Czech Republic Proposes Bill to Extend Abortion Serves to EU Citizens
A new bill was just approved unanimously by the Czech Republic cabinet that would extend abortion privileges and other health services to all European Union (EU) citizens.
The bill is being met with strong resistance by deputies of the Christian Democratic Union (KDU-CSL), a junior governing party, who have concerns the Czech Republic will become an "abortion tourism destination" for EU citizens. Christian Democratic Union ministers in the cabinet, who approved the bill, are strongly being pressured to withdraw the bill before it is submitted to parliament by deputy party members.
According to the CeskeNoviny.cz, EU rules state that all participating members states should provide the same services and care to all EU citizens that local citizen receives. Christian Democratic Union spokesman, Martin Horalek, stated that deputies of the Union are ready to "counter the EU's same-care principle, even at the cost of a lawsuit and a fine Prague would probably face as a consequence."
Media Resources: Prague Daily Monitor 11/26/2008; CeskeNoviny.cz 11/26/2008
8/26/2015 Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time - The fight for gender equality is making slow but notable progress in Saudi Arabia, where women will be allowed to vote for the first time in upcoming December elections.
This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .