Tag Archives: women’s rights

Michelle Obama On Running For Office: Absolutely Not

People Magazine reports: No matter how much fans beg her, a career in politics is not Michelle Obama‘s path. The former first lady, 54, addressed rumors that she’d run for office and other aspects of the often contentious current political climate during an appearance on Today in celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Thursday. When anchor Savannah Guthrie ...

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POLL: 71% Want SCOTUS To Leave Roe V Wade Alone

Axios reports: The vast majority of Americans want to leave Roe v. Wade alone, a reality that Republicans will face if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court and has a chance to overturn it, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey survey. The landmark decision legalizing abortion has overwhelming support across the board, including every category of key voters Axios ...

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Handmaids Hold Silent Vigil Outside Kavanaugh Hearing

Mediaite reports: Protesters descended on the Capitol Tuesday morning on the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Among the many groups, one in particular grabbed eyes and cameras, a Demand Justice organized protest featuring women dressed in garb from the fictional TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The handmaids have arrived at the line to ...

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Tony Perkins: Trump Should Say “Game On” To The Left And Pick An Anti-Abortion Hardliner For SCOTUS

“Given the fact that the left wants to make this all about abortion –  and I think it’s much bigger, I think we have religious liberty, we’ve got freedom of speech, the First Amendment in the crosshairs of the left. But they want to make it about life and if I were the president, I’d say, ‘Game on. I’m going ...

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Sen. Susan Collins: I’ll Have An In-Depth Discussion With Trump’s SCOTUS Pick On Keeping Roe [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “I’m going to have an in depth discussion with the nominee and I believe very much that Roe v. Wade is settled law, as it has been described by Chief Justice Roberts,” Collins said. “It has been established as a constitutional right for 46 years — 45 years, and was reaffirmed 26 years ago.” Collins, who will ...

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IRELAND: Officials Confirm Abortion Ban Repeal

The Guardian reports: Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus and the ...

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BREAKING: Exit Poll Projects Ireland Has Repealed Abortion Ban In Landslide, Vote Count Is Tomorrow

The Irish Times reports: Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI. The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Lawmakers Pass Anti-Abortion Bill Meant To Challenge Roe V Wade, GOP Governor Will Sign It

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what is likely to be the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The House voted 75-34 in favor of the measure, and Gov. Phil Bryant has said he will sign it. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic has pledged to sue— a ...

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Head Of Planned Parenthood Steps Down [VIDEO]

Vogue reports: Cecile Richards is stepping down from her position as president of Planned Parenthood after more than a decade at its helm. Richards, 60, has become the de facto face of the reproductive rights organization, and has navigated major wins (such as getting 55 million women covered for birth control under the Affordable Care Act) and major obstacles (like ...

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Millions Turn Out For Women’s March 2018 [VIDEO]

Crowd estimates are still pouring in from around the country, but it’s clear that millions attended the Women’s March today, perhaps even more than turned out for last year’s historic marches. The Associated Press reports: Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and ...

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Saudi Arabia Ends Ban On Women Drivers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The kingdom, which announced the change on Tuesday, was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally for detaining women who defied the ban. Women’s rights activists ...

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GERMANY: Ivanka Gets Booed At Women’s Summit After Claiming Her Father Empowers Women [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Ivanka Trump, who was deeply involved with her father’s campaign and has been instrumental in his administration in the first three months in office, positioned herself as someone who is still in humbling listening tour mode. “I’m striving to think about how best to empower women in the economy,” she said, at one point calling herself a feminist. ...

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Ivanka Held Secret Meeting With Planned Parenthood

This will explode some heads on the right. Politico reports: In the weeks following her father’s inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the president of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion. The first daughter requested a sit-down with Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood and a vocal surrogate for Hillary Clinton on the ...

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GOP: We Are Empowering Women [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a video series entitled “Empowering Women,” highlighting several women leading the Republican party and celebrating the culmination of Women’s History Month. The series focuses on the challenges and accomplishments women in the GOP have faced, and the advice they would give to the next generation of Republican women. The videos ...

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NO, SERIOUSLY: Melania Trump Calls For Diversity And Women’s Empowerment In Rare Speech [VIDEO]

CNN reports: First lady Melania Trump called for women’s empowerment and celebration of diversity in rare remarks Wednesday morning at the State Department. “As leaders, we must continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, remembering always that we are all members of one race, the human race. Each one of us is ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Hearing, Day Four

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch yesterday completed his third and final day of questions from the Senate. Today we’ll hear from several panels of “outside witnesses” who either support or oppose his confirmation. In his defense we’ll hear from former judicial colleagues, law clerks, and law school professors. Among those testifying in opposition will be the Human Rights Campaign, the ...

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Trump Tweets “Tremendous Respect” For Women, World Responds With “Grab Them By The Pussy” References

Mashable reports: It’s safe to say Donald Trump’s tweets about International Women’s Day didn’t get the reception he had hoped for. Like, at all. Early Wednesday morning, Trump took to Twitter to express his “tremendous respect for women” and the “many roles” they serve. In a second follow-up tweet he called on others to join him in “honoring” the critical ...

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Hillary Slams GOP On Women’s Rights

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Madonna On Women’s Rights

“Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights. People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period. It’s moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass. To me, the last great frontier is women. Women are still the most marginalized group. ...

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