Posts tagged "health"
Amnesty Votes on Policy to Decriminalize Sex Work, Sparks Feminist Debate

Amnesty Votes on Policy to Decriminalize Sex Work, Sparks Feminist Debate

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women sent an open letter signed by over 400 groups and individuals to Amnesty International asking it to reconsider a policy to decriminalize sex work.
US Government Warns Southern States Against Defunding Planned Parenthood

US Government Warns Southern States Against Defunding Planned Parenthood

A US Federal agency warns Louisiana and Alabama of against defunding Planned Parenthood.
Obama Takes Step for Paid Sick Leave

Obama Takes Step for Paid Sick Leave

The Obama Administration has drafted an executive order to ensure paid sick leave and parental leave for all federally contracted employees and their subcontractors.
Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured an operation that involves breaking the pelvis or having their pubic bone sawed through. Others claim their wombs were removed entirely.
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...
New Jersey is Inching Closer to Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Statewide

New Jersey is Inching Closer to Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Statewide

The Assembly Budget Committee of the New Jersey state legislature approved a paid sick leave bill Monday by a 6-4 vote.
Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception

Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception

Around 6,000 Cameroonian women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 30 percent of those women did not want to become pregnant in the first place.
Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Even as the Court decided that closely-held corporations could have religious rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the conservative majority minimized not only the importance of women's health but also the goal of women's equality.
Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
TRAP Law Shuts Down North Alabama Clinic

TRAP Law Shuts Down North Alabama Clinic

One northern Alabama clinic surrendered its provider license Tuesday. The Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville is the latest victim of a new state TRAP law set to take effect July 1.
US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave

US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave

The US Labor Secretary was allowed to skip a Cabinet meeting recently for a more important appointment: his daughter's graduation.
Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

In a victory for Arizona women, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has blocked the state's restrictions on medication abortion.
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.
North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

The North Carolina Senate passed SB 353 Thursday in a vote of 31 to 13, moving the bill which restricts abortion from the legislature to the Governor's desk for final approval. SB 353 is the Senate version of theHouse motorcycle safety bill that passed over a week ago. Lawmakers added abortion provisions in at the...
New Report Shows FGM in Decline, But 30 Million Girls Still at Risk

New Report Shows FGM in Decline, But 30 Million Girls Still at Risk

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) published a report Monday saying that 30 million girls are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM), despite a global decline in the practice.
Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

When women get pregnant in America, they pay more and die more than women in other industrialized nations.
Hobby Lobby Win Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

Hobby Lobby Win Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

After receiving a temporary injunction from US District Judge Joe Heaton last week, Hobby Lobby will now be exempted from the Affordable Care Act stipulation that requires employer-based insurance plans to cover various birth control methods at no extra cost to employees until October 1, 2013.
Northern Virginia Clinic Forced to Close

Northern Virginia Clinic Forced to Close

NOVA Women's Healthcare, an abortion provider that is repudiated to be the busiest clinic in Virginia, has closed its facility in Fairfax as a result of new city regulations combined with impending new Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP laws). NOVA was one of the main abortion clinics in the Northern Virginia area, and a...
Texas Passes Anti-Abortion Law, Confiscates Tampons

Texas Passes Anti-Abortion Law, Confiscates Tampons

The Texas state Senate passed an anti-abortion law that threatens to close all but five clinics in the state and has garnered national attention in a vote of 19 to 11 on Friday.
House Legislators Cut Food Stamps for 48 Million Americans

House Legislators Cut Food Stamps for 48 Million Americans

On Thursday afternoon, the US House of Representatives passed a severely reduced version of The Farm Bill. This version of the bill eliminated the food stamp program and the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP).