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12/17/2001 - Women's Health and Abortion Rights Activism
The ILLINOIS WESLEYAN Leadership Alliance hosted an AIDS Awareness Week, to commemorate International AIDS Awareness Day on December 1st....

12/14/2001 - U.S Policy Contributing to High Maternal Death Rates
Despite the a global International Safe Motherhood Initiative launched in 1987, maternal death is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to a report issued by the Panos Institute, an international development charity based in London....

8/30/2001 - Anti-Abortion Klink Nomination Could be Defeated
President George W....

8/3/2001 - Boxers Bill Rejects Global Gag Rule
The U.S....

7/30/2001 - Pro-Choice Measures Progress in House and Senate
On Friday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a foreign aid spending bill that includes an amendment reversing the Global Gag Rule....

6/6/2001 - CRLP To Sue Bush Over Global Gag Rule
The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against President George W....

5/17/2001 - Progressive Orgs Condemn House Approval of Global Gag Rule
In a narrow 218-210 vote, the House yesterday voted to uphold Bushs Global Gag Rule, which prohibits overseas NGOs that provide abortion information, counseling, or referral from receiving much needed US funds....

5/16/2001 - House GOP Misleads Public to Gain Support for Global Gag Rule
Republicans in the House are working to preserve President Bushs reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, or Global Gag Rule, which prohibits family planning programs that receive USAID family planning funds from using their own, non-U.S....

5/14/2001 - Albright Honored as Democratic Woman of the Year
Last weekend, the Womans National Democratic Club awarded former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with the Democratic Woman of the Year Award....

5/10/2001 - House Considers Amendment to Overturn Mexico City Policy
The House of Representatives is currently debating House Foreign Relations Authorization Bill 1646 that includes Rep....

5/3/2001 - UPDATE! House International Relations Committee Approves Bill to Reverse Global Gag Rule
In a bi-partisan 26 22 vote, the International Relations Committee approved a bill introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) that would effectively overturn President Bushs reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy or Global Gag Rule, that prohibits recipients of U.S....

5/2/2001 - Congresswoman Lee Introduces Legislation to Reverse Global Gag Rule
Today Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) will introduce legislation to the House Foreign Relations Committee that could reverse President Bushs re-instatement of the Mexico City Policy, or Global Gag Rule, that prohibits recipients of U.S....

4/30/2001 - Leadership Alliances Rally in DC to Support Abortion Rights
Hundreds of Leadership Alliance activists from over 40 campuses nationwide rallied with the Feminist Majority Foundation during NOWs Emergency Action For Womens Lives in DC last Sunday April 22nd....

4/23/2001 - Abortion Rights Action Draws Thousands to DC
The Emergency Action for Womens Lives, hosted by the National Organization for Women, drew thousands of women, men, and children to Washington DC this weekend in support of abortion rights (see for yourself!)....

3/30/2001 - Bush Global Gag Rule Sentences Young Women to Death
President George W....

3/26/2001 - Presidential Memorandum To Skirt Senate Opposition to Global Gag Rule
With one presidential memorandum, President Bush will attempt to ensure the reinstitution of the Global Gag rule that will prohibit family planning programs in the developing world that provide abortion information or abortion counseling from receiving U.S....

3/22/2001 - Senators Boxer and Reid Introduce Effort to Overturn Global Gag Rule
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) announced Tuesday that they and five other Senators will be challenging the Mexico City Policy, reinstated by President Bush on February 15....

3/22/2001 - Leadership Alliances Promote Global Women's Rights During Women's History Month
Although International Womens Day is celebrated on March 8th, our groups continue to work for womens rights around the world during Womens History Month and throughout the year.The GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliance organized a panel on international womens rights with speakers from around the world discussing their firsthand experiences and general womens rights in their native countries....

3/19/2001 - Leadership Alliances Nationwide Celebrate Women's History Month
Womens History Month is in full swing and the Leadership Alliances are organizing events nationwide: The BROWN Leadership Alliance raised money and awareness for the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan and organized petition drive to protest the Global Gag Rule....

3/16/2001 - Sen. Clinton Presses Powell on Gag Rule
Earlier this week, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) questioned Secretary of State Colin Powell on the global gag rule, a policy recently reinstated by President Bush that limits U.S....

2/16/2001 - Pro-Choice Women of Congress Launch Effort to Overturn Global Gag Rule
Pro-choice Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have voiced their support for the Global Democracy Promotion Act of 2001, co-introduced Thursday by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Nancy Johnson (R-CT) that would overturn President Bushs January 22 reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule....

2/12/2001 - Right-Wing Praises Bush
Conservative leaders are praising President George W....

2/5/2001 - Bush Criticized for Faith-Based Plan, Global Gag Rule
At a retreat for Democratic House members this weekend, George W....

1/24/2001 - Global Gag Rule Will Increase Deaths; Boxer and Lowey Propose Policy Reversal
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) yesterday announced their plan to introduce legislation reversing Bushs policy, and have already garnered the support of several pro-family planning Republican legislators....

1/23/2001 - Day 3: Bush Continues Attack on Women; Stop Ashcroft Campaign Gathers Steam
Anti-abortion protestors celebrated the presidency of George W....