Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world. The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them. Action links included.
Yes, we’ve heard over and over again about the Republican women running for office because of the O’Donnell gaffes and Angle embarrassments. But what do the numbers say?
Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care reform. Here’s a rundown of some of the more inflammatory issues, what’s in the bill, what’s not, what some will continue to fight for even after the bill is signed into law.
How many women leaders were invited to the health care summit? Girls, hold your breath. Grand total: four. That’s right, four, one of whom is Nancy Pelosi. So, actually, three, count ‘em, three other women members of Congress (total membership: 535 people), including, count her, one, female U.S. Senator.
The Senate passed its health care bill in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve.
Next, representatives from the House and the Senate will merge their respective bills in a conference committee.
Doctors from around the world testified in support of overturning the global gag rule yesterday and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews one of them.