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.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .