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BREAKING: House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

In a 241-187 vote, the House of Representatives voted this afternoon, mostly on party lines with Republicans for and Democrats against, to strip federal funding of Planned Parenthood for a full year. The House also voted 248-177 to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which threatens doctors with new criminal penalties, up to five...
House to Vote This Week on ‘Defund Planned Parenthood Act’

House to Vote This Week on ‘Defund Planned Parenthood Act’

Given that Planned Parenthood provides quality, affordable reproductive health care to 2.7 million women, men and teens at approximately 700 health centers nationwide, the stakes could not be higher.
The White House Launches College Scorecard System

The White House Launches College Scorecard System

The Obama Administration unveiled a new College Scorecard this weekend that ranks colleges and universities across the country, aiming to empower students in their college search.
Con Edison to Pay $3.8 Million in Sex Discrimination Suit

Con Edison to Pay $3.8 Million in Sex Discrimination Suit

New York utility company Con Edison will be forced to pay $3.8 million to more than 300 of its women workers who were subjected to sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination.
New Data Reveals Slow Progress For Women in Global Leadership

New Data Reveals Slow Progress For Women in Global Leadership

On anniversary of United Nations’ resolution, new data shows that most countries are far behind on their goals for women in positions of global leadership.
Farmworker Women Awarded $17 Million in Sexual Harassment Suit

Farmworker Women Awarded $17 Million in Sexual Harassment Suit

In a landmark victory, a federal jury unanimously decided to award a $17 million settlement to five women farmworkers who were subjected to sexual harassment and intimidation.
President Obama Signs Pay Transparency Rule

President Obama Signs Pay Transparency Rule

Thanks to President Obama's latest executive order, federal workers can no longer be retaliated against for discussing their pay.
Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide

Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide

Joe Biden announces million dollar plan to clear the massive national rape kit backlog.
New York City’s Youngest Residents Head to Free Preschool

New York City’s Youngest Residents Head to Free Preschool

Thousands of pre-schoolers in New York City will begin school this week, in the second year of the City's fully-funded pre-kindergarten program.
Planned Parenthood Clinic Blaze Ruled Arson As Legislative Attacks Continue

Planned Parenthood Clinic Blaze Ruled Arson As Legislative Attacks Continue

Physical attacks join legislative attacks; as a Planned Parenthood clinic blaze in Washington is ruled arson, Republicans in Congress call for a full defunding of the women's health organization.
Obama Issues Executive Order for Paid Sick Leave

Obama Issues Executive Order for Paid Sick Leave

This Labor Day, the Obama Administration utilized the three-day weekend to take a step toward making the country a little more family-friendly.
Conservative Lawmakers Use False Planned Parenthood Videos to Introduce New Anti-Choice Laws

Conservative Lawmakers Use False Planned Parenthood Videos to Introduce New Anti-Choice Laws

Although comprehensive investigations of Planned Parenthood continue to prove no wrongdoing, conservative politicians are using the issue to push anti-choice legislation.
In Lawsuit, NYPD Officers Claim They're Punished for Refusing to Discriminate

In Lawsuit, NYPD Officers Claim They’re Punished for Refusing to Discriminate

A dozen NYPD officers are suing the city and the NYPD for allegedly punishing them when they refuse to partake in stop-and-frisk quotas.
“Yes Means Yes” Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools

“Yes Means Yes” Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools

Rather than depending on the popular mantra “no means no,” consent under this legislation requires an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”
Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target is to pay millions after a lawsuit against the store for discriminating against women and African American job applicants.
Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court, Refuses to Issue Marriage Licenses

Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court, Refuses to Issue Marriage Licenses

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis will be summoned to court this morning where a federal judge could hold her in contempt for refusing to issue a marriage licenses to gay couples.
Judge Rules Employers Can Object to Contraceptive Coverage on Moral Grounds

Judge Rules Employers Can Object to Contraceptive Coverage on Moral Grounds

A court sided with anti-choice group March for Life, denying employees of the group contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. These investigations were stimulated by highly doctored and deceptive videos falsely claiming PPFA has been selling fetal tissue. State agency representatives from Georgia, South Dakota, Florida, Indiana, and Massachusetts have independently confirmed that all...
Nation’s “Strongest Equal Pay Law” Set to Pass in California

Nation’s “Strongest Equal Pay Law” Set to Pass in California

California Governor Jerry Brown has said he will sign the nation's strongest equal pay law once it reaches his desk.
Chicago Activists Continue Hunger Strike to Save Predominately Black Public High School

Chicago Activists Continue Hunger Strike to Save Predominately Black Public High School

Chicago residents have entered the second week of their hunger strike protesting the closure of Dyett High School.