Speaking this morning to a packed room at the National Press Club, Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority; Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women; Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and Kate Michelman, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America joined a half dozen leaders from other progressive groups in denouncing the latest attacks on choice. With the White House and the majority of Congress aligned in anti-choice lockstep, the federal judiciary being packed with judges hostile to women's rights, state legislatures chipping away at a woman's right to a safe and legal abortion, and the US Supreme Court hanging in the balance as rumors of impending resignations persist, the threat to reproductive rights is grave. Despite all this, poll after poll indicates that the majority of Americans are pro-choice.
"Everywhere that I go in this country people come up and ask me: 'When are we going to march again?' The time is now. We must sound the alarm that women's fundamental rights are in danger," said Eleanor Smeal, president, Feminist Majority. "The overwhelming majority of Americans will not go back to the days of back alley abortions."
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .