Women’s Health

Charlotte Pride March August 27th

Join us next weekend to celebrate Charlotte Pride with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic! Planned Parenthood is built on the fundamental belief that each individual has a basic right to self-determination. What better way to show our support and inclusion of the local LGBTQ community than to be out in full-force at the NC Pride Parade in Charlotte?   …

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Report: Abortion Restrictions Outcomes

Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women’s and Children’s Health and Well-being against Abortion Restrictions in the States- Volume II 08.01.17 – Anti-abortion politicians have quietly passed 391 laws restricting access to abortion since 2010. The politicians that push these laws often claim that they are necessary to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, and their children. …

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September General Meeting

Everybody In and Nobody Out (Health Care For All) Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD Chair, Health Care Justice – NC First United Methodist Church • 501 N. Tryon St. Park in garage. Entrance on Ninth St. between Tryon St. and Church St. Bring your parking ticket inside for validation   For more information Go to …

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2 Women Senators Are Real Mavericks

from Huff Post, by Emma Gray. McCain cast the unexpected vote, but Murkowski and Collins never wavered. Senator John McCain made headlines early Friday morning when he cast an unexpected “no” vote against the Senate GOP’s Health Care Freedom Act (a.k.a. “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act). His vote was indeed surprising and decisive, and therefore newsworthy. But it was Senators Lisa …

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Expose Fake Clinics

CPCs target poor, underserved women. This year the NC General Assembly has budgeted more money, $1.3 million, for the so-called crisis pregnancy centers (CPC).    CPCs have been around since the 1970’s as a key part of the effort to end access to abortion. The information included in this posting is from NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina …

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Floating health care protest held outside Tillis’ lake home

Charlotte Observer,  by LaVendrick Smith.   Protesters unhappy with the Senate’s health care bill held an unusual demonstration outside North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis’ home on Lake Norman Friday. Members from the group Progress NC and North Carolina residents who support the Affordable Care Act sailed in front of the Republican senator’s lake house in multiple …

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Weekly Calls July 3

AHCA SENATE VOTE CALL YOUR SENATORS.  Trumpcare is not dead, just delayed. Call Senators Tillis and Burr and tell them you do not like the Senate version of the bill any better than the House version. ASSAULT ON BIRTH CONTROL CALL Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, 202/395-3080 HHS Secretary Tom Price, 202/205-5445 to object to the …

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Call Your Senators!

CALL YOUR SENATORS  Tell them: “I don’t like Trumpcare.” Trumpcare can be stopped if three Republican Senators stand up and say NO. You can make this happen by calling NC Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis ASAP (or if you live in SC: Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott) and let them know that we do not like the Senate …

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Get Back on the Bus June 28th

It’s here — and it’s as bad as we thought. Thursday, U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill, and plain and simple: this is the worst piece of legislation for women in a generation. For the past month, mostly men have been working behind closed doors on the secret health care bill, and it’s …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.19

With all of the focus on Russia/campaign investigations, along with the tragic shooting of Republican Representatives in Alexandria VA, little seems to be getting done in Congress EXCEPT that the Senate is still working in secret on their version of a health care bill with a goal of passing it before the July recess. Our …

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The Shock Felt ‘Round the World

by Gina Navarrete, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist. The Do’s and Don’ts of building resilience after traumatic events and learning to cope through meaningful action. If someone asked you to tell them where you were and what you were doing when you learned about the Sandy Hook shooting or when JFK was shot or Pearl Harbor was bombed, I’m …

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Deep Disregard For Women’s Health

A Message from ACOG President Haywood L. Brown, MD – We’re Seeing a Deep Disregard for Women’s Health.  June 7, 2017 Newsletter. Recently, a leaked document confirmed that the Trump Administration may soon move to dismantle one of the most effective aspects of the Affordable Care Act – no cost access to contraceptive coverage. If …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.12

  We only have one call this week and it’s a priority for every member of Charlotte Women’s March. Call your Senators to strongly urge that the Senate version of health care reform legislation be made public, receive a Congressional Budget Office score, and include time for the public review and comment before a vote. …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.5

1. Express your outrage at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord by calling your U.S. Senators and Representatives. President Trump made this decision despite overwhelming opposition: a majority of American voters support the agreement and nearly every country in the world—195 in total—have signed the landmark accord. Elon Musk has resigned …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 10 of Inside Your Legislative Body. Just weeks after the Senate unveiled their anti-women’s health budget earlier this month, the NC House introduced their budget, which will make it even harder for the women of North Carolina to receive expert medical care. State Budget Update Earlier this month, the Senate budget saw …

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