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Don’t Call 6-Week Abortion Bans “Heartbeat” Bills. Here’s Why.

The biased language in these bills — including the unconstitutional Texas abortion ban — has no basis in medicine or reality. They’re written to divert attention from the fact that they ban abortion and hurt pregnant people. 

Sexual assault hits Latina survivors hard without culturally relevant support

"I began to piece together my own definitions of what was right and what was wrong, and so I came to assume that this was the way it was — men push for sex until women give in."
June 5, 2015

The Human Trafficking Bill and Its Abortion Restrictions, From a Republican’s Perspective

The abortion restrictions in the trafficking bill make it clearer than ever that it's time for the Republican Party leaders to return to our core values of personal responsibility and individual liberty — and leave personal medical decisions to a woman, her family and her faith.
April 23, 2015

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Cornyn’s Compromise in the Human Trafficking Bill is More Like a CON-promise on Abortion Access

Anti-abortion politicians made superficial changes to the abortion restrictions they inserted into a human trafficking bill — and they're calling it a "compromise." We beg to differ.
April 17, 2015

Tell the Senate: Stop Using Human Trafficking Victims to Push Your Anti-Abortion Agenda

A group of senators is using a bipartisan bill meant to help victims of human trafficking to push their anti-abortion agenda. It’s disturbing, it’s outrageous — and we have just hours to stop it.
March 11, 2015

Fox News: Victim Blaming Again

Outnumbered hosts Stacey Dash and Andrea Tantaros shared their thoughts on the nationwide problem of sexual assault on college campuses — saying "good girls" avoid frat parties, and women who are raped are "bad girls" who "need to be kept away from liquor and boys."
Feb. 2, 2015

16 Days of Activism: Helms Hurts, But Our Generation Can Help

As students and advocates, we’re excited to see international progress on women’s rights. But a policy known as the Helms Amendment undermines efforts to improve women’s health around the world — including for victims of violence.
Dec. 1, 2014

TIME Magazine Poll Wants to Ban the Word ‘Feminist’ — Really, TIME?!

When we saw the word “feminist” listed in a TIME magazine poll among words that are ostensibly so overused that they deserve to be put on the chopping block, we were angry
Nov. 13, 2014

In the World We Want, Nigerian Girls Can Go to School without Fearing for Their Lives

In the world we want, 200 girls in northern Nigeria are returned swiftly and safely to their families.
May 4, 2014

Violence Against Women Act controversy? It’s not controversial

First passed in 1994 with broad bipartisan support, and reauthorized TWICE since with improved protections, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical law that has had a tremendous impact on reducing the national rate of intimate partner violence. One would think that passing a bill that works to ensure women are safe and healthy would be a no brainer, but that was not the case last year. Lawmakers in Congress failed to come to an agreement to reauthorize VAWA. More specifically, the House refused to pass an inclusive VAWA bill that meets the needs of all victims, including Native Americans, immigrants, and LGBT victims.
July 17, 2013

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