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"Step two: Call and e-mail these anti-choice lawmakers and tell them you're watching and will work to defeat them. Step three: Work to defeat them."
OK, great ... we're with you, we'll call/email them ... but what should we say? Most of The Stranger's audience isn't represented by these people – a bit of prompting and "next steps" on how to take action would help your readers. Just a suggestion.
It's kind of important to know which bill you're talking about when you write or call a legislator.
Nobody--men, especially--has any right to dictate women's health issues, despite what the female pro-life lobbyists, such as LuAnn van Weirgen and others of her religious based ilk also claim.
Thank you, Heidi Groover, for sharing an informative article.
It isn't as simple as "shut up and be a human broodmare, like Blonde Baptist Walla Walla Jesus commands".
The fact remains that it is west of the Cascades where the Dems have lost the legislature. There are 17 House seats, 10 Senate seats held by Republicans in districts where Obama won in 2012. The reason for this (and Inslee's sad poll numbers) is that the House and Senate Caucuses, not local party activists control candidate selection and funding. And they continue to put up conservaDems who are less inspiring than Obama's warmed over Hope and Change was in 2012.
"State Legislator Asks Teens About Virginity Status"
The embarrassing part is, I'm stone sober right now.
In the insurance world, there are elective and non-elective abortions, non-elective abortions are going to be covered as they are treatment for a specific medical condition/disease, but an elective abortion is considered not to be treating a disease, so it may not be covered.
Not weighing in on any debates, but that is how things work in the current health insurance market.