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GUEST POST: Women’s Health Matters in Race for County Commissioner

by Rep. Ellie Boldman Hill, with co-signers: Nancy Keenan, former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rep. Diane Sands, Rep. Nancy Wilson, Senator Sue Malek, Montana Senate Candidate Cynthia Wolken, Councilwoman Caitlin Copple, Councilwoman Emily Bentley, Rep. Kim Dudik, Councilwoman Marilyn Marler When it comes to the race for…

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TEA Party Fact Check: 8 Imbecilic Arguments Used to Justify Eliminating Women’s Health Care in Ravalli County

On Friday, GOP county commissioners Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows, Ron Stolz, J.R. Iman, and Greg Chilcot eliminated all women’s health services from Ravalli County, including breast and cervical cancer screening and even birth control, men’s testicular cancer screening, mammograms, breast cancer screenings, birth control, STD…

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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to..

…Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss.  For ranting against abortion after saying she’d had one herself; and for then eliminating all women’s health services from a county health clinic, a clinic which doesn’t even provide abortions. Foss and her fellow Republicans eliminated all women’s health services from the…

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Huckabee Identifies Cause of School Shooting

What caused the horrific school shooting in Connecticut? Mike Huckabee, who was actually the former governor of Arkansas, has the answer.   Huckabee went on FoxNews to share his wisdom with the world. It’s birth control, which Huckabee calls “abortion pills.” Ninety-eight percent of women…

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Jent Miffed

Montana state Senator Larry Jent is miffed at me because I drew attention to his anti-birth control vote in the legislature last week.  On Jent’s Facebook page he claims that the GOP bill he’s supporting “did not even mention contraception…It seems that cowgirls lie as…

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The Fight Against Discrimination in Women’s Health Care

Pam Bucy has a guest editorial in the Missoulian today in which she proudly recounts how she fought, as Deputy Attorney General, for women’s prescription drug coverage, a benefit that insurance companies once denied. She writes: Contraception has not always been a partisan or gendered…

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The Imbecility Backfires

The sudden obsession with rolling back women’s rights to the 18th century has meant a drop in the polls for Republicans and a surge in fundraising for women’s rights groups and candidates. The Republican attack on women has gone full-on crazy.  All the GOP presidential…

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Political Quick Hits

Justices Want Supreme Court to Hear Montana Challenge to Citizens United The Washington Post is reporting that two  justices are suggesting that the Supreme Court reconsider the Citizens United decision. Justice Ginsberg wrote: “Montana’s experience, and experience elsewhere since this court’s decision in Citizens United v….

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The Dirty Trick Republicans Played on the Catholic Bishops

The Catholic bishops shocked the nation this week when they came out loud and strong against birth control. Since studies show even 98% of Catholic women use birth control at some point in their lives, it makes you wonder why they did it. After all, laws…

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