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The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers

The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers

The Senate Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that included expanded abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers in case of rape, incest, and when the life of the parent is threatened.
Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona's Anti-Abortion Law

Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Law

The Arizona law would have prevented women from receiving a medication abortion between their seventh and ninth week of pregnancy.
Ohio House Rejects Six-Week Abortion Ban

Ohio House Rejects Six-Week Abortion Ban

House Bill 248, a direct affront to Roe v. Wade, would have banned abortion before viability, even in cases of rape or incest.
Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Legislation

Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Legislation

The Senate denied a vote for the Military Justice Improvement Act yesterday, blocking the act for the second time this year.
Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

In both chambers of Congress, women are leading the fight against the legislation, which contains controversial provisions on abortion, abstinence-only education, financial reform, and other issues impacting millions of Americans.
Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Reverend Al Sharpton and the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley, and Tamir Rice will be leading a march Saturday in Washington, DC.
Scripps College Will Now Officially Admit Transgender Women

Scripps College Will Now Officially Admit Transgender Women

The new policy will be in effect for all Fall 2016 applicants.
Groups Demand Gender-Responsive Climate Policy at UN Convention

Groups Demand Gender-Responsive Climate Policy at UN Convention

The talks are a continuation of the UN Climate Summit in New York earlier this year, and a precursor to the 2015 climate meeting in Paris, where world leaders are expected to finalize a new global climate agreement.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana's TRAP Law, Saving Lafayette's Last Clinic

Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana’s TRAP Law, Saving Lafayette’s Last Clinic

The bill targeted a Planned Parenthood that was also the only abortion clinic in Lafayette.
Michigan House Passes "License to Discriminate" Bill

Michigan House Passes “License to Discriminate” Bill

The Michigan House last week voted to pass a bill that gives service providers the right to deny service to anyone who does not adhere to their religious beliefs.
The Employment Rate for Women Just Surpassed its Previous Peak in 2013

The Employment Rate for Women Just Surpassed its Previous Peak in 2013

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2014 show more job growth in the past 11 months than in any previous calendar year since the 1990s.
Activists Demonstrate Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Activists Demonstrate Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Workers, human rights advocates, environmental organizations, and consumer rights leaders rallied today to oppose the TPP free trade agreement, described as "a massive corporate power grab... with potentially dire consequences for the economy, environment and public health both at home and abroad."
Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault

Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault

According to the the Pentagon report, there were about 19,000 cases of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact last year - over 50 cases a day. Of those who do report, nearly two-thirds reported that they faced retaliation.
Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Regulations Closing the State's Clinics

Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Regulations Closing the State’s Clinics

The Board of Health will begin the amendment process next year.
Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central Station.
Fast Food Strikes in Almost 200 Cities Launched Today

Fast Food Strikes in Almost 200 Cities Launched Today

Fast food, home care, retail and other low-wage workers in nearly 190 cities walked off the job today to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
Chicago Raises Minimum Wage But Could Face Opposition From State

Chicago Raises Minimum Wage But Could Face Opposition From State

The Chicago City Council Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill increasing the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, but that decision could come under fire at the state level.
World Health Organization Calls For an End to "Virginity Tests"

World Health Organization Calls For an End to “Virginity Tests”

In the handbook, WHO stated that virginity tests used on women and girls to "prove" virginity have "no scientific validity" and pointed out that the tests violate international human rights standards against degrading treatment and are a form of discrimination against women.
Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case While Advocates Rally Outside

Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case While Advocates Rally Outside

The US Supreme Court heard the arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service case this morning. Young’s case was bolstered by a rally held outside the Supreme Court during the hearing.
President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.