Saturday, December 15, 2018
As women all across this country are raging, crying and telling their stories of sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege for their campaigns to end mass rape as a weapon of war....
In a recent story for Public Radio International reporter Marco Werman sited a shocking Bureau of Justice statistic that since 1978 the number of women in state prisons across this country has increased more than 800%. 800%! That rate...
The Atlanta Ph.D student runs 30 to 35 miles a week -- more if she's training for a big race -- and often while alone. When someone harasses her, she grits her teeth and tries to ignore them. "It's hard...
Dozens of women march in silence through a rainy cityscape. Heads bowed, dressed in red cloaks and white bonnets, it looks like a scene from Gilead, the theocratic patriarchy Margaret Atwood created in dystopian 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale. But...
When I saw this, it really made me stop and think: A new Gallup poll finds that 64% of Americans believe the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned. “Partisans’...
Researchers looked at data from 7,065 Canadians who were tracked over 12 years. What they found was that women who consistently worked 45 hours or more a week had a 63% greater risk of diabetes compared with those who...
This represents further progress in preserving a woman's fertility from the impact of cancer treatments, experts say. Dr. Susanne Pors, a co-author of the study and postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Reproductive Biology at the University Hospital of Copenhagen...
Over the past year, state legislatures in Iowa, Louisiana and Mississippi have advanced strict limits on abortion that some lawmakers believe could trigger a successful challenge to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. "I think it's...
While considered conservative, Kennedy was the swing vote on several cases, including Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a 2016 case that ruled that Texas couldn't put certain restrictions on abortion services that were an "undue burden" to patients. He...
It started in heartbreak. It is the whisper that has turned into a roar. They are the words so difficult to utter that they can often only come out as a whisper full of pain and shame.

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