Monday, July 01, 2013
Last Tuesday, Senator Wendy Davis filibustered her way to the national stage after spending nearly 11 hours speaking in order to block Senate Bill 5 from passing in the Texas legislature. But the very next day, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he wasn’t giving up the fight just yet. Instead, the Governor called a special legislative session to take up the bill. Erica Greider is the senior editor at Texas Monthly.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Around midnight last night, the Texas Senate shutdown Senator Wendy Davis's (D-Fort Worth) nearly 11 hour filibuster meant to prevent the passage of Senate Bill 5, a restrictive abortion law. Christy Hoppe, Austin bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, was present for entire filibuster. James Henson is the director of the Texas politics project as the University of Texas.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Obama administration has conceded its plans to continue blocking the over-the-counter availability of the morning-after pill for girls. Dr. Susan Wood weighs in on the administration's unexpected reversal. She directed the office of Women's Health at the FDA from 2000 until 2005. she resigned in protests of the F.D.A.'s handling of Plan B, the brand name of the so-called morning-after pill.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
In a move that pits the Obama administration firmly against women's reproductive health advocates, the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge's decision to allow girls under 15 years old to have over-the-counter access to the morning after pill. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following the legal and political battle.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
There are nine states that currently allow third trimester abortions without restriction. And — after the murder of Doctor George Tiller in 2009 — only four doctors in the country perform them. A new documentary, "After Tiller," centers on these doctors, their work, and what they face each day. Lana Wilson is the film’s co-director, along with Martha Shane. Dr. Susan Robinson is one of the four doctors profiled in "After Tiller."
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Anne Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country, has closely followed the Senate races this election season. In regards to female elected officials and women's issues, she says, "I think you really saw this in New Hampshire, where two women won house seats and a woman candidate won the governor's race."
Thursday, June 21, 2012
In a woman’s life, there are many rites of passage: her first period, her first time falling in love, and her first time being hired for a job. And if she makes it past the ripe old age of 25, she very likely has one more rite of passage that lasts for the next two decades. And if she doesn't hit this milestone, she gets asked over and over again: “Why don’t you have children?”
Friday, January 06, 2012
In a presentation to the American Association of Law Schools on Thursday, Jeannette Cox, an associate professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, argued that pregnancy comes with physical limitations on par with conditions now protected under a new amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act. These include the inability to do prolonged lifting, sitting, standing or walking or driving. While some are outraged by the assertion, Cox sees it as a way for women to get more legal protections at their workplace.