OppositiononSenateMemorial As long as we see these repeat attacks on women’s fundamental rights, we must address them.
the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans will have access to critical health care services – affecting vulnerable populations and traditionally uninsured people. This attack on safe and affordable health care is unacceptable: It allows employers to violate the privacy of their employees and creates a system that allows employers to apply their religious choices on others and impeding on their freedom of religion.
In her testimony, García, addressed earlier comments that identified Catholics as against birth control and family planning: “Historically, Latinos have experienced disproportionate rates of HIV contraction, cases of cervical cancer and unintended teen pregnancies due to lack of access to services and information. We have been marginalized, ignored, discriminated against, and lumped into one big group of Catholics who are adamantly against birth control, abortion and other perceived progressive issues… the truth is the Latino community believes strongly that these are personal decisions and the government should not inhibit women and their families from doing what they believe is best for themselves, their health and their families.”
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Ty Inc. became one of the world's largest manufacturers of stuffed animals thanks to the Beanie Babies craze in the 1990s.
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“ASSET,” he proclaimed to ...
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