We find that ratification of CEDAW leads to real, concrete changes in the lives of women and girls. Yet, inconceivably, the United States is one of only seven countries that has yet to ratify CEDAW, keeping company with the likes of Iran and Somalia. But the moment is upon us.
Without a usable pathology report, the charges no longer stand up to scrutiny.
Nothing like law officials who think obeying laws is for other folk.
On Friday night, as the LGBT community and their allies celebrated Pride throughout the nation, a teenage lesbian couple in Texas were both shot in the head and left to die. What we do now in response matters.
Stephanie Greene is being charged with murder. Her crime? Breastfeeding her newborn.
On Valentine’s Day, lucky American women will receive roses as a show of affection. But for too many, violence, intimidation, and abuse are the norm.
In a new bill, Washington State says if a woman has been a victim of domestic violence and seeks to extend a protection order against her abuser, the burden of proof needs to be on the abuser to show he’s no longer dangerous – not on the victim to prove that her fear is “reasonable” or not.
Two years ago, the police found the bodies of 11 women buried in the New Mexico desert, one of whom was four months pregnant. But no jam-packed memorial was held to mourn their loss.
“The Assasination of Dr. Tiller” details the murder of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita church and how the environment of intimidation stoked by the anti-choice movement and some members of the media influenced assassin Scott Roeder.
Alexander Sanger, Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council
and grandson of Margaret Sanger, founder of the birth control movement more
than eighty years ago, discusses the murder of Dr. George
Tiller and criticizes Right Wing talk shows, such as the O’Reilly Factor, for
providing a justification for Tiller’s murder. He writes that: those defending or excusing the murder of Dr. Tiller
adduce a perverse variation on the civil obedience argument of Gandhi and King
and Thoreau—murder for a higher principle. They press that principle further
to say that it was necessary to kill the doctor in order to save lives—the
lives of unborn children he might have aborted. This is to adapt the
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Greater Good justification (we dropped the bombs to end the
war to save American and Japanese lives, as many as a million and more) to the