Eleanor Smeal to Chat With Leadership Alliances and Choices Activists Online
Tuesday Dec 4th, 8pm EST, 5pm (PST) “Reproductive Choice, Abortion Bans, and Clinic Violence: Connecting Domestic and International Terrorism” with Eleanor Smeal in our Choices Online Chatroom!
For the first time this year, Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and renowned feminist leader, will speak to students about the efforts to erode women’s rights in the US and in Afghanistan by the right-wing movement and domestic and international terrorist networks. Join us online and read more about Eleanor Smeal.
10/29/2014 North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions - The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early, non-surgical abortions in the state to go into effect immediately.
The decision overturned a lower court order finding the law, known as HB 1297, unconstitutional and permanently blocking its enforcement. . . .
10/29/2014 Georgia Court Refuses to Recognize 40K Voter Registrations From Primarily People of Color and Young People - A state court judge on Tuesday refused to order the Georgia Secretary of State to add some 40,000 voters to the voter rolls, potentially disenfranchising thousands of African Americans and other people of color in the state.
Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP asking the court to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) to process an estimated 40,000 "missing" voter registrations.
More than 100,000 voters were registered by the three groups, but about a third of those registered never made the rolls. . . .