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Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Walking While Trans"

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of “Walking While Trans”

"I am saddened by the injustice that took place at my trial," she said in a statement, "but we are not giving up the fight. It's time that we end the stigma and the criminalization of sex work, the profiling of trans women of color, and the racist police system that harms so many of...
Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

The bishops carefully state that "healthcare is a right," but then ask Virginia legislators to repeal healthcare for poor women facing rare, tragic circumstances.
Advocates Ask Court To Reconsider Texas Admitting Privileges Case

Advocates Ask Court To Reconsider Texas Admitting Privileges Case

The Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Texas filed a petition last week asking the full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reexamine the constitutionality of the admitting privileges requirement contained in HB2.
Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health & Human Services

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health & Human Services

President Barack Obama last week announced the resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius.
Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

The Court's ruling, however, was not a complete victory for women's health.
Tennessee Legislature Approves Measure Criminalizing Pregnant Women

Tennessee Legislature Approves Measure Criminalizing Pregnant Women

The Tennessee state legislature passed SB 1391 Wednesday, a bill that allows women who suffer from drug-related pregnancy complications to be charged with assault and potentially imprisoned.
Women's Rights Groups Pressure Walmart to Improve Pregnant Worker Policies

Women’s Rights Groups Pressure Walmart to Improve Pregnant Worker Policies

Walmart has updated its worker accommodation policy, but advocates say that the new policy may still allow discrimination against pregnant workers.
Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

In a victory for Arizona women, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has blocked the state's restrictions on medication abortion.
Senate Republicans Filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans Filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

The Senate blocked efforts to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) by a 54-43 vote today along strict party lines, with Republicans and moderates - including Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) - voting no.
Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

"Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now."