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Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) President, Eleanor Smeal, today called on the House Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee to either redirect its focus to violence against abortion providers, or to disband.<div>
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FMF Calls on House Select Investigative Panel to Re-Direct Its Focus to Anti-Abortion Violence or Disband

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) President, Eleanor Smeal, today called on the House Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee to either redirect its focus to violence against abortion providers, or to disband. Related posts:Bold New Ad Campaign Exposes Threats Against Abortion Providers Abortion Clinics Nationwide Stay Open Despite Threats Suspect in Colorado Planned […]

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The Supreme Court announced today that it will review an anti-abortion Texas law that threatens to close more than 75 percent of abortion clinics in the state and deny millions of women access to safe, legal abortion.<div>
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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case on Texas Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court announced today that it will review an anti-abortion Texas law that threatens to close more than 75 percent of abortion clinics in the state and deny millions of women access to safe, legal abortion. Related posts:Report Finds Texas’ HB2 Increases Abortion Wait Times Oklahoma State Court Blocks One Anti-Abortion Measure, Allows Another […]

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72 Women’s and Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Issue New Federal Guidelines to Protect Students from Harassment and Cyber-threats Via Anonymous Social Media<div>
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Feminists Call on Yik Yak to Act

72 Women’s and Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Issue New Federal Guidelines to Protect Students from Harassment and Cyber-threats Via Anonymous Social Media Related posts:Farmworker Women Awarded $17 Million in Sexual Harassment Suit Amnesty Votes on Policy to Decriminalize Sex Work, Sparks Feminist Debate Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome […]

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The Feminist Majority Foundation supports President Obama’s decision to delay the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.<div>
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FMF: Obama Made Tough But Necessary Decision to Maintain U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The Feminist Majority Foundation supports President Obama’s decision to delay the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Related posts:Afghan Women Awarded for Women’s Rights Advocacy White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official Looking Back: My Experience as a Woman Studying Computer Science at Kabul University Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation Blog » Feminist Newswire […]

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The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with Planned Parenthood in its new policy to provide patients with the opportunity to donate fetal tissue for medical research, without accepting reimbursements for their health centers’ reasonable expenses.<div>
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MEDIA ALERT: FMF Supports New PPFA Policy, Congress Must Stop War on Women

The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with Planned Parenthood in its new policy to provide patients with the opportunity to donate fetal tissue for medical research, without accepting reimbursements for their health centers’ reasonable expenses. Related posts:US Government Warns Southern States Against Defunding Planned Parenthood Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood Claims Against Planned Parenthood […]

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Yesterday's Global Women’s Rights awards recognized Rhimes and Kohan as two of the most influential showrunners in television today.<div>
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Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Global Women’s Rights Awards

Yesterday’s Global Women’s Rights awards recognized Rhimes and Kohan as two of the most influential showrunners in television today. Related posts:Kansas Has Banned the Safest, Most Common Kind of Second-Trimester Abortion Afghan Woman Awarded International Women of Courage Award Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire […]

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President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history. <div>
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This Year’s State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history. Related posts:There’s A Lot at Stake for Women on Election Day Tomorrow President Obama Nominates Loretta […]

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  TIME Magazine has apologized for putting the word “feminist” on its list of words to ban in 2015.   “At last, TIME comes to its senses. Obviously ‘feminist’ is a worldwide movement for equality of women that cannot and must not be trivialized. Too many women’s lives depend on it. It’s very important that leaders from every walk of life, not only declare they are feminist, but help to empower women and to end the violence against and exploitation of women,” said Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal. Here’s the full apology: Time apologizes for the execution of this poll; the word ‘feminist’ should not have been included in a list of words to ban. While we meant to invite debate about some ways the word was used this year, that nuance was lost, and we regret that its inclusion has become a distraction from the important debate over equality and justice. - Nancy Gibbs  <div>
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STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” In Worst Words Poll

  TIME Magazine has apologized for putting the word “feminist” on its list of words to ban in 2015.   “At last, TIME comes to its senses. Obviously ‘feminist’ is a worldwide movement for equality of women that cannot and must not be trivialized. Too many women’s lives depend on it. It’s very important that […]

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STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice. Related posts:ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to […]

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Mississippi Freedom Summer Focuses On Fighting Voter Suppression

MISSISSIPPI – Two members of Feminist Majority Foundation’s campus team were in Jackson, Mississippi this past week engaging with social justice groups on the subject of modern-day voter suppression. National Campus Organizer Edwith Theogene and Campus Communications Associate Taylor Kuether attended plenaries, workshops, and breakout sessions centralized around voting and labor issues as part of […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014 Contact: Megan Perry (703) 522-2214 mperry@feminist.org WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether local governments can create safety buffer zones around reproductive health clinics to ensure that patients, doctors, and healthcare workers can enter these facilities without harassment, intimidation, or violence. The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) joined other women’s and civil rights organizations to file an amicus brief in support of the Massachusetts clinic safety buffer zone law at issue in McCullen v. Coakley. “Patients, doctors, and healthcare workers are under siege at clinics across the nation,” said FMF President Eleanor Smeal. “Simply put, safety buffer zones help prevent violence and allow women to safely access critical reproductive health services. These laws are part of a tradition of protecting the exercise of fundamental rights from violence, harassment, and intimidation.” For over 20 years, FMF has tracked incidents of violence, harassment, and intimidation at women’s health clinics in the U.S. FMF brought the first lawsuit in the nation on buffer zones to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994. That case, Madsen v. Women’s Health Center, established the constitutionality of an injunction creating a clinic safety buffer zone in Florida. […]

Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Clinic Buffer Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014 Contact: Megan Perry (703) 522-2214 mperry@feminist.org WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether local governments can create safety buffer zones around reproductive health clinics to ensure that patients, doctors, and healthcare workers can enter these facilities without harassment, intimidation, or violence. The Feminist […]

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Feminists Critical of Decision to Appeal Plan B Ruling

Late Wednesday night, the Obama Administration filed an appeal in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a federal judge’s decision that emergency contraception must be made available over the counter with no age restrictions. According to the New York Times, the Department of Justice will argue that Judge Edward Korman, who issued the ruling, […]

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Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” have been reported by the media and Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) recorded three cases of such killings across the country during the month of March. This includes a young girl buried alive by her brother and father in Kishim district of Badakhshan Province.<div>
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Press Release: UN Women in Afghanistan strongly condemns “honour killings” of women and girls

Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” have been reported by the media and Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) recorded three cases of such killings across the country during the month of March. This includes a young girl buried alive by her brother and father in Kishim district of Badakhshan Province. Read more at: UN Women

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