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A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division reveals a 44 percent drop in maternal mortality worldwide ...

UN Reports Major Decrease In Maternal Mortality Worldwide

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division reveals a 44 percent drop in maternal mortality worldwide … Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation Blog » Feminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. These investigations were stimulated by highly doctored and deceptive videos falsely claiming PPFA has been selling fetal tissue. State agency representatives from Georgia, South Dakota, Florida, Indiana, and Massachusetts have independently confirmed that all five states have not violated any laws. “It’s alarming that based on bogus videos, four states- Arizona, Utah, Alabama, and Louisiana- have rushed to defunded Planned Parenthood clinics, injuring women, especially low-income women, by denying them access to vitally-needed women’s healthcare,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Investigations of Planned Parenthood follow the released heavily-edited, misleading videos falsely suggesting that PPFA profits from fetal tissue donation by an anti-reproductive rights group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress. Experts, including Glenn Simpson- an investigative reporter for the FBI- have now discredited the videos in a formal report to Congress. Simpson calls the videos: “Sloppy at best- frequently inaccurate or erroneous. And in places, it appears as if they commit what I would call wishful thinking about what was being said.” Fetal tissue research, an important area of work that has led to medical advancements such […]<div>
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Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. These investigations were stimulated by highly doctored and deceptive videos falsely claiming PPFA has been selling fetal tissue. State agency representatives from Georgia, South Dakota, Florida, Indiana, and Massachusetts have independently confirmed that all […]

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Up to 7 million women per year require treatment for complications from unsafe abortions in developing countries, new research shows. <div>
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Research Shows Cost of Unsafe Abortions in Developing Countries

Up to 7 million women per year require treatment for complications from unsafe abortions in developing countries, new research shows. Related posts:Organizations Urge the President to Reinterpret Helms Amendment and Aid Nigerian Refugees Women’s Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights US Government Warns Southern States Against Defunding Planned Parenthood Read more […]

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This progressive policy also includes that parents can return to work then take additional time off as needed. 
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Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards announced yesterday that murder charges against a Georgia woman who ended her pregnancy using a prescription abortion pill she ordered online have been dropped.
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UPDATE: Murder Charges Dropped for Georgia Woman Taking Abortion Pills

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards announced yesterday that murder charges against a Georgia woman who ended her pregnancy using a prescription abortion pill she ordered online have been dropped. Related posts: Purvi Patel, Imprisoned for … Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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About 14,000 women are expected to give birth in the coming weeks, and thousands of them are at risk of complications that require emergency care.<div>
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Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

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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

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The 2015 Social Progress Index assesses and scores countries worldwide across three categories: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.<div>
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US Ranks 16th Worldwide on 2015 Social Progress Index

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Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured an operation that involves breaking the pelvis or having their pubic bone sawed through. Others claim their wombs were removed entirely. <div>
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Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

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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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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

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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

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Although four health officials, including one man who received an award last year for having performed 50,000 sterilization procedures, have been suspended, the Indian government denies claims of negligence.<div>
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