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A Stanford law professor, Lawrence Marshall, is taking Patel's case pro bono.<div>
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Purvi Patel, Imprisoned for a Miscarriage in Indiana, Has Filed an Appeal

A Stanford law professor, Lawrence Marshall, is taking Patel’s case pro bono. Related posts:An Indiana Woman Was Just Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Having a Miscarriage Take Action for Purvi Patel! Northern Ireland’s Human Right Commission To Review Abortion Ban Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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The court of appeals reasoned that firing a woman for breastfeeding is not sex discrimination because men can also lactate.<div>
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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Petition Overturning a Pregnancy Discrimination Decision

The court of appeals reasoned that firing a woman for breastfeeding is not sex discrimination because men can also lactate. Related posts:Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case While Advocates Rally Outside Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements Federal Lawsuit Challenges the Wisconsin Law That’s Putting Pregnant Women in […]

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Wisconsin is just one of several states that effectively suspend the civil rights of pregnant women in the name of protecting against fetal harm.
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Federal Lawsuit Challenges the Wisconsin Law That’s Putting Pregnant Women in Prison

Wisconsin is just one of several states that effectively suspend the civil rights of pregnant women in the name of protecting against fetal harm. Related posts: Maternal Death Rate in West Africa Expected to Rise Due to Ebola Supreme Court Hears Pregn… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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In both chambers of Congress, women are leading the fight against the legislation, which contains controversial provisions on abortion, abstinence-only education, financial reform, and other issues impacting millions of Americans.<div>
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Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

In both chambers of Congress, women are leading the fight against the legislation, which contains controversial provisions on abortion, abstinence-only education, financial reform, and other issues impacting millions of Americans. Related posts:Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Says Controversial Nominee Lacks Support Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again There’s A Lot at Stake for Women […]

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The US Supreme Court heard the arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service case this morning. Young’s case was bolstered by a rally held outside the Supreme Court during the hearing.<div>
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Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case While Advocates Rally Outside

The US Supreme Court heard the arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service case this morning. Young’s case was bolstered by a rally held outside the Supreme Court during the hearing. Related posts:UPS Switches Pregnant Worker Policy Ahead of Supreme Court Case Maternal Death Rate in West Africa Expected to Rise Due to Ebola Despite […]

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One in seven women could die during childbirth in the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola crisis.<div>
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Maternal Death Rate in West Africa Expected to Rise Due to Ebola

One in seven women could die during childbirth in the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola crisis. Related posts:More Investment in Women’s Health Needed as Africa’s Population Rises In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue UN Ambassador Says the World Needs a “Wake-Up Call” on Ebola Crisis Read more […]

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The United Parcel Service is changing its policy on light duty assignments for pregnant workers, even though the company will stand by its refusal to extend accommodations to a former employee in an upcoming Supreme Court case.<div>
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UPS Switches Pregnant Worker Policy Ahead of Supreme Court Case

The United Parcel Service is changing its policy on light duty assignments for pregnant workers, even though the company will stand by its refusal to extend accommodations to a former employee in an upcoming Supreme Court case. Related posts:Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception More Investment in Women’s Health Needed […]

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Doctors at North Dakota's only clinic offering in vitro fertilization are speaking out to warn voters that Measure 1, a proposed personhood amendment in the state, would make the practice illegal.<div>
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Doctors Warn That Measure 1 Would End In Vitro Fertilization in North Dakota

Doctors at North Dakota’s only clinic offering in vitro fertilization are speaking out to warn voters that Measure 1, a proposed personhood amendment in the state, would make the practice illegal. Related posts:Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception Study […]

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Pregnancy could be jeopardizing your chances of getting a new home.
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Despite Regulations, Mortgage Lenders Continue to Discriminate Against Pregnant Borrowers

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Accommodations provided by HB 8 may include temporary changes for heavy lifting and manual labor, ensuring access to seating, frequent restroom breaks, time off following childbirth, and break spaces for breastfeeding.
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Illinois Governor Signs Bill To Protect Pregnant Women From Workplace Discrimination

Accommodations provided by HB 8 may include temporary changes for heavy lifting and manual labor, ensuring access to seating, frequent restroom breaks, time off following childbirth, and break spaces for breastfeeding. Related posts: Supreme Court Will… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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More Investment in Women’s Health Needed as Africa’s Population Rises

Africa’s population could reach four billion by 2100. As the population grows, more investment in maternal health and family planning resources will be needed to ensure women’s health. Related posts: Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue Canada Pledges $3.5 […]

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In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue

Although the death toll from the virus itself is astounding, many people – including pregnant mothers – are also dying as hospitals and clinics shut their doors. Related posts:Canada Pledges $3.5 Billion for Maternal Health Programs Worldwide Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case Study Shows High Rates of Child Marriage and Maternal Death Across […]

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