Feminist Newswire

Bill to Protect Military Sexual Assault Survivors from Retaliation Heads to President’s Desk

On Thursday the Senate approved a bipartisan bill that seeks to address retaliation against service members who report sexual assault.

Climate Change Denier Selected to Lead the EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an avid climate change denier, fossil fuel supporter, and collaborator with oil and gas companies, has been selected to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Awaits Governor’s Signature in Ohio

A bill that would outlaw abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat passed the Ohio legislature Tuesday and is awaiting signature on Governor John Kasich’s desk.

Texas Publishes Anti-Abortion Booklet Filled with Falsehoods and Lies

This week, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released their newest edition of “A Woman’s Right to Know”, a booklet filled with factual inaccuracies and falsehoods required by state law to be given to women before undergoing an abortion.

Democratic Members of House Select Investigative Panel Release Report

The Democratic members on the Republican controlled House Select Panel investigating abortion providers released their own report on Monday, outlining independent findings from the over-a-yearlong investigation that is set to cost the American tax payers $1.5 million.

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Permitted as Evidence in Sexual Assault Case

On Monday, the judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s criminal case in Pennsylvania ruled that Cosby’s 2005 deposition testimony in which he admitted to drugging and taking advantage of young women can be used against him at trial.

Idaho Elementary School Found Non-Compliant with Title IX Due to Sex-Segregated Classrooms

Last week the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Education (ED) determined that Idaho’s Middleton School District was in violation of Title IX for segregating elementary school students into all-girl and all-boy classrooms.

McCrory Concedes North Carolina Governor’s Race to Democratic Challenger

Today North Carolina’s incumbent governor, Pat McCrory, conceded to his Democratic challenger, Roy Cooper, becoming the first North Carolina governor to ever lose re-election and ending a month long contentious struggle for the future leadership of the state.

Temporary Relief for Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

The Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that it would not permit the Dakota Access Pipeline to be drilled under Lake Oahe and will look for alternative routes, granting water protectors a “brief respite” in their months-long protest.

House Select Panel Investigating Abortion Providers Is Playing Politics to Increase Budget

Yesterday the dangerous House Select Panel investigating abortion providers recommended to the attorney general of Texas that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast be investigated for criminally selling fetal tissue.

“Abortion Reversal” Bill May Become Law in Utah

Utah Republican state lawmakers Keven Stratton and Curt Bramble are in the process of composing a bill that, if passed, would require doctors to notify their patients that medical abortion is reversible, an unproven claim lacking FDA verification.

Protests Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Continue Amid Police Violence

Today, thousands of military veterans arrived at the protest sites for the Dakota Access Pipeline to help protect the activists from the brutal police tactics allegedly being carried out against them.

On World AIDS Day, Leaders Are Called Upon to Recommit to Making an Impact

Globally, there are approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS, though only 18.2 million were accessing antiretroviral therapy.

Texas Approves Rule Requiring Fetal Burial After Abortion

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has approved new rules this week requiring clinics and doctors to bury or cremate fetal remains following an abortion.

Tom Price, Opponent of Abortion and Contraception Access, to lead Department of Health and Human Services

He has a 100 percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee and a zero rating from Planned Parenthood.

Tennessee Woman Faces New Charges for Allegedly Attempting to Self-Induce Abortion

A Tennessee woman accused of attempting to induce her own abortion pled not guilty yesterday to three new felony charges from a grand jury including aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion.

Betsy DeVos: An Ominous Choice for Secretary of Education

Billionaire philanthropist and former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, Betsy DeVos, has been nominated by Donald Trump for Secretary of Education.

Dr. George Tiller’s Killer Re-Sentenced as Anti-Abortion Crimes Increase

Scott Roeder, the man convicted in 2010 of the premeditated first-degree murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, had his prison sentence lightened last week from the prosecutor’s requested 50 years to 25 years served before eligibility for parole.

Hate Crimes Spike After the 2016 Presidential Election

Over 700 incidents of hate-fueled persecutory actions and threats have been reported since the 2016 presidential election.

Anti-Semitic, Racist White Nationalist Conference Hosted in Washington D.C.

This past Saturday, the Ronald Regan Building in our nation’s capital filled with over 275 people who proudly identify as "alt-right, white nationalists."