GOP Official: Women Should Not Get Equal Pay For Equal Work

GOP official argues men deserve more pay than women because men are the breadwinners and women should stay home with the kids. In a letter to the editor submitted to the Wasatch Wave, James C. Green, Wasatch Co. GOP Vice-Chair, explains “the problem with the Equal Pay bill being considered by the Utah Legislature.” In [Read More…]


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Oklahoma Lawmaker: Men Must Approve Abortion; Women Are ‘Hosts’

New law would require man’s approval for partner’s abortion because women are only “hosts,” and pregnant women’s bodies are not their own. Oklahoma state legislator Rep. Justin Humphrey is sponsoring a draconian bill, HB 1441, that would require a woman to get written permission from her sexual partner if she wants to have an abortion. [Read More…]


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Forced-Birth Christian Extremists March On Washington

Forced-birth, pro-fetus, anti-women, anti-choice, Christian extremists march on Washington: The GOP war on women continues. In a disappointing display of religious based misogyny, thousands of deluded Americans march to make women second-class citizens, and to deny every woman her fundamental human right to bodily autonomy. The New York Times reports “the march drew thousands of [Read More…]


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NM Lawmaker: Women ‘Have a Right to Get Slapped’

Trump loving New Mexico city councilor says women have a right to cook, to clean, and to “get slapped.” Carlsbad City Councilor J.R. Doporto is facing a firestorm of criticism after making derogatory and demeaning remarks towards women on his Facebook page. Doporto, complaining about women marching against Trump last weekend, used his Facebook page [Read More…]


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Trump Reinstates Global Gag Rule On Abortion

Going backwards: Trump reinstates Reagan era rule making it harder for women to obtain safe abortions. On Monday morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order reinstating a ban on U.S. funds going to health organizations overseas that provide, promote, or even discuss abortion. The Hill reports the executive order blocks “foreign aid or federal [Read More…]


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Woman Serves Year In Jail For ‘Coat-Hanger Abortion’

Tennessee woman enters felony guilty plea in exchange for her release from prison in “coat-hanger abortion” case. In December, 2015, Anna Yocca was arrested for allegedly using a coat hanger to try to end her pregnancy.  At the time, Yocca was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the incident, and faced the possibility of a [Read More…]


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Kentucky Approves Anti-Abortion Bills: Rep. Claims ‘God Does Not Make Mistakes’

Kentucky lawmaker justifies abortion ban by claiming “God does not make mistakes.” Saturday Kentucky’s state legislature passed a pair of controversial anti-abortion bills. One bill, Senate Bill 5, bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Hill reports the ban does not include exceptions for instances of rape or incest, and only permits abortions after [Read More…]


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Kentucky GOP Seeks Abortion Ban: Women Have No Choice After Conception

Republicans now in control of the Kentucky legislature work to criminalize abortion. In yet another example of the Republican war on women, GOP legislators in Kentucky are moving to radically restrict reproductive freedom for women. The Courier-Journal reports a 20-week abortion ban is one of the first 11 bills being considered by the GOP-controlled legislature. [Read More…]


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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Fetal Burial Rule

A federal judge blocks a controversial Texas law requiring fetal remains be cremated or buried. In a move meant to penalize and stigmatize women and abortion providers, Texas recently approved new rules requiring health care facilities that perform abortions to bury or cremate fetal remains instead of disposing of them in a sanitary landfill like [Read More…]


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Oklahoma Mandates Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms

Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, and public schools to post anti-abortion signs inside public restrooms. On Tuesday Oklahoma’s State Board of Health approved regulations for the anti-abortion signs. The new signs will read: There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and [Read More…]


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