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Affirmative Action Returns to SCOTUS

Affirmative Action Returns to SCOTUS

For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, the case that threatens to destroy affirmative action.
Sierra Leone Legalizes Abortion

Sierra Leone Legalizes Abortion

The Safe Abortion Act that passed this week with an overwhelming majority support in the parliament will make the abortion procedure legal in Sierra Leone.
Suspect in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting Charged in Court, Exclaims “I’m Guilty”

Suspect in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting Charged in Court, Exclaims “I’m Guilty”

Robert Dear, the man accused of killing three and injuring nine at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs late last month, was formally charged with 179 felony counts yesterday.

State Lawmakers Advocate For Debt-Free College

On Monday, state legislators demonstrated their commitment to addressing the ever-growing student debt crisis in the US by announcing their support of new legislation making public colleges debt-free.
Angela Merkel Named TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year

Angela Merkel Named TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year

Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named Time’s 2015 Person of the Year for her leadership on the Syrian refugee and Greek debt crises.
Supreme Court Rejects Latest Delay Tactic by Center for Medical Progress

Supreme Court Rejects Latest Delay Tactic by Center for Medical Progress

On Friday, the Supreme Court denied an emergency request from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) that would have allowed the anti-abortion group to avoid disclosing the names of key supporters “intimately involved in the planning and funding for the Center’s alleged conspiracy.”
National Day of Solidarity Planned for Tomorrow, 12/5

National Day of Solidarity Planned for Tomorrow, 12/5

Planned Parenthood is holding a National Day of Solidarity tomorrow, December 5, in the wake of the recent violence at Planned Parenthood’s Colorado Springs clinic, in San Bernardino, and across the country.

Egypt’s President Issues Decree Outlawing Child Marriage

In an attempt to outlaw child marriage in the country, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree making it illegal for Egyptians to get married before the age of 18.

Congress Renews Push to Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Affordable Care Act

Despite a mass shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood last week, Senate Republicans stepped up efforts to dismantle the reproductive healthcare provider by pushing forward a bill yesterday to defund the organization.
Pentagon Announces Women Can Now Serve in All Military Combat Roles

Pentagon Announces Women Can Now Serve in All Military Combat Roles

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that all military combat jobs will be opened up to women beginning next year, adding that “there will be no exceptions.”

On World AIDS Day, PEPFAR Announces Partnership Targeting Infection of Young Women and Girls

Today, on World AIDS Day, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced it will partner with Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare to reduce AIDS infection of young women and girls globally.
Candlelight Vigil Calls for an End to Anti-Abortion Terrorism

Candlelight Vigil Calls for an End to Anti-Abortion Terrorism

Last night, dozens of activists gathered outside the Supreme Court for a candlelight vigil calling for an end to anti-abortion terrorism.

Saudi Women Begin Historic Municipal Election Campaign

On Sunday, for the first time in Saudi Arabia’s modern history, more than 900 women have registered to run for the municipal elections.
Abortion Clinics Nationwide Stay Open Despite Threats

Abortion Clinics Nationwide Stay Open Despite Threats

Despite increasing threats for over one year and the tragic shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, clinics nationwide stay opened over the weekend and performed vitally necessary health services for women.
FMF Joins the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

FMF Joins the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

In the United States, women’s groups join in the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Federal Appeals Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the hospital admitting requirement for Wisconsin abortion providers is unconstitutional.
New Study Shows More Women Choosing LARCs

New Study Shows More Women Choosing LARCs

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the "fast-growing" form of birth control in the United States, according to a new report released this month.
Rising Support for Women’s Education in Afghanistan

Rising Support for Women’s Education in Afghanistan

A survey of the Afghan people by the Asia Foundation for 2015 found that 74% of Afghans support women’s access to higher education.

Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic in Kentucky Vandalized Twice in Three Weeks

Kentucky's last remaining full-time abortion clinic has been vandalized twice in less than one month.