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31 Alabama DMVs Close, But Photo ID Still Required to Vote

31 Alabama DMVs Close, But Photo ID Still Required to Vote

Congresswoman Terri Sewell is calling the closure of DMVs in mostly poor, African-American regions of Alabama- effectively cutting off access to obtaining voter ID- "unacceptable."
Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists

Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists

Data compiled by the US Census Bureau this week once again demonstrates a gender wage gap, showing that American women who work full-time, year-round jobs on average earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.
Deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership is Reached

Deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership is Reached

The United States and ten other countries have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving environmentalists, human rights activists, women’s rights activists, doctors, and many others concerned.
Sheryl Sandberg Releases Women In the Workplace Study

Sheryl Sandberg Releases Women In the Workplace Study

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and the founder of Lean In has launched Women In The Workplace, a study that looks at the state of women in corporate America.
Australia Deports Anti-Abortion Extremist Troy Newman

Australia Deports Anti-Abortion Extremist Troy Newman

"We don't welcome extremists into our country and we don't welcome extremism," said Terri Butler, Australia's Labor MP.
House Republicans to Launch New Select Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood as Attacks on Clinics Continue

House Republicans to Launch New Select Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood as Attacks on Clinics Continue

House Republicans will assemble a new select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, two Planned Parenthood clinics in two different states have been set on fire in apparent arson.
FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend for her many achievements and contributions to the United States women's movement.
Circuit Court Denies Anti-Choice Extremist’s Appeal Over Threatening Letter

Circuit Court Denies Anti-Choice Extremist’s Appeal Over Threatening Letter

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a petition to revise its previous ruling that Angel Dillard, an anti-abortion extremist, must stand trial for a threatening letter she sent to a Kansas doctor in 2011.
Congress Passes a Continuing Resolution, Avoids Government Shutdown For Now

Congress Passes a Continuing Resolution, Avoids Government Shutdown For Now

Congress passed a continuing resolution hours before the midnight deadline, avoiding a shutdown and protecting funding for Planned Parenthood.
Settlement Reached in UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Settlement Reached in UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

United Parcel Service has reached a settlement with former UPS air driver Peggy Young, concluding a nine-year pregnancy discrimination case that reached all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The parties filed to dismiss the case this morning in a reportedly amicable settlement, the details of which were not released. “We are grateful that this case...
Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee

Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee

Amid calls from anti-abortion lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood, the organizations’s president Cecile Richards testified today in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The initial purpose of the hearing was to “investigate” Planned Parenthood’s use of federal funds in light of unscrupulous and thoroughly debunked claims that the organization profits from fetal tissue...
World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit

World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit

On the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met with the UN to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
Senate Democrats Block Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats Block Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senators voted 47-52 yesterday to block a short-term spending bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed to defund Planned Parenthood beginning in October.
Abuse Victim Advocate Blasts Pope’s Remarks on US Bishops’ ‘Courage’

Abuse Victim Advocate Blasts Pope’s Remarks on US Bishops’ ‘Courage’

In a statement released Wednesday by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, president Barbara Blaine blasted Pope Francis for his praise of US bishops’ “courage,” accusing the pontiff of doing “little if anything” to meaningfully address the Catholic Church’s decades-long sex abuse crisis.
National Women’s Groups Urge Jerry Brown to Sign California FACT Law

National Women’s Groups Urge Jerry Brown to Sign California FACT Law

Women's rights groups, including the Feminist Majority Foundation, urge Governor Brown to sign FACT Act, requiring unlicensed crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not medical providers.
Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process

Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the anti-abortion group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress must provide documents and respond to questions concerning deceptive videos the group produced to mislead the public about Planned Parenthood.
PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too

PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards has agreed to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is chaired by Reps. John Chaffetz (R-UT). The House Committee is “investigating” allegations against Planned Parenthood after the release of highly edited and misleading videos from anti-choice group calling itself the Center for...
Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban

Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban

Senate Dems blocked HR 36, a restrictive 20-week abortion ban that would force rape survivors under 18 years of age seeking abortion care to report the crime to authorities.
University of Texas’ Choice of Athletic Director Reveals Deep Inequality

University of Texas’ Choice of Athletic Director Reveals Deep Inequality

Mike Perrin, a lawyer and former college football player, was chosen as the new interim athletic director for University of Texas over Chris Plonsky, a woman who has worked in the athletic department of the university for a quarter of a century.
Federal Court Rules Anti-Abortion Group Can’t Plead the Fifth

Federal Court Rules Anti-Abortion Group Can’t Plead the Fifth

“It’s telling that the defendants have been very vocal in the media saying that they have nothing to hide, yet in federal court they want to plead the Fifth,” said NAF President Vicki Saporta.