Category Archives: 2019 Issues

UPDATE: Deadline extended! It’s not too late to add your voice- please email letters of support to protect abortion access in MA!

UPDATE: The committee will take testimony until next Monday, June 24.

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UPDATE! It’s not too late to add your voice- please email letters of support to protect abortion access in MA!

If you haven’t yet, please send a letter this weekend: A hearing has been scheduled for June 17, your letters of support are needed this week. PLEASE, USE YOUR VOICE A hearing on the ROE Act has been scheduled and the Catholic, MA GOP and anti-choice opposition are mobilizing their armies. We need to ACT to protect abortion access in

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UPDATE! MA Roe Act: Need your letters of support to protect abortion access!

UPDATE: The committee will take testimony until next Monday, June 24. PLEASE, USE YOUR VOICE A hearing on the ROE Act has been scheduled and the Catholic, MA GOP and anti-choice opposition are mobilizing their armies. We need to ACT to protect abortion access in MA.  This is what you can do now. Last week the MA Legislative Joint Committee

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Facts vs. Myths in today’s abortion rhetoric

Our leadership group has been working on a quick reference for you to use when faced with opposition to abortion care access.  Thank you to Laurie Veninger for compiling our research in an easy to read, downloadable and shareable document, Abortion Myth – Fact.  This is the same sheet in two images, click on the images to download and –

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IMPEACHMENT: It’s time. Please use these tools to contact your MoC

Would you consider a small donation to help with the costs of this website and the work we do? Indivisible has provided us with a fundraising platform so that we can avoid the out-of-pocket expenses that come with keeping this movement alive.  You can donate here. It’s time for action! It’s time for, at the very least, an ‘impeachment inquiry’

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Anti-choice Movement Rhetoric, ‘infanticide’: The Latent Misogyny of Abortion Discourse

In order to effective advocate for women’s rights to access abortions and healthcare, we we have to understand the opposition.  Unfortunately, the local and national rhetoric has taken hold, even the media is using misleading terms. We will be talking a lot about this rhetoric. We want you to be equipped with the tools to respond to these arguments with

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Want to help women access abortion care in the U.S.? Here is a list of abortion funds, clinics, and advocacy groups, by state.

Recently, Steph Herold, MPH used a twitter thread to share a list of organizations that work on abortion access state by state. This took a lot of work, and we should use this information. Her thread was shared via a special reader that puts it all together, I’ve created a list using the information she provided and added to it,

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Thank You! Photos from events across the Cape. #STOPTHEBANS! We are taking part in the nationwide action- JOIN US

HYANNIS: ORLEANS ROTARY SANDWICH: FALMOUTH     #STOPTHEBANS! Join the Nation-wide Protests to Stop the Abortion Bans and Support the ROE Act! by Laurie V and Janet J Tuesday, May 21 at 12 noon, grab your friends, neighbors and families ad join us! If you aren’t on Cape Cod – check here for an event near you.   (If there is

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The MA Roe Act, what it is, and why it is so important now

UPDATES! The bill was passed on from the Joint Committee on Health to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Judiciary immediately scheduled a hearing and we plan to have a presence at this hearing, join us! See more details about the hearing and how to attend. If you can’t attend we ask that you send an email with written testimony,

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UPDATE: How did your legislator vote on the Cap on Kids!

UPDATE: The senate passed this bill and it was headed for engrossment then off to the Governor’s desk. The roll call for the vote is here. Vinnie DeMacedo supported an amendment that would have watered this bill down, but that amendment failed – this is the roll call for the amendment, he also offered his own amendment that would also

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UPDATE: How did your senator vote? Senate to vote on a bill to make ‘conversion therapy’ illegal THURSDAY – quick action needed!

The bill, H140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would make harmful “conversion therapy” for minors, illegal. Please contact your State Senator! Details and contact info here.

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‘Be the Dragon!’ Thoughts on our righteous anger

BE THE DRAGON! By Laurie Veninger Recently, I have been reading Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad, about the amazing history of the women’s movement and the often unspoken anger that propels it. It is not new to me that women are viewed and judged differently to men; that a woman speaking passionately is often deemed hysterical; that a wronged woman

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UPDATE: CALL TO ACTION! Call or send an email to committee members- there is no minimum age for marriage in MA!

Please share this post using the provided share buttons or this short link: https://wp.me/p76Khk-2pV Do you know in Massachusetts girls as young as twelve can marry?  Do you know that that girls as young as 14 are being forced to marry much older men in this state? These marriages essentially legalize sex with under-aged girls, acts that would otherwise be

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Why the issue of vaccinations hits us close to home – his name is Ollie

We’ve shared some news stories about the impact of not vaccinating children on our Facebook page and have been surprised at the numbers of people who not only want to defend their decisions to not vaccinate and insist it’s their “right,” but share information suggesting that vaccinating is more dangerous than not vaccinating. There are six of us who work

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