In light of new rules to roll back Title IX protections in schools, U.S. senators and state attorneys general challenge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration to rescind the changes.
The birth control pill is already available over the counter in many countries around the world. Now, reproductive rights advocates in the U.S. are campaigning to make the pill more accessible and affordable.
For two and a half decades, the anti-abortion movement has weaponized the story of Norma McCorvey against reproductive rights in the United States. But it finally backfired on them.
Feminists are pursuing multiple strategies to pressure the FDA to expand abortion access and remove onerous FDA restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone, which are based on politics, not medical evidence.
This fall, all eyes will be on the Senate.
“Women’s equality will be spelled out in the Constitution. And we will spell it E-R-A.”
This is the final installment in a six-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.
Part 6: Highlights of This Year in the Fight for the ERA
A national commission established by Congress recently recommended that women be required to register with the Selective Service for any future military drafts. At the same time, the Trump administration is blocking certification of the ERA after the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Amendment voted to do so earlier this year.
A new study proposes an innovative, no-test medication abortion protocol that would enable clinicians to safely administer medication abortion to patients without any preliminary tests or in-person encounters.
We are in the final homestretch of the long-fought battle for the ERA—but the fate of the amendment rides on the fall elections.
This is the fifth in a six-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.
Part 5: Where We Go From Here
“Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are dead set on making schools more dangerous for everyone.”
Betsy DeVos’s new Title IX regulations make it much harder to discipline students accused of sexual misconduct than those accused of other much lesser serious infractions, such as plagiarism or substance abuse on campus. They have been described as “the antithesis of what Title IX was intended to do.” And they’re being taken to court.
“If our rights are in the Constitution, they can’t be erased or rolled back by the changing political whims of legislators, judges or occupants of the White House.”
This is the fourth in a multi-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.
Part 4: From Addressing the Wage Gap to Combatting Violence Against Women, We Still Need an Equal Rights Amendment