The Tennessee state legislature passed a restrictive ban on abortions in the state during the early morning hours Friday in a closed-door session. Its passage came as a shock to many pro-choice advocates, as the bill was not on the legislative agenda.
This November, Colorado’s ballot will include an initiative to ban abortions after 22 weeks, backed by anti-abortion group Due Date Too Late.
“What happened to our members Monday evening, here in the nation’s capital, was an affront to all our rights. The death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers has reignited the rage, pain and deep sadness our community has suffered for generations. We won’t be silenced by tear gas and rubber bullets. Now is our time to be heard.”
The success of diverse candidates suggests that widespread unrest has enhanced civic engagement and political participation.
A federal judge dealt a significant blow to the U.S. Women’s national team’s fight for equality on Friday. While the U.S. women’s team’s claim of unequal working conditions can go forward, a federal judge rejected the player’s claims of pay inequality.
In a case that pits religious freedom against access to contraceptives, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on whether the Trump administration can make it easier for employers with religious and moral objections to opt out of providing birth control coverage in their insurance plans.
Twenty-five-year-old Marzia Akbar is part of a small group of female psychologists. Her team runs a covert counseling clinic at a local hospital in the Herat province and have helped many victims of domestic abuse. But Herat’s stay-at-home order has caused Akbari’s team to lose contact with most of their clients.
In a demonstration of unity, an historic coalition of women’s rights, civil rights, human rights and reproductive justice groups filed an amicus brief yesterday in the 11th Circuit Court supporting the federal district court’s ruling that Alabama cannot ban abortions as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus.
On Tuesday, March 31, an appeals court allowed the Texasabortion ban to remain in place until the case made its way through the courts. Similar lawsuits are pending in other states as Alabama, Iowa, Ohio and Oklahoma attempt to ban abortions as well.
The Taliban and the U.S. agreed on a “reduction of violence,” for seven days. The reduction in violence for the seven day period was to reduce violence by 80 percent. The Taliban has instead ramped up their attacks on the Afghan civilians and the Afghan government.