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8/19/2014 - Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence
Afghanistan celebrates 95 years of independence today. President Hamid Karzai, along with the two presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, attended a special ceremony at the Ministry of Defense to commemorate the recognition of Afghanistan as an independent nation by the British Empire....

8/19/2014 - Trayvon Martin's Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, shared her hurt over the killing of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown and offered words of encouragement in a heartbreaking letter to the Brown family published by Time magazine. "I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents," Sybrina Fulton wrote....

8/18/2014 - ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson
After a full week of standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed two lawsuits against the local police department. Thursday, the ACLU of Missouri sued St....

8/18/2014 - Low Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government Funded Care
Last week, Oregon state officials voted to ensure the state's low-income transgender residents have access to transition-related care. The Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) has not reviewed its treatment of transgender care since the late 1990s....

8/18/2014 - Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland
A suicidal young woman who became pregnant as a result of rape was refused an abortion in Ireland. The woman, now 18, was raped as a minor....

8/15/2014 - Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement
After close to two decades, a Peruvian woman raped by a doctor while she was seeking care at a local hospital will finally receive justice....

8/15/2014 - National Moment Of Silence Draws Massive Crowd in Nation's Capital
In an overwhelming display of solidarity and outpouring of grief, hundreds of students, activists, parents, allies, and members of the press gathered at the center of Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC as part of the National Moment of Silence (NMOS) for Michael Brown and all victims of police brutality that took place across the country last night. NMOS14 was coordinated by online and community activist Feminista Jones in collaboration with individual community leaders following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri....

8/14/2014 - Undercover Video Exposes Anti-Abortion Extremist Tactics in Texas
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas recently released a video exposing anti-abortion extremists' use of alarming intimidation tactics in Texas. The video contains audio recording of a training, entitled "Keeping Abortion Facilities Closed," hosted by anti-abortion groups at the Texas State Capitol on August 4....

8/14/2014 - Mississippi Attorney General Pushes Circuit Court to Close the State's Last Clinic
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is asking the full US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse a panel decision that upheld a preliminary injunction of Mississippi's TRAP law, allowing the state's only abortion clinic to remain open. Just weeks ago, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction barring implementation of HB 1390, Mississippi's 2012 TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law that requires doctors to gain admitting privileges from an area hospital....

8/13/2014 - EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Suit On Female Farmworkers' Behalf
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several women farmworkers alleging that a Colorado potato warehouse violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allowing managers to sexually harass female employees. In a press release issued last week, the EEOC said managers at MountainKing Potatoes - which also does business as Smokin' Spuds, Inc....

8/13/2014 - Activists Connect Shooting of Michael Brown to Movement for Reproductive Justice
The shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on Saturday has sparked days of protests in and around the St....

8/12/2014 - Affordable Contraception Program in Colorado's Impact is Overwhelmingly Positive
After IUDs and contraceptive implants were made more affordable in Colorado, teen pregnancies and abortion rates and public health spending in the state significantly decreased. The number of teen pregnancies in Colorado decreased 40 percent between 2009 and 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment....

8/12/2014 - Tennessee Judge Upholds Ban on Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages
A Tennessee state court last week broke away from a tide of court rulings in favor of marriage equality by upholding the state's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere. In a broadly worded decision, state court judge Russell Simmons, Jr....

8/11/2014 - National Moment of Silence Will Remember Victims of Police Brutality
This Thursday, a National Moment of Silence will be held in cities across the country to remember the lives lost and impacted by police brutality....

8/11/2014 - France Dumps Abortion Restrictions, Will Cover the Cost of All First Trimester Abortions
A new law in France will now allow first-trimester abortions without requiring women to prove a justification for needing the procedure. The new law, proposed by the French Minister for Women's Rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem was promulgated last Tuesday....

8/11/2014 - Federal Judge Fails to Block North Carolina Voter Suppression Law
A federal judge on Friday refused to grant civil rights groups and the US Department of Justice a preliminary injunction against a North Carolina voter suppression measure, signed into law by Republican Governor Pat McCrory last year....

8/8/2014 - Floridians Rally To Support Not My Boss's Business Act
Women's health advocates came together in Central Florida last week to rally against the US Supreme Court's June ruling in Hobby Lobby v....

8/8/2014 - Michigan Jury Finds Renisha McBride's Killer Guilty
A jury yesterday found Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, guilty of murder....

8/7/2014 - Florida Lawmakers Hold Special Session to Redraw Gerrymandered Maps
Florida lawmakers are in Tallahassee today for a special nine-day session to redraw the state's congressional districts after a state court ruled last month that Republicans had illegally redrawn the districts for their own benefit. Leon County, Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis found in July that state Republicans had created "a shadow redistricting process" that violated the state constitution and "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting." He continued, "they might have successfully concealed their scheme and their actions from the public had it not been for the Plaintiffs' determined efforts to uncover it in this case." The League of Women Voters of Florida brought the lawsuit challenging the redistricting plan, arguing that state Republicans had drawn congressional districts with the purpose of favoring GOP-candidates in violation of the Fair Districts Amendments to the state constitution, specifically intended to prohibit this kind of gerrymandering....

8/6/2014 - Department of Justice Sues Pennsylvania State Police For Sex Discrimination
The US Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Police last week alleging that the state police has engaged in a pattern and practice of employment discrimination against women. In its suit, the DOJ alleges that the Pennsylvania state police excluded qualified women from consideration as entry-level troopers by requiring candidates to pass a physical fitness test that did not test for physical skills necessary to perform the job. According to the DOJ complaint, the test "disproportionately screened out female applicants, resulting in a disparate impact against those applicants" under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

8/6/2014 - Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation
Cities and states across the United States have been responding differently to the US Supreme Court's decision in June to strike down Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v....

8/5/2014 - Federal Court Rules Alabama TRAP Law Unconstitutional
Federal US District Court Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that an Alabama TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion provider) law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges is unconstitutional. In his 172-page opinion, Judge Thompson detailed the history of violence against Alabama abortion providers, explaining that the context of violence could not be overlooked in deciding whether the admitting privileges requirement placed an undue burden on a woman's right to obtain a legal abortion....

8/5/2014 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Union Limits and Voter ID Laws
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold a 2011 law, championed by Governor Scott Walker (R), that significantly decreased collective bargaining rights for workers in public employee unions....

8/4/2014 - Congress Introduces Legislation to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Wednesday that aims to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), focuses on steps colleges can take to proactively protect students....

8/4/2014 - New Bills Would Advance Reproductive Healthcare Gains of Affordable Care Act
Two new bills introduced in Congress could help improve health outcomes for people of color, low income communities, and female members of the U.S....