Wendy Davis in Texas. Senator Mark Begich in Alaska. Senator Kay Hagan in North Carolina. The list goes on.
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Republican presidential primary also-ran/hopeful Governor Rick Perry gave a speech at CPAC Friday morning. The three-term governor had a list of three things the government should get out of. He named two.
Another state legislator gets it wrong: “No one is prohibited from having birth control because of economic reasons.”
Alaska is the second most expensive state to live in. Everything from heating to purchasing a house costs more than it does in the “Lower 48.” Transportation and food are at high premiums. Plus, the median per capita income is a mere $32,500 a year.
Alabama is one of the poorest states in the country ranking just 42nd in per capita income. It has the second highest death rate from heart disease in a state where nearly 1.2 million are obese.
It wouldn’t be a week in the women’s health world without a few politicians showing their true colors with some offhand comments. So let’s get to it.
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