feminism, health care, Women, Women's rights

Our Ever Wise Congressman Peter DeFazio’s take on a woman’s choice

A woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body, pregnancy, and parenthood are under attack, Diane.

I stand with women across this country who have been repeatedly victimized by the Trump administration, the Supreme Court nominations, and now their very own state legislatures.

In the past several months, five states have passed barbaric legislation that effectively eliminates a woman’s right to access a safe, legal abortion.

Earlier this week, the Alabama Senate approved the nation’s strictest measure which bans abortion at every stage of pregnancy, even in horrific instances of rape and incest. Last night, Governor Kay Ivey signed this unconstitutional bill into law.

This morning, it was Missouri and Louisiana.

If Republicans have their way, survivors of sexual assault would be forced to bear the children of their attacker. Doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison – a harsher punishment than those convicted of second-degree rape. It’s not only cruel, butCircles of women fr it’s also unconscionable, Diane.

These bills are direct attacks to Roe v Wade and established law; I’ll fight against them at every opportunity. We need to stand strong in the face of this extremism and push back by electing more progressive, pro-choice leaders to public office. You can guarantee that I’ll continue my work to support our progressive freshman House Members and carve out more seats in 2020.

I have always said that women and their doctors are the only ones who should be making their health care decisions. I have always fought to expand access to reproductive healthcare and I’ve always stood with Planned Parenthood against baseless and deceptive attacks. I’m proud of my 100% rating from NARAL and will continue to be a vocal pro-choice leader in Congress.

Stay strong, Peter DeFazio

Peter

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health care, literature, Uncategorized, women's literature

“God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” a short story by a caregiver about an elderly man.

Read my short story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” about a caregiver and her elderly resident in a nursing home. The dignity and love shown to a man in the last years of his life.

http://settingforth.org/?cat=7&paged=3

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Dahia

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disability, health care, Uncategorized

Multiple Sclerosis can be misdiagnosed for years.

dide on the beach 2014

https://plus.google.com/110281594137407899585/posts/7Fy9Zjtofhc

I went years before i found out that I had MS. at first they thought i had sympathetic nerve dystrophy in my foot, I spend loads of money on PT and alternative medicine. It wasn’t until 6 years later that i was sent to a neurologist that i finally found out i had MS. It was a relief to finally find out what the heck was going on with my body.

I had balance problems, my foot dropped causing me to twist my ankle and wrench my upper leg muscles more than a few times. I found out that i had progressive MS, the kind that can keep steadily worsening. My right leg is partially paralyzed, i walk with a walker and sometimes need to use a wheelchair. I have severe back pain, which i can now get relief from massage. During the summer, i have to make sure i don’t get too warm, as people with MS don’t process heat correctly and it can cause me to get vertigo.

The fatigue that comes with MS is a constant companion. I have to ration out my energy so i don’t hit a wall and run out of energy. But its bearable, all of it, i still have a quality of life i have always longed for. I became a writer and published three books in a paperback book called “The Eve Chronicles”.

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