GOP Prepares to Ratify Anti-Abortion Platform for Convention
Republicans will meet this week to design the official party platform that is expected to be ratified at the upcoming Republican National Convention beginning next week in Philadelphia. Although convention delegates admit there is continuing tension within the party regarding abortion rights, 43 percent of those delegates still advocate adopting a constitutional ban on abortion. Despite GOP presidential candidate George W. Bush's claim that he favors abortion rights in cases of rape and incest, he supports the Republican proposal for a constitutional amendment against abortion.
7/29/2014 Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US - The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation (FGM) to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk, and how many have already experienced, FGM.
According to experts, FGM tends to take place during summer break when parents take their daughter outside of the country for the practice.
Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Gambia, experienced FGM there, and then child marriage in the US, started a petition that gained more than 220,000 supporters. . . .
7/29/2014 Women Just Won Big In Mississippi - Feminist Majority Foundation leaders are elated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) law that would have closed the only abortion clinic in the state. . . .