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Alaska Court Protects Abortion Access for Low-Income Women

Alaska Court Protects Abortion Access for Low-Income Women

In a win for low-income women in Alaska, a state court judge strikes down a law limiting Medicaid abortion coverage.
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Model Gender Equity Directive

Los Angeles Mayor Announces Model Gender Equity Directive

“Gender equity must permeate every level of City operations—as leaders, employers, and service providers,” the unparalleled directive reads.
Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time

Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time

Women in Saudi Arabia registered to vote over the weekend, preparing to participate for the first time in local elections this December.
Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage

Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage

The signs, which ask for first-year women- and their moms- to be dropped off at an ODU fraternity "for a good time," have elicited outrage and a promise of disciplinary action from the University.
Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis

In the latest attempt to limit access to abortion in Ohio, legislatures are proposing a bill that would prohibit abortion when a fetus tests positive for Down Syndrome.
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Overtime, Minimum Wage for Home-Care Workers

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Overtime, Minimum Wage for Home-Care Workers

Home care workers have protections for minimum wage and overtime pay, a federal appeals court decided on Friday.
Two Women Graduate from Army Ranger School, Making History

Two Women Graduate from Army Ranger School, Making History

Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver have become the first women to ever graduate from the elite and grueling Army Ranger School.
Research Shows Cost of Unsafe Abortions in Developing Countries

Research Shows Cost of Unsafe Abortions in Developing Countries

Up to 7 million women per year require treatment for complications from unsafe abortions in developing countries, new research shows.
Threat to Kansas Abortion Clinic Quickly Resolved

Threat to Kansas Abortion Clinic Quickly Resolved

Security measures set in place to protect the South Wind Women's Clinic from threats succeeded in intercepting a possible bomb threat yesterday.
The Feminist Majority Foundation Remembers Julian Bond

The Feminist Majority Foundation Remembers Julian Bond

Civil rights iconic leader Julian Bond passed away this weekend, leaving behind a legacy of inclusion and activism.
White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official

White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has made history this morning when President Obama appointed her to serve as an official in the White House.
Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood

Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood

As investigations in the Planned Parenthood fall flat, anti-choice Republican legislators are moving to pull funding at a state level.
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.
Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

"I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do," Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana.
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.
Oklahoma Court Blocks Medication Abortion Restriction

Oklahoma Court Blocks Medication Abortion Restriction

An Oklahoma Judge has once again blocked restrictions on medication abortions.
Target to Stop Gender-Based Toy Signage

Target to Stop Gender-Based Toy Signage

Target announced on Friday that it will be discontinuing the practice of dividing toy sections into "boys" and "girls" toys, instead calling these sections "kids."
Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland's mother filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday claiming that Bland should never have been arrested and blaming Texas officials for her death.
Federal Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Anti-Abortion Extremists

Federal Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Anti-Abortion Extremists

The restraining order, issued at the request of the National Abortion Federation, prohibits these groups and individuals from releasing any videos, documents, or other confidential information obtained from NAF Annual Meetings, including the dates and locations of future meetings.