Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

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I loved Nick Kristof’s column in the NYT this morning…

… called “Bonuses for Billionaires….”

If you’d like a very funny summary of the values of Republican/Teaparty thought on busting the deficit, check it out HERE.

Quote for the Day – Women should have free access to birth control…

According to Salon:

Free birth control should be offered to all American women as a part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The report, released Tuesday, detailed services that should be classified as preventative medicine under the act and as such should be fully covered by insurers.

“… currently, nearly one in three women finds it difficult to pay for birth control, and that’s why the United States has a far higher unintended-pregnancy rate than other industrialized countries.”

– Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America

Although this is likely to open up a can of worms, it is certainly worth considering.

You can sign a petition HERE.