Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, women have saved dramatically on birth control and emergency contraception.
A new study has found that the majority of Black men and women believe in a woman's right to choose and want women to have access to abortion care and contraception.
Earlier this month, the Kansas Attorney General announced his plans to appeal a Shawnee County Judge's ruling which blocked an anti-choice law in the state.
Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative (CFPI), which offers teenagers and poor women free and low-cost intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants and has significantly reduced the state’s teen pregnancy and abortion rates, may soon disappear. The CFPI’s private grant is set to run out this year, and Colorado state representatives have eliminated the program’s funding by voting...
President Assures There Will Be Justice for Farkhunda in Afghanistan Following Outcry by Women’s Rights Leaders
Leaders were outraged last week when the Appeals Court of Afghanistan reversed the death penalties issued in the murder case of Farkhunda, who was killed by an angry mob in March.
Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky, and Diana DeGette today introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act, which would lift restrictions on health insurance coverage for abortion.
California legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault and educating high school students on healthy relationships is poised to become law, as it passed the California Assembly Education Committee last week.
Despite national and international celebration, disparities in coverage, respect, and pay still linger between women’s and men’s soccer teams.
Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
President Obama is proposing a plan this week to broaden overtime pay that is expected to affect millions of Americans in the working class, especially women.
A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions to draw federal congressional districts and taking that power away from the state legislature.
On June 27 at about 6:30 AM, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole at South Carolina’s Statehouse and removed the confederate flag.
The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today to put a temporary hold on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have closed all but 9 of the state’s abortion clinics in Texas. The order from the Supreme Court comes in response to an emergency request filed by women’s health care providers on...
The nation is remembering the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church mass shooting this week, as President Obama gave an unforgettable eulogy for State Senate Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that same-sex couples fundamentally have equal protections under the Constitution.
The court in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which bans housing discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.
In a momentous victory, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and protected access to health insurance for millions of families and individuals.
Marc Benioff has laid out a plan to ensure equal pay and equal hiring at the global cloud-based software company.
Politicians, retailers, and activists are taking part in a push in South Carolina to have the Confederate flag removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. This movement follows the massacre of nine African American people by a 21-year-old white man in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last week. Wal-Mart, Sears,...