Federal Judge Orders Anti-Abortion Group to Cede Footage to NAF
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and its leader David Daleidan must turn over all previously unreleased "sting" videos and outtakes of National Abortion Federation (NAF) meetings the group obtained surreptitiously as part of a smear campaign against the abortion provider.
Women Scientists Receive Less Funding Than Their Male Peers, Study Finds
According to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, male scientists receive twice as much financial support to kickstart their careers in science and medicine as their female counterparts, an early career inequity that could limit professional opportunities for women scientists throughout their working lives.
Conducted by Health Resources in Action (HRiA), analysts studied 219 biomedical researchers who had applied for early-career grant funding at 55 New England hospitals, universities and research facilities between 2012 and 2014.
Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists
Data compiled by the US Census Bureau this week once again demonstrates a gender wage gap, showing that American women who work full-time, year-round jobs on average earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.
Australia Deports Anti-Abortion Extremist Troy Newman
Anti-abortion extremist Troy Newman has been deported from Australia after an appeal to remain in the country failed to convince the High Court.
Newman was scheduled to speak at a 10-day Right To Life Australia event, but was detained in Denver, Colorado after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton cancelled his visa citing as grounds for revocation Newman's prior history of promoting violence against abortion providers and their patients.
Sheryl Sandberg Releases Women In the Workplace Study
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and the founder of Lean In has launched Women In The Workplace, a study that looks at the state of women in corporate America.
The study, which was released last week, is an ongoing partnership between Lean In and McKinsey & Company.
Deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership is Reached
The United States and ten other countries have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving environmentalists, human rights activists, women's rights activists, doctors, and many others concerned.
FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame
This weekend Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in historic Seneca Falls, New York.
The National Women's Hall of Fame, which is located in the heart of the US Women's Movement in Seneca Falls, recognized Smeal and nine other women for their achievements.
House Republicans to Launch New Select Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood as Attacks on Clinics Continue
On Saturday, Rep.
Congress Passes a Continuing Resolution, Avoids Government Shutdown For Now
Yesterday, just hours before the midnight deadline, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government- and avert a shutdown- through December 11.
Circuit Court Denies Anti-Choice Extremist's Appeal Over Threatening Letter
In a victory for women's healthcare providers seeking protection from anti-abortion extremism and violence, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a petition to revise its previous ruling that Angel Dillard, an anti-abortion extremist, must stand trial for a threatening letter she sent to a Kansas doctor in 2011.
The decision, announced Tuesday, upholds an earlier ruling in which a three-judge appeals court panel voted 2-1 to overturn a federal judge's 2013 conclusion that Dillard's letter was constitutionally protected free speech.
Settlement Reached in UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case
United Parcel Service has reached a settlement with former UPS air driver Peggy Young, concluding a nine-year pregnancy discrimination case that reached all the way to the U.S.
Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee
Amid calls from anti-abortion lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood, the organizations's president Cecile Richards testified today in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit
This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
The plans were announced and reviewed by over 80 world leaders over the weekend at the "Global Leaders" Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action," summit co-hosted by the UN and China.
Mifepristone: More Than An Abortion Pill-- A Lifesaver for Women
Feminist Majority Foundation led the campaign to win FDA approval of mifepristone for early medical abortion from 1989 until victory on September 28, 2000.
Abuse Victim Advocate Blasts Pope's Remarks on US Bishops'
In a statement released Wednesday by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), president Barbara Blaine blasted Pope Francis for his praise of US bishops' "courage," accusing the pontiff of doing "little if anything" to meaningfully address the Catholic Church's decades-long sex abuse crisis.
Pope Francis, in a homily delivered at the Cathedral of St.
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