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Amie Newman

Amie Newman is a communications officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Amie’s professional advocacy for women started at the Northwest Women’s Law Center (now Legal Voice) and continued at Aradia Women’s Health Center where, for seven years, she directed the feminist women’s health center’s communications and outreach activities. Amie was also the Submissions Editor for the amazing publication Our Truths/Nuestras Verdades and a former editor of Rewire. Amie lives in Seattle with her family: her designer/musician husband, two beautiful and crazy children, two dogs, two chickens and a pair of fire-bellied toads.


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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Amie Newman

A brief round-up of today's afternoon stories related to reproductive health, rights and justice for those late to the party, on the "other coast," or who aren't afraid to call themselves "news-junkies"!

Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Amie Newman

Starting today, we'll post a quick set of links to those stories we missed or didn't have time to write about each day. Scan the links and click through to read more!

Catching Up With Arizona’s Immigration Law

Amie Newman

It's no secret that if politicians like Nevada's U.S. Senate GOP candidate, Sharron Angle, and GOP Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, manage to win tomorrow, common-sense, humane immigration reform may very well die on the vine.

Rape in Haiti: Where is the International Community?

Amie Newman

A group of human rights advocates and attorneys fighting for the well-being and safety of Haitian women in the aftermath of January's earthquake are calling on the global community to act swiftly to end sexual violence in the displacement camps.

What Happens When Surrogacy Meets Abortion?

Amie Newman

The legal and bioethical considerations of surrogacy are complex. The laws from state to state vary, as they do from country to country and there is hardly unity on surrogacy as a feminist or reproductive justice issue, either.

Defense Bill Block Slashes Abortion Access, Gay Rights And Immigrant Rights

Amie Newman

Republicans block a vote on the Defense Authorization Bill and refuse to allow consideration of the rights of servicewomen seeking abortion care - with their own funds; the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, allowing gay military members the right to live openly and freely while serving this country; and the DREAM Act which allows young immigrants a pathway towards citizenship by going to college or joining the American military.

Breaking the Bank for Bed Rest

Amie Newman

Thousands of pregnant women are placed on bed rest each year, in an attempt to ensure a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. But bed rest can literally drive a family into poverty.

Christine O’Donnell’s Gay Former Outreach Director Speaks

Amie Newman

Meet Wade Richards: Christine O'Donnell's former outreach director for The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth, a gay man who used to rail against homosexuality with O'Donnell. When he shared his confusion over his sexuality with O'Donnell - she promptly ignored him.

Study: C-Section Rates To Keep Rising?

Amie Newman

A new study in the American Journal of Obsetrics and Gynecology finds that not only do one out of every three births in this country occur via cesarean section, the rate is expected to rise. These findings come with frightening consequences for women and their newborns.

Study Suggests Women Using Internet to Avoid Restrictive Abortion Policies

Amie Newman

Regions with more restrictive abortion policies and lower abortion rates have more google searches for the word "abortion." Researchers at Children's Hospital share their latest findings and posit why there may be a link between googling the term "abortion" and their desire to circumvent restrictive health and human rights policies.

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Political Leader In Spotlight Again

Amie Newman

On NPR yesterday, Jeff Sharlet speaks of his face-to-face meetings with David Bahati, the Ugandan Parliament member and architect of Uganda's extreme anti-homosexuality bill. Bahati tells Sharlet outright that he wants to "kill every last gay person."

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