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3/25/2015 - Masked Intruder Attacks Last Abortion Clinic Standing in Mississippi
In the early hours of the morning Monday, a person in a mask wielding what appeared to be a machete attacked the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. The clinic revealed in a post on their website the details of the attack on what is affectionately referred to by staff and community members as The Pink House....

3/16/2015 - Attorney General Confirmation Delayed Over Anti-Abortion Provision of Human Trafficking Bill
The Senate hit an unexpected delay in the consideration of nominee Loretta Lynch for attorney general due to the discovery of an anti-abortion provision hidden within a bipartisan human trafficking bill, which has recently reached an impasse. "I had hoped to turn to her next week, but if we can't finish the trafficking bill, she will be put off again," said majority leader Mitch McConnell on CNN on the delay in Lynch's confirmation....

3/12/2015 - Iowa Supreme Court Hears Telemedicine Abortion Case
The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday contesting a 2013 decision by state regulators to order limitations on the use of telemedicine for women seeking a medical abortion. Telemedicine is the widely used practice of conferencing with a doctor through a video camera in order to diagnose or prescribe treatment to patients....

2/19/2015 - Feminist Activists Protest TPP and Bruneian Penal Code Outside Beverly Hills Hotel
Activists gathered across the street from the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles yesterday to call on Congress to exclude Brunei from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The crowd included organizers from the Feminist Majority Foundation, FMF board member Mavis Leno, as well as leadership from organizations such as 1 Billion Rising, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Unite Here who organized the rally....

2/18/2015 - Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation
In states such as Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina, lawmakers are introducing bills placing restrictions on abortion access. In Washington, two bills are being introduced to restrict abortion care access....

2/13/2015 - Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations
Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured, often without their consent, an operation called symphysiotomy that involves breaking the pelvis to make more space for the baby to be born and sometimes involving having their pubic bone sawed through....

2/10/2015 - John Legend Drops Performance at Beverly Hills Hotel in Response to Brunei's Anti-Gay, Anti-Woman Penal Code
Singer and songwriter John Legend announced that he would not be performing at the coveted L.A....

2/4/2015 - Michigan Lawmakers Want to Create Even More Extraneous Requirements for Abortion Providers
Lawmakers in Michigan have introduced this month yet another reporting requirement for physicians performing an abortion, with the specific aim of increasing the number of reported complications from abortion. State Bill No....

2/3/2015 - Northern Ireland's Human Right Commission To Review Abortion Ban
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Northern Ireland won its call for a judicial review on the region's restrictive abortion law. The High Court in Belfast ruled that the HRC could seek a review of current law....

1/29/2015 - Ohio Legislator Became Pro-Choice After Listening To Women's Stories
Tim Ryan, Democratic U.S....

1/28/2015 - Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund
Earlier this week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with 21 of her Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA, which promotes maternal and reproductive health, conducts major demographic surveys, and campaigns against fistula and female genital mutilation, supports programs in over 150 countries....

1/26/2015 - Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas
Anti-abortion extremists have taken to protesting outside the home of Julie Burkhart, the CEO and founder of the Trust Women Foundation and the Executive Director of the South Wind Women's Center. In the wake of the 42nd anniversary of Supreme Court decision Roe v....

1/22/2015 - BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban
After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill. House Republicans are now pushing HR 7, a bill promoted as a ban on federal funding of abortion that would actually prevent women from using their own money to purchase health insurance that includes abortion care....

1/22/2015 - House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support
House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill. The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v....

1/21/2015 - This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women
President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history....

1/21/2015 - This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women
President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history....

1/20/2015 - Louisiana Activists Fight Proposed Restrictions on Abortion Providers
Louisiana abortion rights activists are fighting restrictions on abortion providers proposed last December by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Under the administration of Governor Bobby Jindal, the DDH last week issued a letter to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast refusing to allow its new state of the art clinic in New Orleans to perform abortions on the legal "excuse" that it did not show a need for a new facility to perform abortions in Louisiana....

1/20/2015 - Activists Petition Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Access to Reproductive Health
Feminist across the nation are speaking up to save reproductive health access in Tennessee. A slew of abortion restrictions are now on the table in Tennessee following the passage of Amendment 1 in November, which took away privacy rights to abortion from women in the state and opened the floodgates to legislating around reproductive rights at the state level. The Feminist Majority Foundation launched a petition - which already has over 1,500 signatures - calling on Tennessee legislators to ensure that women have access to comprehensive health care, and students on college campuses in the state are also circulating it on the ground....

1/16/2015 - Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights
Right-wing Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who has announced that he plans to run for governor this year, introduced four bills in the Senate that represent his extreme anti-abortion and anti-reproductive health stance. The US House last week introduced a bill to ban 20-week abortions - that bill, and the four introduced by Vitter, add up to five anti-reproductive health bills introduced by Republican legislators in just the first three days of the new Congress....

1/16/2015 - Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature
Kansas Republican Senator Garrett Love plans to introduce a bill that would effectively ban abortions after 14 weeks' gestation, chipping away at women's reproductive rights in a state fraught with similar abortion restrictions. The bill was drafted by the National Right to Life Committee - the largest anti-choice organization in the nation - and seeks to end a procedure called dilation and evacuation (D&E), in which abortion providers use clamps, forceps, scissors, or other tools to dismember a fetus....

1/15/2015 - Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade's Anniversary
Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide. In our nation's capital, activists are fighting against the 20-week abortion ban, which will be voted on in the House on January 22, the anniversary of Roe v Wade. The proposed ban would directly violate Roe v Wade, which protects a woman's right to a legal abortion....

1/12/2015 - US Receives "C" Grade On Reproductive Rights
A study released by the Population Institute, a nonprofit that promotes access to family planning services and education, gave the United States an overall "C" grade in reproductive health....

1/9/2015 - Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care
With Texas on the verge of shutting down all but 8 of the state's abortion clinics, activists are taking up a new method to increase access to clinics: bringing women across state lines. Texas abortion clinics have been under attack in recent years, significantly reducing women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, largely due to HB 2, the Texas omnibus anti-abortion law that has forced 80 percent of abortion clinics in the state to close....

1/8/2015 - Feminists Fight Back Against Slew of Abortion Restrictions in Tennessee
When the Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes later this month, they'll be greeted by feminist activists who oppose their lawmakers' proposed attacks on reproductive rights. The Women's March on Nashville will take place on Tuesday, January 13 at 10 AM CST - the same day that state legislators will be sworn in and have filed to take up various abortion restrictions now made possible by the passage of Amendment 1....

1/8/2015 - House Republicans Push National 20 Week Abortion Ban on First Day Back in Congress
When the 114th Congress came together for their first session, two legislators in the House of Representatives re-introduced a nationwide 20-week abortion ban. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36), which is in direct violation of Roe v....