Happy Equal Pay Day! What is Equal Pay Day you might ask? Equal Pay Day is a public awareness event which symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to be paid what men were paid in 2010. So today, April 12, 2011, after 75 extra days of waged work, the average working woman has finally been paid as much as the average working man received last year. Woo Hoo!
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
How “free speech” has come to be interpreted as a right to deny a safe and legal prescription and directly control the inner workings of another person’s body is an inexplicable overreach, and judicial activism of the worst kind. It is also sexism, as it is directed only toward women.
It’s time to focus once again on the grievous injury of what the Hyde Amendment represents. Abortion is a legal medical procedure protected by the constitutional right to privacy; segregating access to this form of health care is discrimination against women. Let’s pause to consider that most of our country’s history has been punctuated by men making choices for women without their consent.
It was a brutally cold day in New York on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but the subzero temperatures could not deter members of the NOW-New York State Young Feminist Task Force from attending two separate pro-choice events.
NOW believes that a mainstream media outlet like CNN has no business employing a radical propagandist like Erick Erickson.
As I type, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy is considering whether to repeal a 2007 rule that prevented pharmacies from refusing to dispense medication. As reported in RH Reality Check, “two of the three women on the board support keeping the rule as-is (ie, ensuring that pharmacies cannot refuse to dispense medication) and three of the four men support changing it to allow pharmacies to refer women elsewhere.”
We’re facing nothing less than a public health crisis over body image.
On Aug. 13, the Food and Drug Administration approved ella, an emergency contraceptive pill effective up to five days after unprotected intercourse, for the U.S. market. Predictably, the usual suspects — the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and other anti-abortion rights groups — are outraged.
On July 27, hatemongering anti-abortion group Operation Rescue cheered as the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) filed an 11-count petition recommending that Dr. Ann Neuhaus face disciplinary action for late-term abortion referrals she made for Dr. George Tiller before his murder last year.
On May 27, the Senate Armed Service Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would repeal the prohibition on female service members obtaining abortions at military medical facilities using their own funds.