The rule, which the foundation enacted "to fulfill [its] fiduciary duty” to donors, stipulates that it will not give funds to an organization under investigation. However, this particular decision to stop funding seems so closely connected to the political situation and to the perception of
In the upcoming weeks, the legislators of my home state of North Carolina will be faced with a dilemma: how does a government compensate victims of a historical atrocity that was deemed legal at the time? At the national level, this question is often asked
On Tuesday, Mississippi voters will decide whether to amend their state constitution to define a person as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.” The ballot initiative is the result of efforts by the anti-choice movement to ban
Many studies have demonstrated a strong correlation between the number of women in any given legislature or policy-making body and the extent to which that body takes up issues deemed important for women. On Sunday, the newly-formed United Nations entity, UN Women, announced that it
Last Thursday, a federal judge in Kansas denied the ACLU’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of a state law that bars insurance plans from covering elective abortions unless women or their employers purchase a separate rider calculated to cover all associated costs.
In a bill introduced to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, city officials have proposed making it illegal for "crisis pregnancy centers" to advertise falsely about the pregnancy-related services they provide. As the New York Times reported, the bill's author, Malia Cohen, argues
To combat deceptive practices, a New York City law required pregnancy services centers to disclose certain information: Medical provider on staff? Referrals for abortions and emergency contraception? And lastly, the “New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages women who are or may
Funding for Planned Parenthood and women's health services in general appears to be in the crosshairs this week as Republicans and Democrats try to resolve budget differences. Planned Parenthood provides a variety of women's health services, including cancer screenings and STD testing, at over 800
Politico reports that Planned Parenthood, an organization that had been very critical of the compromises accepted by the Obama administration in the context of the health care debate, is much more confident that its interests will be protected in the context of the ongoing budget
The Washington Post this week reminds readers that abortion rights can't defend themselves. Apparently if Democrats and Pro-Choice groups do not keep an extremely watchful eye on their anti-abortion counterparts, those rights, or at least the ability to exercise them, can vanish quickly.
Republicans in the