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Secure Communities task force to Homeland Security: Stop Secure Communities

Former members of a task force on Secure Communities sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano calling on her to suspend the immigration enforcement program.

Report: Morning after pill not always available to women 17 and older

In the wake of the federal government’s decision to overrule the FDA’s request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception to women under the age of 17, a new report shows that even some women 17 and older are unable to obtain the morning after pill when they need it.

Supreme Court hearings in Affordable Care Act case to begin in March

The Supreme Court announced today that its hearings in the lawsuit challenging the new federal health care reform law will begin on March 26 and will last three days.

More than 35,000 denounce Obama administration’s decision on Plan B

NARAL Pro-Choice America, a national reproductive rights group, announced today that it sent a letter to President Obama denouncing a federal agency’s recent decision to overrule an FDA request to expand access to Plan B, or the morning after pill, to young women under the age of 17. The letter


Tea party fears U.N. intervention in 2012 election

The tea party has added another item to its list of reasons to fear the United Nations: Some in the movement say the U.N. is planning to intervene in the United States’ upcoming elections.

Invited to Awakening 2012: Perry, Bachman, Scott, West, Rubio

The Freedom Federation, a network of conservative faith-based organizations, will host its “Awakening 2012″ event in Orlando next year, featuring a long list of big conservative names as “invited speakers.”

AP: 2.5 million young adults obtained health insurance under Affordable Care Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:14 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to new information, a provision in the Affordable Care Act has helped 2.5 million young adults gain health insurance since the law took effect.

U.S. attorney general goes after states challenging Voting Rights Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:03 pm | More from The Florida Independent

During a speech given in Texas last night, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder criticized legal challenges launched by states — including Florida — against the section of the Voting Rights Act that requires approval


Senate Dems ask Sebelius for ‘scientific rationale’ behind emergency birth control decision

By | 12.13.11 | 5:02 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Fourteen U.S. Senate Democrats have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for the “scientific rationale” behind her decision to reverse an FDA request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for teenagers under the age of 17.

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