Anti-abortion website features PLI

Posted on March 21, 2019

The anti-abortion “news” website LibertyNation published a column attacking legislation in Maine that would allow duly-qualified advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to perform certain abortions, as allowed in other states.

The column continues as follows:

The Maine bill is startlingly in step with a targeted progressive effort known as “abortion out loud” legislation. The website Rewire News in 2017 interviewed Aimee Z. Arrambide, program manager and reproductive rights policy specialist at the Public Leadership Institute (PLI). This organization in Washington, D.C., is devoted to supporting abortion and somehow calls itself “nonpartisan” even as it posts a large “Progressive Agenda” tab on its website.

Arrambide proudly stated at the time that 30 states and four localities, such as the District of Columbia, had pending “abortion out loud” bills. The institute touted its “Playbook for Abortion Rights,” which PLI President Gloria Totten said constituted a “new strategic initiative to promote a bold, proactive reproductive rights and justice strategy at the state and local levels,” according to Rewire. The institute sent its playbook to legislators in all 50 states.

To read the Playbook bills that empower APCs, see the Qualified Providers of Abortion Act and the Access to Medication Abortion Act.

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PLI legislation in Handbook for a Post-Roe America

Posted on February 6, 2019

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Will progressives prioritize election reform, asks Rewire

Posted on January 9, 2019

Congressional Democrats Came out Swinging on Voting Rights. Will State-Level Democrats Follow? It was no coincidence: Republicans, after dominating state legislative and gubernatorial races in the 2010 midterms, made sure to immediately pass a range...

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Community Schools Playbook

Posted on September 12, 2018

Around the country, educators, grassroots organizations, and policymakers are advancing comprehensive community schools as a powerful evidenced-based equity strategy. Together, they’re creating high-performing schools that serve as centers of community life, where educators, families,...

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PLI in Rewire on Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Posted on June 29, 2018

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Leave Abortion Rights Up to State Lawmakers Jun 29, 2018  Lauren Holter U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement could mean the end of Roe v. Wade if President Donald Trump holds true...

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PLI quoted on Justice Kennedy’s retirement

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Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Have Big Implications For Abortion Rights In Texas By ASHLEY LOPEZ • JUN 28, 2018 Abortion rights advocates in Texas say the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy raises the stakes for...

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PLI quoted in Rewire about protecting Roe

Posted on March 22, 2018

New York Could Become the Latest State to Solidify ‘Roe’ Protections as Trump Looms by Auditi Guha The New York State Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Act passed last week, the latest step in a nationwide effort by...

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PLI quoted in New York Times story on stun cuffs

Posted on March 12, 2018

To Control Inmates, Some Counties Try the Threat of Electric Shock by Jacey Fortin Many of the electric shock devices used by law enforcement are meant to be out of sight, but every once in...

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Letter to the Editor in the New York Times

Posted on February 11, 2018

In the Sunday New York Times To the Editor: We should not encourage lawmakers to decide where they stand on critical issues based on political expediency. Yet David Brooks tells Democrats that they should...

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Turning the Tables on the Abortion Fight

Posted on February 6, 2018

by Gloria Totten in Common Dreams When it comes to healthcare, it is only women and women’s health that is legislated so forcefully. Forty five years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision...

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