Yesterday the FMF summer interns donned our pink “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” t-shirts, grabbed our rally signs, and marched through the thick D.C. heat to the steps of the Supreme Court, ready to show support for Obamacare. We joined other women’s rights activists from Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Nurses United, […]
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The New Jersey State Senate took a major step forward today in its health care reform, approving a bill (S-788) that would restore almost $7.5 million dollars in family planning funds.
Last week the Department of Health and Human Services released their annual LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee Report. The report outlines nine objectives for advancing LGBT health in the upcoming year. It addresses LGBT needs in areas such as health insurance coverage, discrimination, HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual violence and partner abuse, substance abuse, and research. The report […]
Conservative legislators in Iowa are willing to give up millions of dollars in Medicaid funding in order to block state-funded abortions in the case of rape, incest or if the fetus is physically or mentally deformed.
The video “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!” is meant to encourage girls to consider careers in the natural and physical sciences, presenting science, as the title suggests, as an area compatible with femininity and other “girl things”—make-up, high heels and fashion.
The Supreme Court released its decision today on Arizona v. United States, the case which decided the fate of the controversial immigration bill in Arizona, S.B. 1070. The court struck down three out of four provisions in the law, but unanimously upheld perhaps the most controversial aspect of the bill. The provisions that were struck […]
Last Saturdayy, June 24, women and men across the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments in 1972 that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the classroom. Before Title IX women were excluded from sports and higher education. Now 40 […]
Guest post by FMF intern and Iowa State University student Molly Bryant. We did it! We won by a landslide, 64 to 36 percent vote against measure 3. Thanks in part to the organizing efforts and determination of college students in the North Dakota and Minnesota areas, North Dakota’s primary had astonishing turnout of 175,286 […]
After receiving much public outcry and unwanted attention last week about the anti-abortion bill HB5711 that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has requested that one portion of the omnibus bill, recently passed by the Michigan State House, be removed. The bill gained national attention last week, when two state lawmakers, […]
Last week, Michigan state Representatives Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum were banned from speaking on the floor by Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas. The Michigan House was debating a package of three anti-choice bills that represent an unprecedented assault on reproductive rights. During this debate, these two female representatives made the mistake of using the terms […]