The Assault on #ReproductiveHealth Continues w/ @MaureenShaw — #KatieSpeakShow Ep124 3/10/2018

In brief: The lovely Maureen Shaw is back on the show to update us on the current assault on reproductive health. Budget reductions, the revamping of abstinence-only sex ed (which is a public health hazard no matter what you call it), and the human rights bureau of the State Department cutting back its annual report — primarily in the section that chronicles racial, ethnic and sexual discrimination. This whole show is like an advertisement for why EVERYONE must vote in November to reduce this heinous, power-hungry president’s ability to pass permanent legislation. We may not have a shot at the White House for two more years, but we can flip Congress this November. Make SURE you’re registered at

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My take…

IMPORTANT: SIGN SIGN SIGN and SHARE this petition which will be delivered to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on behalf of activist Alejandra Pablos, who is being held WITHOUT BOND or charge in Arizona

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”

Artwork courtesy of The Repeal Hyde Art Project: website; store; Twitter; Facebook


“Trump’s budget is an unmitigated disaster for abortion rights and reproductive health” via THINK:

“State Department report will trim language on women’s rights, discrimination” via Politico

Florida voter registration info — including EARLY registering of teens

“Oregon legislature passes bill strengthening state’s gun laws” via The Hill

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Maureen Shaw: Twitter; website

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