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.