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A Unisex Vaccine Against Cancer

A Unisex Vaccine Against Cancer

Originally posted on Huffington Post by Kathy Spillar, Ms. magazine Executive Editor By this time, few adults in the U.S. haven’t heard of the “cervical cancer vaccine” Gardasil, which has been well-publicized and recommended for routine administration to girls and women ages 9 to 26. But how many know that Gardasil–which attacks four strains of...
Bishops and Pawns

Bishops and Pawns

Originally Posted on Huffington Post by Kathy Spillar, Ms. magazine Executive Editor As health care reform is being debated today at the White House between Democrats and Republicans, who better to weigh in than … Catholic bishops?
The Brave Life of Abortion Provider Susan Hill

The Brave Life of Abortion Provider Susan Hill

Written by Michel Kort, When Susan Hill was operated on for breast cancer several years ago, she didn’t recognize the name nurses called out as she emerged from anesthesia. “That’s because I was admitted under an alias,” she recalled last year, shortly after her longtime friend Dr. George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist....

Feminist Majority Alarmed at Rulings in Dr. Tiller Murder Trial

“Let there be no mistake, the rulings of Kansas Judge Warren Wilbert are being seen by extremists as a green light for those who would murder abortion providers,” said Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Don Spitz, who manages the Army of God website and advocates the murder of abortion providers...

Kim Gandy, Former NOW President, Joins Feminist Majority Leadership

Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority, announced today that Kim Gandy has become Vice President and General Counsel of both organizations.  Gandy brings to her new positions a wealth of experience in leadership, organizing, public policy advocacy, litigation, media relations, and coalition building at the national, state, and local...
Tell CNN to Stop Promoting Sex Segregation in Public Schools

Tell CNN to Stop Promoting Sex Segregation in Public Schools

On Dec. 9th, 2009 CNN American Morning, presented a disappointing, one sided, and not scientifically based segment about the value of single-sex classes in public schools. Tell CNN to stop promoting sex segregation in public schools.
Feminists Rally on Capitol Hill Against Stupak/Pitts

Feminists Rally on Capitol Hill Against Stupak/Pitts

Hundreds of feminist activists from around the country gathered today on Capitol Hill to rally against the anti-abortion Stupak/Pitts amendment to the health insurance reform bill. The lobby day was presented by the Stop Stupak Coalition, which is also sponsoring a week of action that started Monday. The coalition includes 53 partners that form “a...
Keep Pledges to Afghan Women and Girls: Build Lasting Peace

Keep Pledges to Afghan Women and Girls: Build Lasting Peace

Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation joined Women for Afghan Women in a press conference, on the same day President Obama is announcing the new US policies for Afghanistan and Pakistan, to keep in focus the plight of Afghan women and girls.

House Passes Historic Health Reform, Women’s Rights Suffers Major Defeat in Passage of Stupak Amendment

The House passed the historic Affordable Health Care Act (HR3962) by a narrow margin (220-215) with major gains for women including eliminating gender rating in insurance prices, banning pre-existing conditions, capping out of pocket expenses, expanding Medicaid to include individuals at 150% of the federal poverty level, improving Medicare by closing the donut hole on...

Feminist Majority Foundation Defends Targeted Nebraska Abortion Provider

The Feminist Majority Foundation joined pro-choice supporters nationwide in announcing their full support of Dr. Leroy Carhart and the Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska at a press conference in Omaha, Nebraska today. Pro-choice supporters from 16 states are defending the clinic. Dr. Carhart had traveled to Wichita each month to work with Dr. Tiller,...