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
As most states halt nonessential surgeries to create capacity for a rush of COVID-19 patients, governors and other state officials across the U.S. have been deciding whether abortion care is an “essential” health-care service. We break down the latest in these coronavirus-era legal battles, state-by-state.
“We are the only major democracy in the world with a written Constitution that does not have an equal rights amendment to protect equality between men and women. That’s a national embarrassment.”
This is the third 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 3: A Patchwork of Laws, Statutes and Court Rulings
A series of whiplash-inducing legal twists and turns taking place in Texas courtrooms and briefing rooms the last few weeks has confused and frustrated us all. Having trouble keeping up with the latest in the battle for abortion access in Texas? We were too—but not anymore!
“It was one hell of a fight. We marched, we picketed, we demonstrated. We had sit-ins. People were arrested. Some women went on hunger strikes. Every nonviolent protest that could be done was done.”
This is the second 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 2: A Long History of Obstruction, Delay and Trickery
A fascinating new book, “Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories,” tells behind-the-scenes stories about these cases and others—some famous and others not-so famous—explaining who brought them and why, what strategies feminist lawyers used in the cases, and what impacts the cases made.