Healthcare Bill Senator Boxer’s Missouri Compromise: “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”

Dear Readers,

When I was thinking yesterday morning about the implications of the Senate’s healthcare bill, I started thinking about the issue of compromise.

Then, I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s amazing speech about the (Congressional and people’s) house divided of his day–over the issue of slavery.

Please go to one of the links below to read what I wrote, and then: circulate this call-to-action; post-it to Facebook; Twitter-it; and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to take action.

While there is no time to waste, we do have time to organize: According to a White House statement this morning, the work on the healthcare bill may go past the State of the Union speech. Let’s make it right.


“Leading Voices” and “Best of the Blogs”

Dear Readers,

I’m pleased to tell you that my commentary on the sad state of affairs in the U.S. Congress is getting some national attention.

In addition to the Huffington Post (, here are relevant links from the last few days: “Leading Voices: Commentary from Leading Voices in the Reproductive Health and Justice Community.”

My reason for writing SiveSiftings is to spur action: So, if you think it helpful, please pass this information along, and then ask your colleagues, friends and family to tell the U.S. Senate and House to do right by American women. We will hold them accountable.

More blogposts to follow shortly. Also, please pay close to what Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice organizations are recommending we do.