A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools

Senate Bill 3 replaces and broadens a prior “critical race theory” law passed by state legislators over the summer.  A new expansive measure targeting how topics such as race and racism can be discussed in Texas schools went into effect December 2, replacing a previous “critical race theory” law passed in May. Signed by Gov. GregContinue reading “A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools”

Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Sunday said his state will enforce a law banning most abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned, days after the Supreme Court held a hearing on the Magnolia State’s 15-week abortion ban that could chip away at the landmark 1973 ruling. A “snapback law” for abortion is currently in existenceContinue reading “Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned”

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America – Democracy Now!

As the Supreme Court looks poised to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and possibly overturn Roe v. Wade we speak to The Nation’s Amy Littlefield about her investigation into the Christian legal army behind the Mississippi law as well as anti-trans laws across the country. She also critiques the mainstream pro-choice movement’s failure to centerContinue reading “From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America – Democracy Now!”

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes five GOP abortion bills

Gov. Tony Evers is making abortion rights a key component of his 2022 re-election bid. Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed five Republican-authored anti-abortion bills on Friday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could curtail if not end a woman’s right to abortion. Evers, who is making his supportContinue reading “Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes five GOP abortion bills”

US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas

Groups behind a Supreme Court test case that threatens the constitutional right to abortion in the US are targeting Europe and Latin America too US conservative groups behind a Supreme Court legal battle that could shape the future of American abortion rights have spent at least $28m around the world between 2016 and 2019 on campaigns against women’s andContinue reading “US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas”

Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage

Afghanistan’s Taliban government on Friday released a decree on women’s rights which said women should not be considered “property” and must consent to marriage but failed to mention female access to education or work outside the home. The Taliban has been under pressure from the international community, who have mostly frozen funds for Afghanistan, toContinue reading “Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage”

Poland’s lawmakers reject bill seeking to outlaw abortion

Poland’s lawmakers on Thursday rejected a civic legislative proposal that would have outlawed abortion as homicide. The vote to reject the proposal at the initial stage was 361-48 with 12 abstentions, and was greeted with applause. It was overwhelming, also because most among the 228 ruling right-wing party’s lawmakers voted against it. The Law andContinue reading “Poland’s lawmakers reject bill seeking to outlaw abortion”

El Salvador violated rights of woman who had abortion and died in prison, court rules

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that El Salvador had violated the rights of a woman who was sent to prison for breaching the country’s tough abortion laws and died while serving her 30-year sentence. An El Salvador court sentenced the woman only identified as Manuela in 2008 for aggravated homicide afterContinue reading “El Salvador violated rights of woman who had abortion and died in prison, court rules”

Ex-IS member guilty of genocide for chaining up Yazidi girl to die in the sun

Defendant convicted in a German court after enslaving a Yazidi woman and her five-year-old daughter In a landmark verdict, a former member of the Islamic State group has been found guilty of genocide by a German court over the death of a five-year-old Yazidi girl he had bought as a slave and then chained up in theContinue reading “Ex-IS member guilty of genocide for chaining up Yazidi girl to die in the sun”

France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women

Thousands of chanting protesters took to the streets across France to call for an end to sexual violence. More than 100 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners in 2021. Large-scale protests across France on Saturday called on the government to do more to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations comeContinue reading “France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women”

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