A vote to eliminate all federal funding to the national organization fell short of the votes necessary for such an action.
The Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), championed by Senator Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY), was once again blocked by the Senate in a vote yesterday.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch took the oath of office today, becoming the first African American woman to serve in the role.
June 16, 1937: One day a woman will be elected President! That's the assurance of the woman who currently lives in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Supreme Court refused to review a North Carolina mandatory ultrasound law this week, permanently blocking what many feel is the most extreme forced ultrasound law in the nation. The North Carolina law, which was passed in 2011, requires a physician perform an ultrasound on a patient seeking an abortion at least four house, and...
The National Health and Family Planning Commission released a report this month showing that China’s maternal death rate has dropped by over seventy-five percent in the past twenty-five years.
June 15, 1912: Always eager to take advantage of any opportunity to promote the cause, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (N.A.W.S.A.) has made the first pro-suffrage motion picture.
The data also show that students are divided about the definition of consent, that victims of sexual assault suffer from trauma, and that a small minority of victims report the crime.
June 12, 1912: Teddy Roosevelt has just endorsed woman suffrage! Better yet, he plans to work at the Republican National Convention in Chicago next week to get a suffrage plank in the party's platform.
Despite the progressive action, many say that it will take years for FGM practices to cease due its cultural pervasiveness.
The decision allows the state to uphold 2013 bill HB 2, requiring that every reproductive health care facility offering abortion services meet the costly hospital-like standards for buildings known as ambulatory surgical center.
June 11, 1920: Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention today.
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards announced yesterday that murder charges against a Georgia woman who ended her pregnancy using a prescription abortion pill she ordered online have been dropped.
McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt’s violent attack on a 15-year-old African American girl at a neighborhood pool party went immediately viral over the weekend.
June 10, 1963: Almost two decades of effort by women's groups paid off today when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
Dozens of activists, leaders, and members of Congress joined Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal this morning to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).