Slowly, real efforts to transform the false work-family dichotomy are emerging, both through legislation as well as through employer initiatives. Programs like paid family leave and on-site child care can help working families over the long haul—yet it is rare to find either offered to low-wage workers in this country.
Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
This week, some anti-choice efforts hit roadblocks, while pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.
While the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news ad nauseum, ten states quietly increased their minimum wage, effective January 1. A whopping 59 percent of all minimum wage earners are women.
The California legislature unanimously passed a bill banning the use of restraints on pregnant women. Will the governor sign it?
In an attempt to battle anti-abortion restrictions, a committee chairwoman introduces a bill of her own.
The House judiciary committee will decide whether or not to move the bill onto the floor for a vote.
Perhaps the clearest explanation of why reproductive health experts are against mandatory ultrasound bills even if ultrasounds are often a part of getting an abortion.