After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
January 14, 1909: In a pair of bold moves, the National American Woman Suffrage Association has announced that it will be opening new offices in both Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York, to more vigorously pursue its goal of achieving "Votes for Women."
Morrissey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor last month due to an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old, and in the face of felony charges for possession of child pornography, indecent liberties with a minor, and electronic solicitation of a minor.
The former archbishop of St. Louis has blamed the pedophilia scandals within the Catholic church on men who are "feminized" and on "radical feminism."
January 13, 1917: Four days of picketing President Wilson at the White House have brought gratifying results, and the protests will be even larger next week.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah announced 25 nominees for the Afghan cabinet yesterday.
January 12, 1917: Today was a very good - though quite frigid - one for the "Silent Sentinels" of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
The majority of those killed were women, children, and the elderly who could not flee quickly enough.
From Masters of Ceremony Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to recognizing the show “Transparent," these were the feminist moments of this year's Golden Globes.
While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
January 9, 1918: In a momentous and surprise announcement that is sure to help in tomorrow's crucial House vote, the President has ended many years of evasion and neutrality on the issue by coming out strongly in favor of women having a Constitutionally guaranteed, nationwide right to vote.
Thanks to a request from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Canadian province will now include teaching consent in its sex-education curriculum.
The new regulations put trans folks and anyone suffering from "fetishism, exhibitionism, and voyeurism" among those with primarily physical impairments such as blindness who are barred from driving.
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.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic
January 8, 1917: Ethel Byrne was found guilty today of violating New York State's anti-birth-control law while working at her sister Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic when it was raided on October 25th.