How New York’s Governor Is Playing Politics With Women’s Equality
"In January of 2013, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a sweeping ten-point Women’s Equality Agenda for his state that included broader protections for abortion rights, against housing and pregnancy discrimination, and more. Over a year later, no piece of that agenda has passed through the state legislature; they’re all stalled in a state senate jointly controlled by Republicans and a small breakaway group known as the Independent Democratic Caucus (IDC).”
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In North Carolina Elections, Misleading Susan B. Anthony List Ads Star Koch Brothers Operative
Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy
“When a very pregnant Felicia Allen applied for medical leave from her job at Hobby Lobby three years ago, one might think that the company best known for denying its employees insurance coverage of certain contraceptives—on the false grounds that they cause abortions—would show equal concern for helping one of its employees when she learned she was pregnant.”
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Why Did Anti-Choice Activists Harass Unitarians in New Orleans?
"Last week activists interrupted a New Orleans Unitarian Universalist service to hector the congregants, demonstrating how the anti-choice movement is seeking to attack the long-standing American tradition of religious tolerance."
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Florida Hospital Demands Woman Undergo Forced C-Section
"In an action that appears to be increasingly commonplace, a Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to undergo cesarean surgery against her will, or to report her to child welfare authorities for attempting to exercise her right to make the medical decisions she deems best for herself and her family."
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Covering Youth Sexuality: How the Media Can Do Better
”’Youth’ is just one of many identities we experience during our lives, and stigmatizing or shaming a person because of age fails any social movement fighting against oppression.”
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Anti-Choice Group Sues Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department, Claiming Free Speech Violations
“The anti-choice Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against the Jackson, Mississippi, police department. The suit, filed on behalf of Pro-Life Mississippi, accuses the department of ‘blatant and ongoing violation of free speech rights of pro-life advocates.’”
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