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STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice.
In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue

In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue

Although the death toll from the virus itself is astounding, many people - including pregnant mothers - are also dying as hospitals and clinics shut their doors.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

"I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don't. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can't. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won't."
Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence

Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence

President Hamid Karzai and candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai attended a special ceremony to commemorate the day. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement in honor of the celebration.
ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson

ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson

After a full week of standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed two lawsuits against the local police department.
Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland

Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland

A suicidal young woman who became pregnant as a result of rape was refused an abortion in Ireland.
Low-Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government-Funded Care

Low-Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government-Funded Care

As of 2015, low-income transgender residents of Oregon will have access to gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy if they want it.
Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement

Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement

Twenty years ago, a doctor at a hospital in Peru raped a 22-year-old woman who was getting medical care. Now, after human-rights groups fought for the case, the Peruvian government has finally settled the case.
National Moment Of Silence Draws Massive Crowd in Nation's Capital

National Moment Of Silence Draws Massive Crowd in Nation’s Capital

"This is just the first step," leaders of the rally told the crowd.
Mississippi Attorney General Pushes to Close the State's Last Clinic

Mississippi Attorney General Pushes to Close the State’s Last Clinic

Jim Hood is asking the full US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse a panel decision that upheld a preliminary injunction of Mississippi's TRAP law, allowing the state's only abortion clinic to remain open.
Undercover Video Exposes Anti-Abortion Extremist Tactics in Texas

Undercover Video Exposes Anti-Abortion Extremist Tactics in Texas

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas recently released a video exposing anti-abortion extremists’ use of alarming intimidation tactics in Texas. The video contains audio recording of a training, entitled “Keeping Abortion Facilities Closed,” hosted by anti-abortion groups at the Texas State Capitol on August 4. In it, an anti-abortion extremist can be heard telling a crowd to record and catalog the physical description...
EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Suit On Female Farmworkers' Behalf

EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Suit On Female Farmworkers’ Behalf

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several women farmworkers alleging that a Colorado potato warehouse violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allowing managers to sexually harass female employees.
Activists Connect Shooting of Michael Brown to Movement for Reproductive Justice

Activists Connect Shooting of Michael Brown to Movement for Reproductive Justice

The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked days of protests and called national attention to continued and persistent police violence in African-American communities. Less focus, however, has been placed on how his death is directly linked to the struggle for reproductive justice.
Tennessee Judge Upholds Ban on Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Tennessee Judge Upholds Ban on Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages

A Tennessee state court last week broke away from a tide of court rulings in favor of marriage equality by upholding the state's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.
Affordable Contraception Program in Colorado's Impact is Overwhelmingly Positive

Affordable Contraception Program in Colorado’s Impact is Overwhelmingly Positive

When Colorado made IUDs and contraceptive implants more affordable, teen pregnancy, abortion, and public health costs all decreased.
Federal Judge Fails to Block North Carolina Voter Suppression Law

Federal Judge Fails to Block North Carolina Voter Suppression Law

A federal judge on Friday refused to grant civil rights groups and the US Department of Justice a preliminary injunction against a North Carolina voter suppression measure, signed into law by Republican Governor Pat McCrory last year.
France Dumps Abortion Restrictions, Will Cover the Cost of All First Trimester Abortions

France Dumps Abortion Restrictions, Will Cover the Cost of All First Trimester Abortions

A new law in France will now allow first-trimester abortions without requiring justification, and the full cost of the procedure will now be covered by the government.
National Moment of Silence Will Remember Victims of Police Brutality

National Moment of Silence Will Remember Victims of Police Brutality

This Thursday, a National Moment of Silence will be held in cities across the country to remember the lives lost and impacted by police brutality.
Michigan Jury Finds Renisha McBride's Killer Guilty

Michigan Jury Finds Renisha McBride’s Killer Guilty

A jury yesterday found Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, guilty of murder. The ruling disputed his claim that the killing was an act of self-defense justified under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Wafer, a 55-year-old white man, was found guilty of one count of felony firearm, homicide, and...