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Topic - Carolyn B. Maloney
Liberal hopes to renew Bill Clinton's "assault weapon" ban are beginning to fade, but liberal bitterness is hard to conceal. Opponents of gun rights are turning their attention to legislative harassment.
The newly re-elected Obama administration should promote contraception as a human right, domestically and throughout the world, a veteran House member said Wednesday as a new report on global family-planning was released.
As many as 3 million girls and women in the developing world without access to medical care suffer from a childbearing condition that leaves them chronically incontinent, isolated from their community and depressed to the point of being suicidal.
"The evidence is clear these benefits do not inhibit job seekers from vigorously looking for or accepting work," said Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat and chairwman of the committee. "Not only that, but the money that unemployed workers receive is plowed right back into the economy and thus can stimulate the economy and help it grow."
"Yet, nationwide there are only 50 beds to address the needs of those 100,000 victims. This is simply unacceptable. We have a moral obligation to help. These are America's daughters, granddaughters, sisters and nieces," she said.