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Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

With Texas on the verge of shutting down all but 8 of the state’s abortion clinics, activists are taking up a new method to increase access to clinics.
Feminists Fight Back Against Slew of Abortion Restrictions in Tennessee

Feminists Fight Back Against Slew of Abortion Restrictions in Tennessee

The Women's March on Nashville will take place on Tuesday - the same day state legislators will be sworn in and have filed to take up various abortion restrictions.
House Republicans Push National 20-Week Abortion Ban on First Day Back in Congress

House Republicans Push National 20-Week Abortion Ban on First Day Back in Congress

When the 114th Congress came together for their first session, two legislators in the House of Representatives re-introduced a nationwide 20-week abortion ban.
Officials Say NAACP Bombing "Was Caused Deliberately"

Officials Say NAACP Bombing “Was Caused Deliberately”

FBI officials said the explosion on Wednesday morning “was caused deliberately.”
Democrat Kathleen Murphy Wins Special Election for Virginia House

Democrat Kathleen Murphy Wins Special Election for Virginia House

She is an advocate of stricter gun laws, renewable energy resources, getting colleges to report sexual assaults to the police, and is against "personhood" anti-abortion laws.
Clinically Dead Pregnant Irish Woman Taken Off Life Support

Clinically Dead Pregnant Irish Woman Taken Off Life Support

The court's decision to take the pregnant woman off life support was in line with her family's wishes.
Confirmation of Obama Judges Hits High Mark, Most Diverse in History

Confirmation of Obama Judges Hits High Mark, Most Diverse in History

After six years of his presidency, more of President Obama’s judicial appointments have been confirmed by the Senate than for either Presidents Clinton or George W. Bush in their first six years.
Washington, DC Breaks Barriers for Women

Washington, DC Breaks Barriers for Women

Washington, DC is led by a trio of women, two of whom are women of color, making it the only city in the US where the mayor, chief of police, and school chancellor are all women.
Transgender Woman Elected Mayor in India

Transgender Woman Elected Mayor in India

On Sunday, independent candidate Madhu Kinnar was elected mayor over Mahaveer Guruji of the popular Bharatiya Janata Party by more than 4,500 votes.
Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States

Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States

The 24 states where Republicans now hold total control are planning a “juggernaut of conservative legislation” that could especially impact women’s access to reproductive health.
More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis

More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis

Following rampant accusations of sexual assault and harassment of female migrants, Customs and Border Protection is looking to boost the number of female agents on staff.
Little League Star Mo'ne Davis Honored by AP and Sports Illustrated

Little League Star Mo’ne Davis Honored by AP and Sports Illustrated

Mo'ne Davis is the AP's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year.
#BlackLivesMatter Movement Takes On Racist Coverage by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation Companies

#BlackLivesMatter Movement Takes On Racist Coverage by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation Companies

Over a thousand protesters are slated to rally outside Fox News headquarters today to protest racist coverage of anti-police brutality movements across the country by both Fox News and newspaper The New York Post.
Sex Segregation is On the Rise in America's Public Schools

Sex Segregation is On the Rise in America’s Public Schools

Deliberate sex segregation is on the rise in public K-12 classrooms across the country, despite evidence that it is often illegal and educationally unsound.
Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh

Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh

The fate of a 15-foot buffer zone in Pittsburgh could be determined by a federal judge if city lawyers and anti-abortion protesters don't come to an agreement first.
Boko Haram Kidnapped 172 More Women and Children, Officials Report

Boko Haram Kidnapped 172 More Women and Children, Officials Report

According to local officials and residents, Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 172 women and children and killed 35 people last week.
McDonald's Responsible for 86 Cases of Misconduct Against Workers

McDonald’s Responsible for 86 Cases of Misconduct Against Workers

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled Friday that the McDonald’s corporation is responsible for several dozen complaints of retaliatory conduct against workers fighting for job improvements. Since November 2012, 291 charges have been filed against McDonald’s franchisees. Of that number, the NLRB said it found 86 cases of unlawful conduct which included firings, reduced hours, threats, surveillance,...
President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014's Last Press Conference

President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014′s Last Press Conference

In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 - and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

At this rate, it would take more than another 2 generations of women to get to parity in Congressional representation. “Clearly, this is not acceptable,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), just ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of for-profit retail chain Hobby Lobby this...