No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  June 26, 2022: The Supreme Court has issued its long-dreaded decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. (In)Justice Alito wrote the opinion, as he did the draft that Politico leaked in May, which we analyzed in our earlier article. The final decision looks very much like the … Continue reading No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning

Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  UPDATE: June 24, 2022: The Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. (In)Justice Alito authored the opinion, as he did the draft leaked in May, and the final decision looks very much like the appalling leaked draft: it overturns Roe … Continue reading Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here

California For All: StateStrong Advocacy

By Ann G. Daniels and Rebecca Dean Deadline: April 20 - Sometimes it seems the news is full of horrible state legislation, like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the Texas law authorizing child abuse charges and penalties against parents, medical facilities, teachers and even the general public who support trans kids and their families. … Continue reading California For All: StateStrong Advocacy

Georgia (and AL, KY, OH, TX …) On My Mind – and Out of My Uterus

It's all over everywhere on social media: Women, leave Georgia. Leave Alabama, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky. And: No rights, no sex! We at Indivisible East Bay respectfully wish to say: that's not a plan. Running away, starting over, is only a fantasy for most women. Most women don't have the privilege, or the money, or the … Continue reading Georgia (and AL, KY, OH, TX …) On My Mind – and Out of My Uterus

Say something, before the gag goes in

You have until July 31. TL;DR: That's the end of the period for you to comment on the "gag rule" that the Administration has proposed to try to destroy Planned Parenthood. Of course, that's not what the proposal says ... in a nutshell, as the Sacramento Bee put it: The proposal would deny federal Title X … Continue reading Say something, before the gag goes in

Keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court

We know, you don't need a singing elf on a unicorn to get you to oppose a Supreme Court nominee with a record against abortion rights, environmental protection, consumer protection, and common sense gun safety - but we're giving you one anyway! Brett Kavanaugh, nominated not long after the Fourth of July (ain't irony great), … Continue reading Keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court

Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients

More than any other, two social issues have defined the conservative political agenda: no gun control and no abortions. A cynic might interpret this as conservatives being more concerned about the rights of fetuses than protecting children in our schools from getting shot — but let’s put that aside for the moment. Instead, let’s focus … Continue reading Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients