Tag Archives: women’s rights

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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