my FOXaustin 7 Coverage of War On Women Rally

imageI was in Austin for the War On Women Rally with the Kingwood Area Democrats and other organizations including the Coffee Party. I got an email yesterday saying I was on Fox 7 and then went to their website to check it out.

WOW, I got a whole five seconds of coverage. I was busy looking down sending some images to CNN iReport.  The appearance is at 1:33 to 1:35 and at 1:42 to 1:45.

You can see the actual report I did on the event starting in Houston, with interviews, chanting, poster making, and more at this blog post.

The War On Women Rally

The War On Women Rally

Updated: Saturday, 28 Apr 2012, 11:07 PM CDT
Published : Saturday, 28 Apr 2012, 10:00 PM CDT

The War On Women Rally :

Saturday, the fight against the "War on Women" was taken to the Texas State Capitol. Democrats say republicans are attacking women’s rights after recent legislation was passed, including the defending of Planned Parenthood in Texas.
"The legislature, in a very shortsighted way decided to cut funding for women’s healthcare that impacts preventative screens for breast and cervical cancer, access to family planning contraceptives, all in the name of trying to prevent abortion," said Rep. Donna Howard, (D).
Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed a law, signed by Governor Perry, that banned organizations affiliated with abortion providers from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program. Planned Parenthood was one of those programs that was denied funding.
In March the federal government announced intentions to withhold the $35 million in federal funds for the Texas Women’s Health Program, 90 percent of its funding. The loss of funding will affect services to more than 100,000 Texas women.
"It’s just ridiculous to think that you can’t make a political stand just to sell more conservatives and cut women of life-saving medical procedures and preventative care and women are just going to sit down and take it," said Rep. Dawnna Dukes, (D).


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