Monthly Archives: November 2005

Roberts faces first major abortion case

TweetRecently appointed Chief Justice John Roberts will face his first major abortion case on the Supreme Court when Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood comes up before the court next week. The case stems from a 2003 New Hampshire law requiring teenagers to tell a parent before getting an abortion. While the law has an exception for [...]
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Small step for Saudi women

TweetSaudi women voted this weekend on a new board of directors for the Jiddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Women were also included on the list of candidates. There are an estimated 2,800 businesses registered in women’s names at the chamber, but it was unclear how many of them would be eligible to vote. By [...]
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Happy Turkey Day!

TweetWe’re off to stuff ourselves silly and give thanks that no one can see us unbutton our pants underneath the table. Feministing will resume posting on Monday. Have a fantastic holiday! Tweet
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Liberia elects Africa’s first woman president

TweetGreat news. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been elected president in Liberia, making her the first female president in Africa. The election commission confirmed the tally on Wednesday — officially naming her Liberia’s president-in-waiting and first woman to ever win an election to be an African president. Her inauguration is scheduled for January. Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf has served [...]
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Group wants to fly aborted fetus pics above Hawaii

TweetYikes. An anti-abortion group has renewed its effort to fly pictures of aborted fetuses over crowded Oahu beaches. An attorney for the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform has told federal appeals court judges that Honolulu’s ban on aerial advertising illegally censors the group’s most effective way to advocate its message. Robert Muise says the explicit images [...]
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