Category Archives: Family Issues

Trump Wants to Charge Retailers to Accept SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)

When is the GOP’s cruel assault on the most vulnerable going to end? From Modern Farmer By Andrew Amelinckx on June 9, 2017 You’ve probably heard about the White House’s proposed overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, … Continue reading

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What I’m Doing to Keep Birth Control Free in the Face of Trump’s and the GOP’s Health Care Rollback

Op-Ed in Teen Vogue By Eric Schneiderman The summer after I graduated high school, I worked in an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. This was a year before Roe v. Wade, and abortion was still outlawed in states throughout the … Continue reading

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Trump Rebrands “Abstinence Only” as “sexual risk avoidance”

Under a clinical-sounding label, the shame-and-ignorance approach of the Bush era makes a comeback under Trump Published in Salon, June 13, 2017 AMANDA MARCOTTE (Credit: Getty/wundervisuals)   Thrice-married libertine Donald Trump got himself elected president by rallying the religious right … Continue reading

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Is This the End of Free Birth Control?

Published in The Atlantic OLGA KHAZAN JUN 1, 2017 A draft rule suggests the Trump administration will let most companies stop covering birth control. Will they? Rich Pedroncelli / AP OLGA KHAZAN JUN 1, 2017 HEALTH Share Tweet … TEXT … Continue reading

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Starving Our Children?

By Bruce Colbath, published as a letter to the editor “Backward we will go”  in the East Hampton Star May 25th, 2017. We have already seen the amazing callousness that Mr. Trump and his Republican cronies have shown towards the … Continue reading

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Impact of AHCA on Children Alarming

 Published by Children’s Hospital Association  Gina Drioane (202) 753-5372 New research demonstrates magnitude of threat to children’s health Washington, D.C. — Our nation is at an important crossroads, with today’s decisions impacting our economy and workforce far into the future. … Continue reading

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What Ivanka Trump doesn’t know will hurt us all

Posted on Salon.com SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 05:00 PM EDT I read “Women Who Work” so you don’t have to. Ivanka’s “successful businesswoman” reputation is kind of a sham ERIN KEANE Ivanka Trump (Credit: Salon/Flora Thevoux) Ivanka Trump’s new book … Continue reading

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