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Abortion Rights Organizations File Lawsuit Against Tennesee Anti-Abortion Law

Reproductive rights groups challenged a new Tennessee law requiring abortion providers to inform medication abortion patients that their abortion pill can be “reversed”, despite no conclusive medical evidence that an “abortion reversal” pill is effective or even safe. The lawsuit was filed on Monday by several abortion clinics in Tennesee. The plaintiffs make the case […]

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Equal Rights Amendment advanced in Virginia

Today, January 9, a Virginia Senate committee passed a resolution to ratify the ERA in the state. The vote passed 10-5, with Republican Senator Jill Vogel joining the Democrats in passing the measure. If Virginia passes the ERA, the state would become the 38th and final state necessary to ratify the Amendment in the United […]

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Afghan President: Human Rights and Women’s Rights Must Be Protected

In an interview with the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, the president of Afghanistan once again reiterated his commitment to ensuring and protecting human rights and women’s rights in Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani is committed to never “surrender” to the Taliban or allow Afghanistan to be a country where women are “held at home as if […]

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Trans Women in Mexico Take to Activism as Murders Go Unpunished

Mexico has become the second deadliest country for transgender people — especially transgender women — with 261 transgender women murdered from 2013 to 2018, 53 of those occurring last year, prompting activism nationally. On September 29th, 2016, Kenya Cueva’s friend and fellow sex worker, Paola Buenrostro, was shot and killed in front of her, and […]

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New Zealand Bans Semiautomatic Weapons in a 119-1 Vote

Twenty-four hours after a right-wing terrorist killed 50 people in a Christchurch mosque, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons. The ban, which passed the legislature in a 119 to 1 vote, extends to all high-capacity ammunition and parts that allow guns to be converted into military-style semiautomatic weapons. All parties, […]

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New Ohio Governor ramps up Attacks on Abortion Rights

Newly sworn in governor Mike DeWine made a surprise appearance at the Ohio March for Life rally on Tuesday and has announced that he would sign the heartbeat bill, vetoed by Kasich, if it came to his desk. This bill would ban abortion after 6 weeks without exceptions for rape and incest, making it the […]

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On the Ballot: Protecting and Promoting Voting Rights in Michigan

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) student organizers across Michigan are working on six college campuses to turnout the vote in favor of Propositions 2 and 3, two ballot measures that would help promote and protect statewide voting rights. “At their core, Propositions 2 and 3 are about equal representation and access. Both will promote racial and […]

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Senate to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban

On Monday night, the Senate is expected to vote to move forward with a 20-week abortion ban, misleadingly titled the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban and criminalize abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in all 50 states.

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DeVos Attacks Title IX Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines

In an announcement at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that she is working to replace Title IX protections for survivors of gender based violence and sexual assault. In her speech, DeVos criticized the guidance put in place under the Obama administration in the Dear […]

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Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Dreamers

Senators Dick Durban (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) have introduced legislation to protect from deportation over 740,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.