On Thursday afternoon, around 150 activists and women’s rights leaders from across the country gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, across from the U.S. Senate, to rally for removal of the arbitrary timeline placed in the preamble of the Equal Rights Amendment.
“We have spent our entire lives working towards our future, and without our input and without our consent, our control over that future has been stripped away from us.”
Last week in Kentucky, by a vote of 14–11, the Louisville metro council passed a safety zone ordinance to create a buffer zone outside of health care clinics, including the EMW Women’s Surgical Center—which is one of only two abortion clinics in the state and has been the target of ongoing anti-abortion protests.
In a win for transgender rights, a federal appeals court has ruled a Virginia high school’s transgender bathroom rule is unconstitutional, discriminatory and a violation of Title IX rules.
“The Supreme Court has reinforced what we have known from the beginning of this fight: this country is the home of the Dreamers,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
After negotiations between Attorney General Yost, abortion rights advocacy groups and state legislators: Ohio clinics remain open.
“The women’s caucus is at work every day during all of this, and we’re watching. We’re awake, we’re at work, and the answer is no.”