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Saturday, January 12, 2019

PROPHECY:President Kirsten Gillibrand Christian Socialist Woman President After Trump Free College!

IN PART #1 OF OUR SOCIALIST WOMAN PRESIDENT PROPHECY SERIES I TAKE A BIBLICAL LOOK AT 2020 CANDIDATE AND POSSIBLE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND WHO CLAIMS TO BE HERSELF "ON FIRE FOR THE LORD."  I have had several dreams dating back to 2008 that one day America would have a so called Socialist Woman president who would make College- especially community college FREE.  I have talked about this before in many venues.  Now we are going to look at the political landscape and explore this.  The face and name of the woman president was blocked out in my dreams.  I have at least 3 good Candidates, and we are studying one of them.

Gillibrand is the #metoo Senator who recites Bible Scripture on the campaign trail.
On Youtube, whose main audience for Years has been affluent Conservative White Men in America Gillibrand has a VERY VERY VERY negative reception because unlike the rest of the #metoo movement who is out to put Black men in Prison while White Men are getting off Scot-Free.  Senator Gillibrand seems interested in putting the White Man in America's balls in a vice.

I support the Premise of #metoo, but not the execution.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which Gillibrand supports has nearly doubled and in some cases tripled the single mother rate among all races of women in aggregate- ESPECIALLY WHITE WOMEN.  If you study the graphs of single mothers before and after the 1986 Reagan Crime Bill and the 1996 Clinton Crime Bill.  Single Motherhood was going up steadily since the 1960s, and then after 1986 and 1996 you saw sharp rises on the graph.  They were cutting welfare in those years, and in many states allowed men to stay in the home while the woman was getting welfare.  Some of those states were allowing men themselves to get Welfare benefits.

IT IS NOT WELFARE THAT CREATED SINGLE MOTHERS.  ITS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS COUPLED WITH "EASY DIVORCE" (primarily the allowance of Female Initiated Divorce) THAT CREATED SINGLE MOTHERS.  For Blacks, mass incarceration started it.  Black Women were getting tons of welfare before 1970 (arguably more welfare than today), and were still not single mothers in such high rates before mass incarceration.

IT'S A CONSERVATIVE POLICY CANARD TO SAY "ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS ARE BECAUSE YOU ARE GETTING WELFARE."  They want to get rid of welfare and use welfare to impose a bunch of social controls they claim are based on the Bible, but aren't on the masses.

Besides, what about all of the professional educated women with good jobs of any Race

You see, those graphs tell on the lies of Conservatives.
They want to Austerity Genocide Blacks Latinos and Native Americans, and ghouls think getting rid of Welfare is the best way.  Fellas, you have been tricked and duped into thinking that 'Once the White Man gets rid of Welfare these women are going to submit to us and have to be financially dependent on us.'

Read Isaiah 4:1 again:

Isaiah 4:1
[1]And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

These Women aren't going to be financially dependent on us.  They will be more dependent on us from plagues and for security from these Predators out here than finances.  Does not the verse say these Women will bring their own money and food in your Polygynous Home?

As I keep saying, what I was shown.  The obsolescence of all men from the employment market will continue.  Black men have had problems getting jobs, because the employment market is telling you that you are obsolete.  The same is happening now to the White Man, and this will continue to increase.  Jobs that were done by men are now being replaced by Women, and jobs that Women used to do are now being replaced by computers and automation.  Whereas, other jobs are being totally eliminated.

Women accept things that to a man are unacceptable and mostly keep their heads down and their mouth shut.  Employers like that.

This is natural for a woman to do this, but God intended it for her man.

Proverbs 31:10-31
[10]Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
[11]The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
[12]She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
[13]She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
[14]She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
[15]She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
[16]She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
[17]She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
[18]She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
[19]She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
[20]She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
[21]She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
[22]She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
[23]Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
[24]She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
[25]Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
[26]She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
[27]She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
[28]Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
[29]Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
[30]Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
[31]Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

The Woman's primary reasoning to make money outside of the home is to support what her man is doing- nothing else.

The reason why your woman is barely functional for you fellas, is because the skills she is supposed to use to serve you are being utilized to serve Corporate America.  So by the time she gets home- she's burned out.  Either, women are going to have to give up those jobs like they are asked to do in some Trad Con Israelite congregations (which we don't suggest- in fact find not a very good idea).  Or, since they have taken over the workforce anyway- EASE UP ON SERVING THE BEAST, AND USE THAT ENERGY YOU USE TO PLEASE THAT COMPANY TO PLEASE AND SERVE GOD THROUGH SERVING YOUR MAN.

FFRF to Gillibrand: Bible is even worse than Trump!

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is advising the feminist senator who's standing up to President Trump to reassess the bible.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand famously repudiated Trump's tweet about her as a "sexist smear to silence women." FFRF is viewing the Trump-Gillibrand standoff as a "teachable moment."
FFRF's Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-founder of the freethinking national state/church watchdog, wants to call the senator's attention to the fact that the bible "might best be described as a sexist smear attempting to silence women's voices." Gillibrand was reportedly engaged in studying the bible with a bipartisan congressional group when she first became aware of Trump's offensive Dec. 12 tweet.
Gaylor wrote a letter to Gillibrand praising her for taking a forthright stance against sexual harassment and Trump's sexist insinuations: "It's courageous and commendable to stand up to a sexist and lewd president, yet unfortunate that by your participation in a congressional bible study you appear to be blessing a book that has smeared women for millennia."
"I defy even Donald Trump to trump the misogynistic biblical tirades against women," continues Gaylor.
Gaylor details examples of contemptuous, disrespectful, insulting, violent, stereotypical and demeaning treatment of women in the bible. Highlighted passages include such distasteful imagery as "Her filthiness is in her skirts" and biblical threats to "discover thy skirts upon thy face." The biblical deity himself is shockingly portrayed as punishing "haughty women" by discovering their "secret parts."
"Of special relevance in today's #MeToo environment of unending revelations of sexual harassment and worse are the biblical sanctions of molestation, rape and sexual assault," Gaylor writes. Roy Moore, she charges, is a product of bible literalism who believes civil law must take a back seat to his version of "God's law." That law, Gaylor emphasizes, clearly defines women as male property.
Equally abhorrently, the silencing of women is called for in passage after passage of the New Testament, the letter adds. "The New Testament relentlessly orders women to submit and to shut up."
The bible very brutally silenced women for more than 2,000 years, until brave feminist foremothers rebelled against church orthodoxy, Gaylor says. The Religious Right continues to rely on the bible as a handbook for women's subjection in its quest to silence women, return them to kinder, kirche, kuche, and deprive them of reproductive rights and choice.
If Gillibrand is going to continue studying the bible, Gaylor urges her to at least balance that reading. For that reason, FFRF has mailed Gillibrand a copy of Gaylor's book about the bible's treatment of women, Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So, published by FFRF.
Additionally, FFRF calls it "neither appropriate nor seemly" for members of Congress to engage in bible study on the job. Such action offends the spirit of the constitutional separation between government from religion.
"Your actions are praiseworthy, but your bible is not," Gaylor tells the New York senator. "Look for inspiration to reason, compassion, feminist, humanist and Enlightenment values, not flawed and uneven Bronze Age teachings predicated on supernatural authority and the subjugation of women."
In addition to #MeToo, the women's movement could use a hashtag such as #Stopworshippingasexistbook, Gaylor concludes.

Senator Gillibrand wants Post Office to conduct Banking Services to combat Payday Loans

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference December 6, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference December 6, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office.
The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide.
Services would include small-dollar loans for consumers that offer low fees and low interest rates.
Those transactions would compete with payday loans, a short-term advance that typically comes due with your next paycheck.
The terms for payday loans are often unfavorable, said Alex Horowitz, senior research officer for the consumer finance project at Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent research organization.
About 12 million individuals use payday loans annually, according to Horowitz. The average loan is $375 for a period of five months, which accrues about $520 in fees, he said.
"These loans are extraordinarily expensive with annual percentage rates near 400 percent," Horowitz said.

This idea could wipe out the predatory practices of the payday loan industry overnight by providing an accessible and low cost alternative.
Payday lending traps compound the financial struggles of many hardworking people who are struggling to get by. It makes it expensive to be poor. A simple short-term $50 loan to pay a utility bill or repair a car could end up costing 400% more to repay in just two weeks!

Payday loans are often provided by small credit merchants to individuals who face high prices and unaffordable payments, Horowitz said. That includes households that hold traditional bank accounts but cannot access such transactions through those institutions. It also includes a smaller portion of households that do not have bank accounts at all.
Last October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau authorized banks and credit unions to provide small dollar loans, as long as consumers have more than 45 days to repay the money. Those institutions have the capability to offer loan rates that are six times lower than available payday loans, according to Horowitz.
But those institutions still need the go ahead from their respective regulators in order to provide these loans. While the regulator each institution answers to varies, they include the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the National Credit Union Administration.
A spokesman for the CFPB declined to comment, citing the agency's policy to not comment on pending legislation.
The idea first surfaced in a report from the Office of the Inspector General in January 2014. The Postal Service could see $8.9 billion in new revenue annually from receiving 10 percent of the interest and fees being spent on non-bank transactions.
Banks and credit unions would be well positioned to offer these services because of their ability to provide speed, ease and certainty, Horowitz said. Postal banking, on the other hand, would address the needs of the underbanked and unbanked populations.
Some rural areas have post offices, but no bank or credit union branches, Pew found in its research.
In addition to small-dollar loans, Gillibrand's postal bank legislation also includes other services including small dollar checking and savings accounts; transactional services including debit cards, cash machines, bill payments and online services; as well as domestic and international wire transfers.
It's important to note that transaction services and credit services are different and will require different expertise and economics to work, Horowitz said.
There are some difficult questions that need to be worked out in order to create a successful postal bank, said David O'Connell, senior analyst at Aite Group, an independent research and advisory firm.
If the postal bank offers lower rates on payday loans, chances are they will have to be subsidized to account for the risk, O'Connell said. That could fall on non-payday loan borrowing taxpayers. The government would also have to assume the responsibility of collecting on any defaulted loans made to cash-strapped individuals, he said.
Dennis Shaul, CEO of the Community Financial Services Association of America, a national association representing non-bank lenders, said that while he welcomes greater competition, which can drive down costs for consumers, there are some concerns.
"To date almost all of the attempts to create small-dollar loan alternatives have been charity-based, required government subsidies, or were unprofitable and unsustainable," Shaul said. "The private sector remains the best opportunity for serving small dollar, short-term loans."

Gillibrand signed making two years of community college free

On The Issues
Excerpts from press release from Tammy Baldwin, Senate sponsor: The America's College Promise Act makes two years of community college free by:
  • Providing a federal match of $3 for every $1 invested by the state to waive community college tuition and fees for eligible students;
  • Ensuring that programs offer academic credits which are fully transferable to four-year institutions in their state;
  • Establishing a new grant program to provide pathways to success at minority-serving institutions by helping them cover a significant portion of tuition and fees for the first two years of attendance for low-income students.
Community, technical, and tribal colleges enroll 40% of all college students today. Community colleges are uniquely positioned to partner with employers to create tailored training programs to meet economic needs within their communities such as nursing and advanced manufacturing.
Opposing argument: (Cato Institute, "College Courtesy of the Taxpayer? No Thanks," Jan. 9, 2015): One look at either community college outcomes or labor market outlooks reveals free college to be educational folly. Community college completion rates are atrocious: a mere 19.5% of community college students complete their programs. Meanwhile, the for-profit sector has an almost 63% completion rate. And [about 70%] of the new job categories in coming years will require a high school diploma or less.
Opposing argument: (Heritage Foundation, "Free Community College Is a Bad Deal", July 15, 2016): Free college proposals would subject community colleges to the same types of subsidies-induced inflation endemic at four-year institutions. And low-income students already have access to federal Pell Grants, which can cover the bulk of community college tuition. By contrast, a more open market of alternative schooling models, such as online or vocational education programs, could better tailor degrees at a lower cost.

General Epistle of Barnabas 14:1-11- Lost Books of the Bible

Of the way of light; being a summary of what a Christian is to do, that he may be happy for ever. AND thus, I trust, I have declared to you as much, and with as great simplicity as I could, those things which make for your salvation, so as not to have omitted anything that might be requisite thereunto 2 For should I speak further of the things that  [note: So the old Lat. Interp] now are, and of those that are to come, you would not yet understand them, seeing they lie in parables. This therefore shall suffice as to these things 3 Let us now go on to the other kind of knowledge and doctrine There are two ways of doctrine and power; the one of light, the other of darkness 4 But there is a great deal of difference between these two ways: for over one are appointed the  [note: Vid. Coteler in loc et Basil in Psalm i] angels of God, the leaders of the way of light; over the other, the angels of Satan. And the one is the Lord from everlasting to everlasting; the other is the prince of the time of unrighteousness 5 Now the way of light is this, if any one desires to attain to the place that is appointed for him, and will hasten thither by his works. And the knowledge that has been given to us for walking in it, to this effect: Thou shalt love him that made thee: thou shalt glorify him that hath redeemed thee from death 6 Thou shalt be simple in heart, and rich in the spirit. Thou shalt not cleave to those that walk in the way of death. Thou shalt hate to do anything that is not pleasing unto God. Thou shalt abhor all dissimulation. Thou shalt not neglect any of the commands of the Lord 7 Thou shalt not exalt thyself, but shalt be humble. Thou shalt not take honour to thyself. Thou shalt not enter into any wicked counsel against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not be over-confident in thy heart 8 Thou shalt not commit fornication, nor adultery. Neither shalt thou corrupt thyself with mankind. Thou shalt not make use of the word of God, to any impurity 9 Thou shalt not accept any man's person, when thou reprovest any one's faults. Thou t shalt be gentle. Thou shalt be quiet. Thou shalt tremble at the words which thou hast heard. Thou shalt not keep any hatred in thy heart against thy brother. Thou shalt not entertain any doubt whether it shall be or not 10 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain. Thou shalt love thy neighbour above thy own soul 11 Thou shalt not destroy thy conceptions before they are brought forth; nor kill them after they are born.

On the Issues

Let women make life-and-death decision about own body

Sharp distinctions were apparent Wednesday between Long and Gillibrand, who has championed same-sex marriage and women's rights. In one of the most animated exchanges, Long spoke against the mandate that President Barack Obama announced in January requiring most employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control, a move opposed by many Roman Catholic groups. "If I'm just a private person with a business, and I have faith that tells me that abortion, sterilization and contraception are evil, will I be forced to buy such a plan, to offer it to my employees?" Long asked.
Gillibrand countered that there is a movement to undermine women's basic rights. "To say that's evil shows disregard for the ability of a woman to make that personal life-and-death decision about her own body," Gillibrand said.
Source: New York Newsday on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate , Oct 17, 2012

Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil"

The anti-abortion Long spoke out against President Obama's mandate that religious employers who provide worker health insurance cover birth control, with limited exemptions. Long called it a threat to religious liberties to require people of faith and religious institutions who view abortion and contraception as 'evil' to include them in insurance coverage."
Gillibrand shot back that the overwhelming majority of women use some type of contraception. "To say that's evil shows a disregard for the ability of a woman to make that personal life and death decision about her own body and her family," she said.
Source: New York Daily News on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate , Oct 17, 2012

Require coverage of contraception, even church employees

Gillibrand immediately sought to define Long based on her views on abortion. Long is pro-life and Gillibrand is staunchly pro-choice; the senator's spokesman attacked Long as "far out of step with our state."
The women also differ on a recent plan, announced by the Obama administration, to require coverage of contraception. Originally Obama mandated that all employers--including some religious hospitals that may have a moral objection--provide contraception coverage in their insurance plans. After pressure, Obama amended the regulations to require health insurers provide the coverage without employers that object to it paying.
Republicans last week attempted to pass a measure, dubbed the Blunt Amendment, which would allow employers a "conscience" exemption. Long said she would support it, and attacked Gillibrand's vigorous opposition to it.
"She supports Obama's enforcement of their view on religious institutions & people of conscience who would have a problem with it," Long said
Source: Capitol Confidential on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate , Mar 5, 2012

Financially supported by Emily's List

Her politics, perhaps reflecting her conservative district, cannot be easily charted along a left-right axis. She earned a high rating from the National Rifle Association and opposed efforts to extend state drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants. At the same time, she favors abortion rights.
She was an outspoken supporter of Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign and has drawn financial support from prominent women's groups in Washington, not least Emily's List.
Source: Michael Powell and Raymond Hernandez, New York Times , Jan 23, 2009

Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies.

Congressional Summary:To require that amounts appropriated for the United Nations Population Fund are not used by organizations which support coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.
Proponent's argument to vote Yes:Sen. WICKER (R-MS): This amendment with one issue and one issue only--whether US taxpayer dollars will be provided to help fund coercive population control policies, such as China's one-child policy--a policy that relies on coerced abortion and forced sterilization. Specifically, this pro-child, pro-family, pro-woman amendment would restore the Kemp-Kasten antipopulation control provision, which has been a fundamental part of our foreign policy for almost a quarter century. As it has always done, Kemp-Kasten allows the President to certify that funds are not used for coercive family practices. My amendment is needed because the underlying bill reverses this longstanding provision.
Sen. COBURN (R-OK): I stand in the corner of pro-life. But I want to debate this issue as if I were pro-choice. If we believe that women have a right to choose, why in the world would we send money to UNFP that is going to take that right away from women in other countries? You can't be on both sides of this issue. Either you believe in a woman's right to choose or you do not. Or you only believe in a woman's right to choose in America, and because the Chinese have too many people, you don't think that same human right ought to be given to women in China. There is no question that UNFP will mix this money, and we will fund forced abortions in China. [Without this amendment] American taxpayer dollars are going to go to China to enforce coercive abortion against the will of women and force sterilization against the will of women in China.
Opponent's argument to vote No:None spoke against the amendment.
Reference: Wicker Amdt.; Bill S.Amdt.607 to H.R.1105 ; vote number 2009-S081 on Mar 5, 2009

Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.

Allows federal funding for research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo, provided such embryos:
  1. have been donated from in vitro fertilization clinics;
  2. were created for the purposes of fertility treatment;
  3. were in excess of the needs of the individuals seeking such treatment and would otherwise be discarded; and
  4. were donated by such individuals with written informed consent and without any financial or other inducements.
Proponents support voting YES because:
Since 2 years ago, the last Stem Cell bill, public support has surged for stem cells. Research is proceeding unfettered and, in some cases, without ethical standards in other countries. And even when these countries have ethical standards, our failures are allowing them to gain the scientific edge over the US. Some suggest that it is Congress' role to tell researchers what kinds of cells to use. I suggest we are not the arbiters of research. Instead, we should foster all of these methods, and we should adequately fund and have ethical oversight over all ethical stem cell research.
Opponents support voting NO because:
A good deal has changed in the world of science. Amniotic fluid stem cells are now available to open a broad new area of research. I think the American people would welcome us having a hearing to understand more about this promising new area of science. As it stands today, we will simply have to debate the bill on the merits of information that is well over 2 years old, and I think that is unfortunate.
The recent findings of the pluripotent epithelial cells demonstrates how quickly the world has changed. Wouldn't it be nice to have the researcher before our committee and be able to ask those questions so we may make the best possible judgment for the American people?
Reference: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Bill HR 3 ("First 100 hours") ; vote number 2007-020 on Jan 11, 2007

Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism.

Gillibrand supports the CC survey questions on abortion & strict interpretation
The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
    The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topics:
  • Public funding of abortions, (such as govt. health benefits and Planned Parenthood)
  • Appointing judges that will adhere to a strict interpretation of the Constitution [vs. accepting judicial activism]
Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q1 on Aug 11, 2010

Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape.

Gillibrand sponsored MARCH for Military Women Act
Military Access to Reproductive Care and Health for Military Women Act or the MARCH for Military Women Act - Amends the prohibition on using funds available to the Department of Defense (DOD) to perform abortions by adding an exception for cases where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. (Current law provides an exception only where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term.) Repeals a statutory restriction on using a medical treatment facility or other facility of the DOD to perform an abortion.
[Explanatory note from "Military Reproductive Rights Bill", 7/5/11]:
Currently, the health coverage U.S. servicewomen have doesn't cover abortion, even in the case of rape or incest. U.S. servicewomen are also not permitted to use their own money to pay for an abortion at a military hospital. Military women stationed abroad are most affected by this regulation, as they would be forced to seek abortion services at foreign hospitals, which may be unsafe, or request permission from a supervisor to leave the country, which forces them to divulge that they are seeking an abortion. Most other American women who receive health care from the government but are not in the service can receive abortions in the case of rape, incest, or to the save the life of the mother. The MARCH for Military Women Act would give servicewomen coverage for abortion in the case of rape or incest and allow them to use their own funds for abortion at a U.S. military facility. NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood are among many organizations that support this legislation.
Source: HR2085&S1214 11-S1214 on Jun 16, 2011

Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions.

Gillibrand signed Access to Birth Control Act
    Access to Birth Control Act: Amends the Public Health Service Act to require pharmacies to comply with certain rules related to contraceptives, including:
  1. providing a customer a contraceptive without delay if it is in stock;
  2. immediately informing a customer if the contraceptive is not in stock and either transferring the prescription to a pharmacy that has the contraceptive in stock or expediting the ordering of the contraceptive and notifying the customer when it arrives, based on customer preference, except for pharmacies that do not ordinarily stock contraceptives in the normal course of business; and
  3. ensuring that pharmacy employees do not take certain actions relating to a request for contraception, including intimidating, threatening, or harassing customers, interfering with or obstructing the delivery of services, intentionally misrepresenting or deceiving customers about the availability of contraception or its mechanism of action, breaching or threatening to breach medical confidentiality, or refusing to return a valid, lawful prescription.
Provides that this Act does not preempt state law or any professional clinical judgment. Sets forth civil penalties and establishes a a private cause of action for violations of this Act.
Source: HR2659&S1415 11-S1415 on Jul 26, 2011

Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services.

Gillibrand co-sponsored Women's Health Protection Act
Congressional summary:: Women's Health Protection Act: makes the following limitations concerning abortion services unlawful and prohibits their imposition or application by any government:
  • a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests, unless generally required in the case of medically comparable procedures;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to delegate tasks;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to prescribe or dispense drugs based on her or his good-faith medical judgment;
  • a requirement or limitation concerning the physical plant, equipment, staffing, or hospital transfer arrangements;
  • a requirement that, prior to obtaining an abortion, a woman make medically unnecessary visits to the provider of abortion services or to any individual or entity that does not provide such services;
  • a prohibition or ban prior to fetal viability
Opponent's argument against (Live Action News): This is Roe v. Wade on steroids. The bill is problematic from the very beginning. Its first finding addresses "women's ability to participate equally"; many have rejected this claim that women need abortion in order to be equal to men, or that they need to be like men at all. The sponsors of this pro-abortion bill also seem to feel that pro-life bills have had their time in this country, and that we must now turn back to abortion. The bill also demonstrates that its proponents have likely not even bothered attempting to understand the laws they are seeking to undo, considering that such laws are in place to regulate abortion in order to make it safer. Those who feel that abortion is best left up for the states to decide will also find this bill problematic with its overreach. Sadly, the bill also uses the Fourteenth Amendment to justify abortion, as the Supreme Court did, even though in actuality it would make much more sense to protect the lives of unborn Americans.
Source: H.R.3471 & S.1696 14-S1696 on Nov 13, 2013

Paperback: Romney/Paul/Santorum/Gingrich
On The Issues

Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions.

Gillibrand co-sponsored S.217 & H.R.448
Congressional Summary: Congress finds the following:
    Access to safe, legal abortion services has been hindered in various ways, including blockades of health care facilities; restrictions on insurance coverage; restrictions on minors' ability to obtain services; and requirements that single out abortion providers.
  • These restrictions harm women's health by reducing access to the other essential health care services offered by the providers targeted by the restrictions, including contraceptive services.
  • The cumulative effect of these numerous restrictions has been that a woman's ability to exercise her constitutional rights is dependent on the State in which she lives.
  • It is the purpose of this Act to protect women's health by ensuring that abortion services will continue to be available and that abortion providers are not singled out for medically unwarranted restrictions
Opponents reasons for voting NAY:(National Review, July 17, 2014): During hearings on S. 1696, Senators heard many myths from abortion proponents about the "need" for the bill's evisceration of all life-affirming legislation.
  • Myth: Life-affirming laws are enacted "under the false pretext of health and safety."
    Fact: Induced abortion is associated with significant risks and potential harms to women.
  • Myth: "Where abortion services are restricted and unavailable, abortions still occur and are mostly unsafe."
    Fact: Where abortion is restricted, maternal mortality rates have decreased.
  • Myth: Admitting privileges laws are "not medically justified."
    Fact: Women with abortion complications are told to go to an emergency department. This would constitute malpractice in any other scenario.
  • Myth: Ultrasounds and their descriptions are "cruel and inhumane."
    Fact: Allowing women the opportunity to view their ultrasounds serves an important role in providing informed consent, enabling women to exercise true choice.
Source: Women's Health Protection Act 15_S217 on Jan 21, 2015

Keep federal funding for family planning clinics.

Gillibrand signed keeping federal funding for family planning clinics
Excerpts from Letter to the Senate Majority Leader from 46 Senators: The recent vote in the House to overturn rules protecting Title X health centers would deny women access to care. In 2015, Title X provided basic primary and preventive health care services such as pap tests, breast exams, and HIV testing to more than four million low-income women and men at over 4,000 health centers. In large part due to this work, the US unintended pregnancy rate is at a 30-year low, and rates of teenage pregnancy are the lowest in our nation's history. The success of the program is dependent on funding. Family planning services, like those provided at Planned Parenthood and other family planning centers, should be available to all women, no matter where they live or how much money they make.
Opposing argument: (Heritage Foundation, "Disentangling the Data"): Planned Parenthood received approximately $60 million of taxpayer money under Title X, and $390 million through Medicaid. To ensure that taxpayers are not forced to subsidize America's number one abortion provider, Congress should make Planned Parenthood affiliates ineligible to receive either Medicaid reimbursements or Title X grants if they continue to perform abortions. Taxpayer money from these programs should instead be redirected to the more than 9,000 federally qualified health center sites that provide comprehensive primary health care for those in need without entanglement in abortion.
Supporting argument: (ACLU, "Urging Title X"): Title X services help women & men to plan the number and timing of their pregnancies, thereby helping to prevent approximately one million unintended pregnancies, nearly half of which would end in abortion. However, current funding is inadequate. Had Title X funding kept up with inflation it would now be funded at nearly $700 million. We ask that Title X be funded at $375 million, which is $92 million above its current funding level.
Source: Letter to the Senate Majority Leader from 46 Senators 17LTR-TITX on Mar 1, 2017

Ensure access to and funding for contraception.

Gillibrand co-sponsored ensuring access to and funding for contraception
A bill to expand access to preventive health care services that help reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women's health care. The Congress finds as follows:
  1. Healthy People 2010 sets forth a reduction of unintended pregnancies as an important health objective to achieve over the first decade of the new century.
  2. Although the CDC included family planning in its published list of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century, the US still has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancies among industrialized nations.
  3. Each year, 3,000,000 pregnancies, nearly half of all pregnancies, in the US are unintended, and nearly half of unintended pregnancies end in abortion.
  4. In 2004, 34,400,000 women, half of all women of reproductive age, were in need of contraceptive services, and nearly half of those were in need of public support for such care.
  5. The US has the highest rate of infection with sexually transmitted diseases of any industrialized country. 19 million cases impose a tremendous economic burden, as high as $14 billion per year.
  6. Increasing access to family planning services will improve women's health and reduce the rates of unintended pregnancy, abortion, and infection with sexually transmitted diseases. Contraceptive use saves public health dollars. For every dollar spent to increase funding for family planning programs, $3.80 is saved.
  7. Contraception is basic health care that improves the health of women and children by enabling women to plan and space births.
  8. Women experiencing unintended pregnancy are at greater risk for physical abuse and women having closely spaced births are at greater risk of maternal death.
  9. A child born from an unintended pregnancy is at greater risk of low birth weight, dying in the first year of life, being abused, and not receiving sufficient resources for healthy development.
Source: Prevention First Act (S.21/H.R.819) 2007-HR819 on Feb 5, 2007

Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception.

Gillibrand signed Prevention First Act
  • Family Planning Services Act: Authorizes appropriations for family planning services grants and contracts under the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).
  • Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act: Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and PHSA to prohibit a group health plan from excluding or restricting benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services
  • Emergency Contraception Education Act: to develop and disseminate information on emergency contraception to the public and to health care providers.
  • Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act: Requires hospitals, as a condition of receiving federal funds, to offer and to provide, upon request, emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.
    At-Risk Communities Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act: to award grants for teenage pregnancy prevention programs & prevention research.
  • Truth in Contraception Act: Requires that any information concerning the use of a contraceptive provided through specified federally funded education programs be medically accurate and include health benefits and failure rates.
  • Unintended Pregnancy Reduction Act: to expand Medicaid's coverage of family planning services.
  • Responsible Education About Life Act: to make grants to states for family life education, including education on abstinence and contraception, to prevent teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Prevention Through Affordable Access Act: Expands Medicaid rebates to manufacturers for the sale of covered outpatient drugs at nominal prices to include sales to student health care facilities and entities offering family planning services.
Source: S.21&H.R.463 2009-S21 on Jan 6, 2009

Emergency contraception at all military health facilities.

Gillibrand signed emergency contraception at all military health facilities
  • Emergency contraception in drug form shall be included on the basic core formulary of the uniform formulary. Emergency contraception in other than drug form may also be included on the basic core formulary.
  • [This bill does not] require emergency contraception to be covered under the pharmacy benefits program.
  • Prior authorization shall not be required for emergency contraception.
  • The term 'emergency contraception' means a drug, drug regimen, or device that is approved by the FDA to prevent pregnancy; and is used postcoitally.
Sen. FRANKEN: The Compassionate Care for Servicewomen Act is a straightforward but vital piece of legislation. It would ensure that servicewomen in our military have reliable and timely access to emergency contraception when they need it.
Emergency contraception, or Plan B as it is more commonly known under its brand name, is Food and Drug Administration-approved medication that prevents pregnancy. It is safe and, if taken shortly after pregnancy, highly effective. Since 2006, the FDA has approved it for over-the-counter sale. Currently, women 17 years old and older may purchase emergency contraception over the counter, while those younger require a prescription. Emergency contraception is widely available at pharmacies throughout the U.S. The problem this legislation is meant to address is that there's no guarantee that emergency contraception be available to our servicewomen in the military. Immediate accessibility is especially important in the case of emergency contraception because it is only effective if taken within a short window of time. Once a pregnancy is established, it doesn't work. The fact that more than 2,900 sexual assaults were reported last year in the military only heightens the need to ensure emergency contraception is always available.
Source: Compassionate Care for Servicewomen Act (S.2904) 2009-S2904 on Dec 17, 2009

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Gillibrand is endorsed by Congressional endorsement list
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