National Women's Groups Fight Ashcroft and Thompson Nominations
Non-Partisan Network of Over 120 Organizations Representing
More Than Six Million Women Join to Fight Anti-Woman Nominations
Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
Patricia Ireland, President, National Organization for Women
Martha Burk, Chair, National Council of Women's Organizations Sheila Coates, President, Black Women United for Action Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Executive Director, Black Leadership Forum Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation Sammie Moshenberg, Director, National Council of Jewish Women Kathy Rodgers, Executive Director, NOW LDEF Members of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO)
PRESS CONFERENCE announcing opposition to the nominations of both John Ashcroft as Attorney General and Tommy Thompson as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Distinguished speakers from national women’s organizations will call for defeat of President-Elect Bush’s anti-woman nominations.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 9:30 a.m.
The National Press Club, 13th Floor
529 14th Street, NW
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The state's Superior Court also struck down a Department of Health and Social Services regulation that placed narrow specifications on Medicaid coverage for abortions, requiring that Medicaid-funded abortions be determined by a physician to be "medically necessary." Last year, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Planned Parenthood sued on behalf of the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, claiming that the narrow definition of "medically necessary" arbitrarily established conditions designed to restrict the ability of low-income women to access abortion services.
The law was temporarily blocked last July by an Alaskan state court judge.
Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered yesterday that the state be blocked from implementing this regulation, ruling that it placed an undue burden on low-income women seeking abortion services in Alaska.
"By providing health care to all poor Alaskans except women who need abortions, the challenged regulation violates the state constitutional guarantee of 'equal rights, opportunities, and protection under the law'," the ruling read.
"We applaud the superior court for striing down these cruel restrictions on women's health and rights that violate the Alaska Constitution," said Chris Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands. . . .
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. . . .