"The historic rise of these attacks on women's health can be traced back to 2010," Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told The Progressive, "when out-of-touch tea party politicians picked up key seats in legislatures across the country, promising to create jobs and boost our economy--but immediately focused on ending access to safe and limiting women's health care options."
Media Resources: Guttmacher Institute 1/2/14; The Progressive 1/3/14; Feminist Newswire 9/16/13, 10/3/13, 10/7/13, 10/10/13, 11/1/13, 11/27/13, 12/2/13, 12/12/13, 1/2/14
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. . . .