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9/17/2012 WI Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law
Judge Juan B Colas of Dane County Circuit Court ruled late Friday on a 2011 anti-public-employee-union Wisconsin law, ruling most of it unconstitutional....
3/10/2011 Wisconsin Republicans Vote for Anti-Union Bill, Breaking Law
Breaking Senate rules and Wisconsin law, Wisconsin Republican senators voted in conference committee yesterday to take away collective bargaining rights of public workers....
10/29/2009 Jehmu Green to be President of Women's Media Center
Jehmu Green, a political consultant and commentator, was named the new president of the Women's Media Center (WMC) yesterday....
1/12/2006 Planned Parenthood Chooses New President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has announced that Cecile Richards will be its next president....
1/25/2005 "Choose Life" Plates Rejected by Supreme Court
On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined to consider whether states may offer license plates with anti-abortion messages....
6/1/2004 Federal Judge Overturns Abortion Ban
A federal judge in San Francisco today declared that the abortion procedures ban passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush last year is unconstitutional....
1/22/2004 Boxer Announces Federal Bill to Codify Abortion Rights
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), flanked by pro-choice leaders, today announced new federal legislation to codify women's right to choose abortion....
12/3/2003 NY Court Upholds Contraceptive Coverage Law
A state court rejected a challenge by Roman Catholic groups to a state law requiring employers who offer prescription drug plans to include contraceptive coverage....
11/21/2003 March for Choice Holds Organizing Events
March for Choice held over 20 events this fall in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Delaware, New York, and Washington, DC to activate local groups and coalitions to begin organizing delegations....
9/2/2003 Federal Judge Rules Part of Clinic Defense Law Unconstitutional
A federal judge recently found part of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) unconstitutional....
6/10/2003 Women's Rights Groups Announce National Pro-Choice March
Today the nation's leading women's rights groups announced they have joined forces to organize an historic march on Washington to protect a woman's right to choose....
6/10/2003 Women's Rights Groups Announce Massive March on Washington in Support of Reproductive Rights
Washington, DC - Today the nation’s leading women's rights groups announced that they have joined forces to organize an historic march on Washington for a woman’s right to choose....
3/7/2003 Settlement Reached in Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuit
A federal district court in Seattle approved a settlement earlier this month in the class-action lawsuit Erickson v Bartell, filed in 2000 on behalf of employees of the Bartell drugstore chain who alleged that the exclusion of prescription contraceptives coverage in their health insurance constituted sex discrimination (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)....
2/20/2003 Survey Promotes Abstinence-Only Sex Education
Survey results released last week by conservative Christian groups reported that parents approve of their children being taught about using condoms and contraceptives to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but that most parents disapproved of the more explicit material used in some sex education classes, the New York Times reports....
2/4/2003 Students Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade In DC and On Campuses
Hundreds of students from across the country traveled to Washington D.C....
1/28/2003 Women Sue AT&T for Contraceptive Coverage
Two female employees of telecommunications behemoth AT&T Corporation filed a lawsuit earlier this month, charging their employer with sex discrimination in its health insurance plans, which exclude coverage of prescription contraceptives....
1/23/2003 Students Gather in DC to Support Abortion Rights
Pro-choice student leaders from around the country attended a speak-out on abortion rights this morning in Washington, DC, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Roe v....
12/27/2002 Students to Meet in Capital for Roe Anniversary
On January 22-23, 2003, student leaders from across the country will gather in Washington, DC to strategize for abortion rights on the 30th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision that gave all American women the right to safe, legal abortion....
12/10/2002 Dow Jones to Cover Contraceptives Under Settlement
Under terms of a settlement reached last Wednesday, Dow Jones & Co., which publishes the Wall Street Journal, will now cover all employee prescription contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as “related medical services”....
10/9/2002 Abortion Rate among Low-income US Women Increases Despite Overall Decline
A report released Tuesday by the Alan Guttmacher Institute finds that the rate of abortions among low-income women in the US increased 25%, despite an overall 11% decrease among women of childbearing age....
9/30/2002 Bush Administration Extends Health Care Benefits To Fetuses
In the Bush administration’s latest covert effort to appease the religious right, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation Friday that defines human fetuses and embryos as children....
8/8/2002 Iowa Supreme Court Grants Stay for Required Disclosure of Pregnancy Tests
The Iowa Supreme Court granted a stay to Planned Parenthood this week, temporarily suspending a requirement that Planned Parenthood’s Storm Lake Clinic turn over the names and addresses of all women who had a positive pregnancy test between August 15, 2001 and May 30, 2002....
5/14/2002 Women Military Personnel Continue to Have Restricted Abortion Access
The House last week rejected an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would have allowed US servicewomen overseas to use their own funds to obtain abortions at military hospitals....
5/9/2002 Employees Sue Dow Jones for Coverage of Prescription Contraception
One year after employees asked Dow Jones to add coverage of prescription contraceptives to the employee health plan, the company has still failed to act, leading three women to sue Dow Jones for discrimination....
11/29/2001 Key Clinic Defense Groups Urge Attorney General and FBI to Broaden Investigation
Washington, DC—Leading clinic defense groups, Feminist Majority Foundation, National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, were heartened today by Attorney General John Aschroft’s denunciation of those responsible for anthrax threats against women’s reproductive health care clinics....
7/12/2001 ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT URGED TO CONDEMN ANTI-ABORTION TERRORISM
WASHINGTON, DC—Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal joins Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Gloria Feldt and National Abortion Federation Executive Director Vicki Saporta in urging Attorney General John Ashcroft to be proactive and take action publicly against all anti-abortion terrorist threats. “With Operation Save America (formerly Operation Rescue) kicking off their ‘Let’s Finish It’ campaign in Wichita, KS this coming weekend, and outspoken anti-abortion terrorist Clayton Lee Waagner on the loose, heavily armed and threatening the lives of clinic staff across the country, time is of the essence,” said Smeal. Tiller has been the target of anti-abortion protests for the past decade, and in 1993 was shot 5 times by anti-abortion extremist Shelley Shannon....
6/13/2001 U.S. District Court Mandates Contraceptive Insurance Coverage
In the first federal case of its kind, the U.S....
5/17/2001 Progressive Orgs Condemn House Approval of Global Gag Rule
In a narrow 218-210 vote, the House yesterday voted to uphold Bush’s “Global Gag Rule,” which prohibits overseas NGOs that provide abortion information, counseling, or referral from receiving much needed US funds....
4/12/2001 Bush Budget Would Eliminate Contraceptive Coverage
In one paragraph in the appendix to his proposed budget, President Bush suggests eliminating contraceptive coverage for federal employees for 1.2 million female employees and their dependents covered under the federal employees health benefits plan....
3/1/2001 Women’s Rights Leaders Announce Action Plan to Save Roe
Women’s rights leaders held a press conference today announcing a plan of action to save reproductive freedom and protect women’s access to birth control, abortion, and other reproductive health services....
1/4/2001 Hillary Clinton Sworn in as NY Senator
Hillary Rodham Clinton made history Wednesday as the first woman Senator from New York and the only First Lady ever to win public office....
12/22/2000 Ashcroft Named Attorney General: Worst Possible Choice for Women’s Rights
Defeated Missouri Republican Senator John Ashcroft was nominated today by G.W....
12/21/2000 Bush Cabinet Grows; Number of Women Appointees Shrinks
Despite much talk of inclusiveness and diversity for the George W....
10/19/2000 The Abortion Pill Saga
On October 17, almost one month after the United States Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) approved mifepristone, a new study shows that the F.D.A.’s prescribed regimen for the drug could be simplified to lower costs, ensuring that more women would have access to the non-surgical abortion....
7/11/2000 Entrapment
A push by antiabortion groups to impose new state health and safety laws on women's clinics comes neatly packaged as concern for women's welfare....
4/26/2000 Both Sides Demonstrate As Supreme Court Hears Abortion Case
Both pro-choice and anti-abortion groups demonstrated as the Supreme Court of the United States heard a landmark abortion case determining whether a Nebraska law banning abortion procedure(s) was constitutional....
9/17/1999 MISSOURI ABORTION BAN DELAYED
A federal judge today temporarily blocked enforcement of Missouri’s new law that would criminalize a type of abortion....
6/18/1999 Feldt Speaks to Press Club
Gloria Feldt, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America spoke at the National Press Club on June 18....
6/1/1999 Wisconsin Abortion Ban Judged Constitutional
A Wisconsin law that bans doctors from performing so-called "partial-birth" abortions was judged constitutional by U.S....
5/28/1999 House Subcommittee Considers Abortion Restriction
The House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee heard testimony from both supporters and critics of H.R....
3/17/1999 Gynetics Inc. Donates Emergency Contraception Kits
Gynetics Inc., maker of the PREVEN Emergency Contraceptive kit, has donated 25,000 of its kits for distribution to low-income women....
10/30/1998 Abortion Rights Leaders Discuss Anti-Abortion Violence With Reno
Attorney General Janet Reno met with abortion rights leaders Wednesday following a memorial service for Dr....
10/26/1998 Abortion Provider Murdered in Latest "Remembrance Day" Attack
Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr....
10/8/1998 Pro-Choice Organizations Expose Anti-Choice Candidates
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) have launched a campaign to educate the public about anti-choice candidates this election season....
10/8/1998 Congressional Denial of Contraceptive Coverage Called A "Travesty"
A provision to cover contraception in federal employees' health insurance plans, originally passed by both the House and the Senate, was overturned when Congressional leaders voted to approve the Treasury-Postal bill without including the provision....
10/8/1998 Pro-Choice Organizations Expose Anti-Choice Candidates
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) have launched a campaign to educate the public about anti-choice candidates this election season....
2/13/1998 Judge Rules City Can’t Block Clinic
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1/22/1998 Clinton Supports Abortion Rights
On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of Roe Vs....
1/14/1998 Religious Leaders Support Women’s Right to Choose
Religious leaders are launching a “Week of Faith in Choice” in commemoration of Roe v....
1/13/1998 Pro-Choice Leaders to Release New Anti-Choice Violence Reports on the Eve of the Roe v. Wade 25th Anniversary
Three Leading National Organizations Will Reveal New Trends in Anti-Choice Terrorism and Assess the Effectiveness of Current Strategies to Reduce Anti-Choice Violence Who: Gloria Feldt, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation What: Representatives of the Feminist Majority Foundation, PPFA, and NAF will present 1997 violence and disruption statistics and assess current trends in anti-choice violence against abortion providers....
1/12/1998 Former U.S. Surgeon General Honored for Commitment to Women’s Health Issues
Dr....
1/12/1998 Pro-Choice Leaders to Release New Anti-Choice Violence Reports on the Eve of the Roe v. Wade 25th Anniversary
Three Leading National Organizations Will Reveal New Trends in Anti-Choice Terrorism and Assess the Effectiveness of Current Strategies to Reduce Anti-Choice Violence Who: Gloria Feldt, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation What: Representatives of the Feminist Majority Foundation, PPFA, and NAF will present 1997 violence and disruption statistics and assess current trends in anti-choice violence against abortion providers....
9/4/1997 Senate Moves to Eliminate Medicaid Abortions
The Senate voted Wednesday to eliminate Medicaid funding for abortions performed by managed care organizations....
3/11/1997 Congressional Hearings Held on D&X; New York State Senate Votes to Ban the Procedure
The full Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the D&X abortion procedure on March 11....
3/3/1997 Abortion Foes to Picket at High Schools
So-called Operation Rescue plans to begin targeting high schools starting March 3 through the end of the 1997 school year in order to harass young men and women....
2/14/1997 House Votes in Favor of Global Family Planning Funding
In a widely anticipated vote, the 105th's Congress first vote related to the abortion debate, the House voted (220-209) to release international family planning funds in March as opposed to July....
12/16/1996 Planned Parenthood Opposes New York State Assembly Ban on D&X Abortions
Planned Parenthood Federation of America has come out in strong opposition to a proposed attempt in the New York State Assembly to ban D&X abortions....
4/9/1996 New Leader Chosen for Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Federation of America has chosen a new president....


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