Steve Allen, considered one of the foremost wits of the entertainment industry and founder of the Tonight Show, died Monday, October 30. Allen, along with his wife Jane Meadows, was a supporter of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). "He was a great supporter of human rights causes," said Peg Yorkin, Chair of the Board of FMF. Allen and Meadows emceed the Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Gala Event in New York City in October of 1999, an event to raise awareness about the human rights abuses committed by the Taliban.
11/21/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law - The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
In July, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. . . .