Posts Categorized: Legislation

Trump Expansion of Religious Refusal Targets Women, Shreds Democracy and Puts Politics Over Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump announced an expanded “conscience rule,” otherwise known as a religious refusal, that will further erode the government’s role in protecting women’s health, replacing the delivery of health care with partisan, extremist politics. The rule allows virtually any individual or entity involved in a patient’s care – from a hospital’s board… Read more »

House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years

For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exciting development exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m in room 2141 of the… Read more »

Trump Tells UN to Accept Use of Rape as War Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s been reported that the U.S. is threatening to veto a United Nations (UN) resolution combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because it calls for rape victims to have access to family planning and women’s health clinics. This is only the most recent—and sickest—example of the Trump Administration’s… Read more »

Indigenous Women Can’t Get Justice: You Should Care

This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the House with a vote of  263-158. 33 Republicans voted for the measure. VAWA faces an… Read more »