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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Hospital For Denying Reproductive Health Care
SAN FRANCISCO, December 29, 2015 — The ACLU and the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP have filed a lawsuit challenging Dignity Health’s use of religious directives to deny basic reproductive health care to its patients. Filed on behalf of patient Rebecca Chamorro and Physicians for Reproductive Health, the suit argues that withholding pregnancy-related care for reasons other than medical considerations is illegal in California.
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:38PM
ACLU Settles Lawsuit with Alameda County Jails over Pregnancy Testing
The ACLU of Northern California and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office have reached a settlement agreement that will ensure that women are able to choose whether they receive pregnancy testing in the county’s jails.
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:23PM
Catholic Hospital Refuses Procedure for Pregnant Woman With Brain Tumor
GRAND BLANC, Mich. — A Catholic hospital in Michigan denied a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor a request to get her tubes tied at the time of her scheduled C-section next month. The refusal comes following a demand letter sent on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan last week and despite the hospital’s prior record of granting exceptions to other women seeking the same procedure.
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:18PM
An anonymous report sheds light on gross sexual abuses of female patients under anesthesia
An anonymous report exposes grossly inappropriate sexual behavior by doctors on female patients while those patients were anesthetized. The name of the report is "Our Family Secrets" in the August 18th, 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:49AM
Fox News: #1 in Sex Discrimination?
No woman was invited to the first 2016 Primary election debate for President of the United States of America. One woman was specifically excluded: Carly Fiorina. Does this make Fox News #1 in Sex Discrimination?
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:27PM
UC Students Address UC Regents on Sexual Violence
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thurs. May 21, 830AM, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, nowUCSB and UC students will address the UC Regents regarding college sexual violence and students’ struggles for justice with Title IX.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01PM
Oakland Police Release (Some) Video to Family of Yuvette Henderson After Community Pressure
On Tuesday, April 21st, the Oakland Police Department conceded to the power of the people and allowed the brother and sister of Yuvette Henderson to review the videos leading up to her murder by Emervyille police.
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:57PM
OPD to Reveal Surveillance Video to Yuvette Henderson's Family After Community Pressure
WE FORCED THE STATE TO CONCEDE!!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:26PM
Anti Police-Terror Project hosts vigil for Yuvette Hendersen and delivers demands to OPD
On Sunday, April 12th, The Anti Police-Terror Project held a rally and vigil to continue demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson. Yuvette was gunned down with an AR-15 assault rifle in February by Emeryville Police after being assaulted by security guards at Home Depot.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52PM
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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:13AM
Statute of Limitations Runs Out on Injustice at Yale University
New York Times published an article titled “Handling of Sexual Harassment Case Poses Larger Questions at Yale”, which discusses a case of sexual harassment, stalking, and abuse of a woman and prominent doctor who at the time worked in the Cardiology Department at Yale University. While the author of the initial article did a decent job at summarizing the issue, the case is five years old, which is a fact that seems to have been swept under the rug.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 2:19PM
Oklahoma IWW Statement of Solidarity with #YesAllDaughters
Students at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma will walk out of their classes at 9:20 A.M. on Monday, November 24th, 2014 to be greeted by hundreds of activists and supporters boldly standing with them in solidarity. Why? Throughout the semester, an 18-year-old senior at the school raped three female students, publicized the rapes and humiliated the survivors. As a union committed to the abolition of patriarchy and all forms of exploitation, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW...
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:35PM
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim
Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:10PM
Petition: Ban Greek Organizations from UCSC
Ban Greek Organizations from UC Santa Cruz. Petitioning Chancellor George Blumenthal. Sign petition here: https://www.change.org/p/george-blumenthal-ban-greek-organizations-from-ucsc
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 2:06PM
Who Cares? A Feminist Critique of the Care Economy
We live in an increasingly uncaring world. Patriarchal capitalism offers rich financial rewards to those who pursue their individual self-interest and penalizes those committed to the care of others. Competition is more highly valued than cooperation, and individual rights trump social obligation. Family and community life are treated as leisure activities...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:20AM
Sign Statement on Abortion Rights Emergency in Texas
Sign statement on EMERGENCY IN TEXAS. STOP FORCED MOTHERHOOD. ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY.
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 2:13PM
Lesbians, Women and Equality
The struggle for pay equity and equality for women continues as lesbians are being buried by invisibility in our own community.
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:20AM
2013 worst year in decades for abortion rights-what can be done?
The year 2013 nearly broke the all-time record for the most new restrictions on abortion passed in a single year. Some 22 states passed 70 different laws including late-abortion bans, doctor and clinic regulations, limits on medication abortions and bans on insurance coverage, according the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group. Twenty-four states have barred abortion coverage by the new health exchanges and nine of them forbid private insurance plans, as well, from covering most ...
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:07AM
Dorothee Soelle: Teacher of God and Prophetess
Twenty years ago Dorothee Soelle warned of that totalitarian religion in North America that is in power today. She spoke of “Christo-fascism” and meant the “Christian” glossing over a capitalist system that goes along with murder, exploitation and destruction. The harsh words can be found in “Mysticism and Resistance” (NW 10/83).
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:25AM
ACLU Sues Bishops on Behalf of Pregnant Woman Denied Care at Catholic Hospital
NEW YORK and DETROIT— The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pregnant woman who miscarried and was denied appropriate medical treatment because the only hospital in her county is required to abide by religious directives. The directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prohibited that hospital from complying with the applicable standard of care in this case.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 12:09AM