The former head of the U.S. Air Force’s sexual assault prevention branch was acquitted Wednesday of assaulting a young woman outside a Virginia bar.
The senator is optimistic that her amendment, the Military Justice Improvement Act, could reach even the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.
The legislation would address longstanding gaps of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which was enacted 35 years ago this month.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff flatly rejected removal of sex-crimes prosecution from the chain of command; Sen. Gillibrand took them to school. Meanwhile, Saxby Chambliss claimed that “the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur.”
With a comfortable lead in her bid for re-election, Gillibrand is adding her support to getting other women into office.
The former Clarence Thomas clerk will now take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November. But what are the differences between the two women?
Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York has a message for Harold Ford Jr. Stop calling yourself a pro-choice politician.
So what does Harold Ford Jr. really believe about abortion? Parsing his stances on reproductive choice is trickier than nailing jello to a wall.
Senator Gillibrand helped lead efforts to defeat the Stupak-Pitts amendment in Senate and continues to lead the effort to have the language removed before final passage of health reform. The Senator was joined by NARAL New York and Gloria Steinem at a media conference on November 16th.
The real economic consequences of contraception; on family planning, Brookings has it both ways; slight increase in average age of first birth among American women; Freedom of Choice Act moving in New Mexico; Obama forging a new path on abortion?; Rita Henley-Jensen gushes over new Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.