Posts tagged "legislation"
Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill last week that would give states the power to decide whether to give married lesbian and gay couples the same federal benefits that heterosexual married couples receive.
25-Foot Buffer Zone Bill Passes New Hampshire Senate

25-Foot Buffer Zone Bill Passes New Hampshire Senate

Buffer zones are critical in protecting patients from verbal and physical harassment, violence, and anti-abortion protesters who may block their path into a clinic. Since the beginning of 2013, clinic patients in New Hampshire have filed over 60 complaints that detail harassment and intimidation.
Iowa House Votes to Ban Telemedicine Abortion

Iowa House Votes to Ban Telemedicine Abortion

Iowa's telemedicine abortion program has been heralded as a safe and effective form of reproductive health care since its implementation five years ago, and allows women living in rural areas to obtain the medication without having to travel.
Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

"Our tireless advocacy for the last few weeks paid off."
Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

If signed into law, HB 2453 would allow the refusal of government services to same-sex couples, as well as private services such as access to stores and medical services, making LGBTQ people effectively second-class citizens.
Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

"Women--and men--from across Virginia have been clear: they're done with politically motivated bills that attack women's health."
South Dakota Bill Would Ban Second Trimester Abortions

South Dakota Bill Would Ban Second Trimester Abortions

South Dakota is already one of the most restrictive states for women's health.
Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households

Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households

850,000 households across the country - encompassing 1.7 million people - are now set to lose around $90 a month in food stamp benefits because of the US Senate vote last night on the 2014 Farm Bill.
Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today

Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today

Some 100 million U.S. workers have enjoyed time off because of the FMLA, and most employers have reported no negative impact on business profitability or productivity because of the law.
Minnesota Lawmakers Introduce Women's Economic Security Act

Minnesota Lawmakers Introduce Women’s Economic Security Act

Last week, Minnesota lawmakers introduced an expansive legislative package -- dubbed the “Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014" -- to address a wide range of issues affecting women working outside of the home, including mandated paid sick leave, increased minimum wage and expanded access to childcare.