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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Abortion

New York City Reins In ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

Amie Newman

Earlier this month, the New York City Council passed a bill which requires limited service pregnancy centers, also known as crisis pregnancy centers, to disclose the services they do and don't provide. These centers which are not health care facilities, have a history of lying to women and disseminating misinformation in service to their anti-abortion agenda.

Abortion

(VIDEO) Who Do You Trust? Cute Bunnies Or a Woman?

Amie Newman

The American Life League's newest TV ad opposing our federal safety net program for family planning, Title X, features...a little bunny. Planned Parenthood's ad focuses on a woman who received life-saving medical care from a Planned Parenhood health center. We're fighting cute little bunnies now?

Afternoon Roundup: Washington DC Proposes Cutting Out the ‘Middle-Man’ For Birth Control Access

Amie Newman

Washington DC proposes birth control from pharmacists without a prescription; newly-created UN Women director speaks at the opening session of Commission on the Status of Women; GOP budget slashes foreign aid for HIV/AIDS programs and AIDS advocates say it will mean the loss of babies' lives; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a physician who provided abortions turned passionate-anti-legal-abortion-advocate dies.

Afternoon Roundup: CBS News Correspondent Sexually Assaulted in Egypt

Amie Newman

Maine's newest anti-choice legislation; Mike Huckabee wants you to forget you don't have a job or health care and that the value of your house is plummeting - because the most important issue we face is legal abortion for women; CBS News correspondent is sexually assaulted while covering Egyptian protetsts and more.

Is It “Reasonable” to Fear A Former Abuser?

Amie Newman

In a new bill, Washington State says if a woman has been a victim of domestic violence and seeks to extend a protection order against her abuser, the burden of proof needs to be on the abuser to show he's no longer dangerous - not on the victim to prove that her fear is "reasonable" or not.

Testify: Washington Crisis Pregnancy Center Bill Receives Hearing

Amie Newman

Today Washington State advocates for and against a bill mandating limited service pregnancy centers provide accurate, clear, honest and timely information about their services turned out by the hundreds. If the legislation passes, Washington State will become the first in the nation to legislate crisis pregnancy centers statewide.

Afternoon Roundup: Wall Street Journal FAIL

Amie Newman

The Wall Street Journal FAIL on federal funding for abortion; planned homebirth and ACOG; Kansas' new abortion reporting bureacracy; and expanding family planning for more Americans is (surprise!) a tremendous benefit to women's health.

Roundup: Roe v. Wade’s 38th Anniversary

Amie Newman

The 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a day to acknowledge the importance of safe, legal abortion care as an issue of justice for women. It's also a time to recognize that barriers to this care still exist for far too many women in this country.

Anti-Choice Republicans Using Repeal as Attack on Reproductive Rights

Amie Newman

Women's groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women's health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women's health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.

In Maryland Hospital Debate, Women’s Health Ignored

Amie Newman

Another fight is brewing over Catholic hospitals and reproductive health care - this time in Maryland, where a dispute over building a hospital may result in fewer options for abortion care, contraception, fertility treatments and other health services.

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