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Pro-choice activists combating Florida anti-abortion ballot measure listen

09/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate privacy rights and could be another conservative step toward outlawing abortions in Florida. Vivian Taylor, volunteer coordinator for the group I Am Choice, said at a press conference in St. Petersburg Amendment 6 would demonize women for their reproductive choices.

“No one wants their medical records or their personal information made public information and that’s what Amendment 6 would do in essence.”

She said that’s becaus...


Sebelius: federal healthcare law gives options to women listen

03/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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More than 17 million American women are uninsured, but the health care law signed by President Barack Obama could drastically reduce that number. Many provisions in the law make preventative care more accessible and affordable for women of all ages.

Tanya Showers said she’s been without basic health insurance for at least 4 years.

“It’s been very hard. I go to the hospital sometimes, to the emergency room just to get help."...

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US Dept of Labor provides services for women veterans at "Stand Down" listen

09/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With help from the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, Tampa Crossroads lined up free services and help for Women’s Veterans in Tampa on Saturday at "Stand Down, Stand Up for Women Veterans." More than 30 organizations set up at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, where women vets were offered a variety of services ranging from education assistance, counseling, and ev...

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Dr. Christian Northrup - advocate for women's health

11/06/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr. Christian Northrup, M.D., has been a leading advocate for women's health for over 30 years. She is especially involved in giving women the information and knowledge to empower them in their medical decisions. Dr. Northrup feels that women would be better served if October was devoted to breast health rather than breast cancer. Her book Women's Bodies; Women's Wisdom is considered by many women to be one of the most useful and informative repositories of women's health. What do you thi...

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"Walk In My Shoes" Aims to Spread Awareness of Sexual and Domestic Violence listen

04/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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If you drove down Kennedy this morning, you may have noticed a few dozen people walking down the road wearing blue shirts. They were marching to raise awareness of sexual abuse. But the journey for Lauren Book-Lim, the event’s organizer, started a long way back.

Lauren Book-Lim has just reached the halfway point of a 500-mile walk from South Florida to Tallahassee. The Tampa leg started at the Alpha House, a center that houses pregnant women and new mo...

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Are the war on terror, women’s reproductive rights?

06/13/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

After witnessing the impact of President George W. Bush's reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, Michelle Goldberg, journalist, author, and longtime critic of Bush's policies on sexual and reproductive health, decided that a book about the global battle for reproductive justice was long overdue. So she wrote The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World.

The cover art depicting a woman holding the Earth on her shoulders is more than appropriate for this deeply-resear...

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