A federal pro-choice bill that would stem the anti-choice tide in the states

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the Women’s Health Protection Act. Sounds like the name of an anti-choice bill deceptively cloaking itself in friendly “pro-woman” language like so many of them do, right? But no–for once, it’s the real deal: an pro-choice law that–to quote the opposition–”would wipe out almost every single pro-life law on abortion.”  Read More »

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In the latest injustice for Jane Doe, she’s been moved into a home for delinquent boys.

The first woman was arrested under Tennessee’s new law criminalizing drug use during pregnancy.

EBONY’s EndingRape4Ever series will explore rape culture in the African American community.

The Department of Education granted a Quaker college a religious exemption to Title IX to so that the school can discriminate against a transgender student.

A NYT exposé on the abuse of mentally ill inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island prison.

South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer has died.

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Map of the Day: “Bad medicine” laws undermine reproductive health care across the country

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new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families explores the common anti-choice restrictions that are forcing doctors to choose between following the law and doing what they know is best for their patients.  Read More »

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Watch now: Google hangout chat with the creators of Obvious Child and pro-choice advocates

Our rescheduled Google hangout is happening today at 3 PM! We’ve been talking a lot about the new film Obvious Child around these parts lately. And we’re thrilled to be hosting this chat about it with two of the films creators, as well as advocates from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Advocates for Youth.

Watch the hangout live right here and join the conversation using the hashtag #ObviousChat. If you can’t make it, you can always catch the recording later on.

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“It took the college just 12 days to investigate the rape report, hold a hearing and clear the football players.”

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Photo credit: Leslye Davis/The New York Times

The New York Times has another damning in-depth investigation into a college’s handling of a rape complaint. Like their recent report on Florida State University, this report on Hobart and William Smith Colleges tells a familiar tale of student assaulted on campus and then failed by her college.  Read More »

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