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A brutally upsetting story about a woman forced to give birth despite knowing her child wouldn’t survive because of Nebraska’s new law banning abortion after 20 weeks.

A new UN report right in time for International Women’s Day tomorrow: Gender equality can reduce world hunger.

The Wall Street Journal joins the media misinformation bandwagon around Wisconsin by reporting that the Dems are coming home, which they say couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Sarah at Feministing Campus posts on the awesome activism happening around the protests at Dickenson College against the schools’ current sexual assault policy.

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Considers Pregnant People “Hosts” in Anti-Abortion Bill

In this week’s edition of cringy, oppressive legislation, Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced a bill which would require pregnant people to obtain written permission from the father of the fetus in order to receive an abortion.

The bill would also require pregnant people seeking abortions to submit their sexual partner’s name to their doctors in writing. The identified person could then challenge and demand a paternity test, which would delay the abortion procedure. The only exceptions to this law would be in the cases of incest or rape, threat to the pregnant person’s life, or should the father be deceased – in which case, the pregnant person would be required to sign a notarized affidavit confirming the death.

While this bill is certainly alarming, it ...

In this week’s edition of cringy, oppressive legislation, Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced a bill which would require pregnant people to obtain written permission from the father of the fetus in order to receive an abortion.

The bill would ...

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Now more than ever, let’s be bold and end the Hyde amendment

Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. This bill aims to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal dollars from being used for abortions, with few exceptions.

The EACH Woman Act is an explicit pro-abortion piece of legislation that would significantly increase abortion access for people regardless of their income or their health insurance provider. It would require ALL federal government healthcare programs to fund abortions, including Medicaid, Medicare, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Indian ...

Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. This bill ...