though
    you were going to give a bottle to a baby. Talk softly to it.
  2. With right hand, position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s
    mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. (be
    patient) As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and
    swallow. Drop pill into mouth. Let go of cat, noticing the direction it runs.
  3. Pick the pill up off the floor and go get the cat from behind sofa. Cradle
    cat in left arm and repeat process. Sit on floor in kitchen, wrap arm around cat
    as before, drop pill in mouth. Let go of cat, noticing the direction it runs.
  4. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. Scoot across floor to
    pick up pill, and go find the cat. Bring it back into the kitchen. Take new pill
    from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand.
    Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth
    shut for a count of ten. Drop pill into mouth.
  5. Pry claws from back legs out of your arm. Go get the cat, pick up
    half-dissolved pill from floor and drop it into garbage can.
  6. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of closet. Call spouse
    from backyard. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front
    and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly
    with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and
    rub cat’s throat vigorously.
  7. Retrieve cat from curtain rod, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to
    buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered Doulton figures
    from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
  8. Get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill
    in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking
    straw.
  9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to
    take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet
    with cold water and soap.
  10. Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard
    and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert
    spoon. Flick pill down throat with rubber band.
  11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold
    compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw T-shirt
    away and fetch new one from bedroom.
  12. Call fire department to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize to
    neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take another pill
    from foil wrap.
  13. Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg
    of dining table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed, force cat’s mouth
    open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet
    steak. Hold head vertically and pour one cup of water down throat to wash pill
    down.
  14. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor
    stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call at
    furniture shop on way home to order new table.
  15. Get last pill from bottle. Go into bathroom and get a fluffy towel. Stay in
    the bathroom with the cat, and close the door.
  16. Sit on bathroom floor, wrap towel around kitty, leaving only his head
    exposed. Cradle kitty in the crook of your arm, and pick up pill off of counter.
  17. Retrieve cat from top of shower door (you didn’t know that cats can jump 5
    feet straight up in the air, did you?), and wrap towel around it a little
    tighter, making sure its paws can’t come out this time. With fingers at either
    side of its jaw, pry it open and pop pill into mouth. Quickly close mouth (his,
    not yours).
  18. Sit on floor with cat in your lap, stroking it under the chin and talking
    gently to it for at least a half hour, while the pill dissolves.
  19. Unwrap towel, open bathroom door. Wash off scratches in warm soapy water,
    comb your hair, and go find something to occupy your time for 7-1/2 hours.
  20. Arrange for SPCA to get cat and call local pet shop to see if they have any
    hamsters.
  21. ~Steve~           Insperation from Miss Sage. :       
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