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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announces 2020 presidential run 16.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gillibrand joins a growing field of Democratic candidates, telling TV host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday that she's launching an exploratory committee and explaining why she's decided to run.
Preventing breast cancer just got easier. Will more women give these drugs a try? 16.1.2019 LA Times: Science

Breast cancer will strike 1 in 8 women in her lifetime. But women who face an increased risk of being that one unlucky patient may improve their chances with three prescription medications, according to a new report.

If 1,000 women took one of the three medications for roughly five years, somewhere...

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A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ as Global Unrest Spreads 15.1.2019
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles.  Workers Around the World Greet 2019 With Wave of Demonstrations By Vijay Prashad…Read more →
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California pension trustees call for disclosures of #MeToo costs 15.1.2019 LA Times: Business

A group of trustees from some of America’s biggest public pension funds are calling on companies to detail costs related to sexual misconduct and any measures they’re taking to address the problem.

“We don’t see how it could possibly be accretive to corporate value to have a culture that allows...

BREAKING: Trump’s rollback of the birth control mandate is blocked nationwide 15.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The cost-free contraception for thousands is safe, after District Judge Wendy Beetlestone temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s rollback of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate on Monday, issuing a nationwide injunction. The administration aims to allow virtually all employers (including universities and colleges, by way of student health plans) the right to refuse […]
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A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ 15.1.2019
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, in a roundup that also includes observations on Brazil and Palestine. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Over two days—Jan. 8 and…Read more →
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Where Abortion Fights Will Play Out in 2019 14.1.2019
Here are four venues where the debate over reproductive health services will play out in 2019.

The post Where Abortion Fights Will Play Out in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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Federal judge blocks Trump’s rollback of birth control mandate in 13 states and D.C. 14.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A federal judge on Sunday blocked the Trump administration’s roll back of Obamacare’s birth control mandate, protecting contraceptive coverage for residents living in 13 states and Washington, D.C. The administration’s policy, which allows more employers to avoid providing their employees birth control coverage, was supposed to take effect on Monday. But a California district judge sided with […]
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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states 14.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.
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Marching Towards a Fighting Women’s Movement 12.1.2019
What struggles lie ahead in the lead-up to this year’s Women’s Marches?

The post Marching Towards a Fighting Women’s Movement appeared first on Truthout.

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Election 2020: Tulsi Gabbard Is In, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris On Deck 12.1.2019 Crooks Liars
It's not even January 15th yet, but Democratic women are stepping up and declaring their intentions. Today's announcement comes from Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard, who announces her intention to run for the 2020 Democratic nomination. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN's "The Van Jones Show." Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She is the first American Samoan and the first Hindu member of Congress. "There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve," she said, listing health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues. "There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace," Gabbard added. "I look ...
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New York legislature to introduce Reproductive Health Act, vote set on Roe v. Wade anniversary 9.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
For more than a decade, New York activists have been trying to solidify abortion rights no matter what happens at the federal level — and this month, they just might do it. The New York legislature is likely to pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) in January after Democrats took control of the state Senate […]
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Where U.S. battles over abortion will play out in 2019 8.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the U.S. Many of these policies will ultimately land in court.
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It’s Time for an Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill 8.1.2019
We must fight for a future in which every woman has the resources to decide whether to become a parent.

The post It’s Time for an Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill appeared first on Truthout.

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As judge weighs the fate of a sweeping Texas abortion lawsuit, confusion remains 8.1.2019 Raw Story

State attorneys and lawyers representing reproductive rights groups argued in federal court Monday over whether a sweeping lawsuit challenging more than 60Texas abortion regulations should move forward. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel told state attorneys that their 73-page argument confused him. He ...

The post As judge weighs the fate of a sweeping Texas abortion lawsuit, confusion remains appeared first on Raw Story.

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Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers 8.1.2019 techCrunch
The international electronics and medical device giant Philips is pushing further into pregnancy and childcare services by leading a $6 million early stage investment in the pregnancy-focused app-developer and device manufacturer, Babyscripts.  The Washington, DC-based company works with hospitals and healthcare providers to distribute a medical device and mobile app for monitoring blood pressure and providing […]
Veterans were trained to be part of a unit. Taking away their group PTSD therapy is shortsighted and heartless 5.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Post-traumatic stress disorder has medical components that are factual and require treatment, but there is one component that the Department of Veterans Affairs has difficulty measuring for effectiveness: affiliation, or group membership. (“Veterans protest the gutting of West L.A....

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And She's In! Nancy Pelosi Takes the House Gavel: 'BradCast' 1/3/2019 4.1.2019 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, I'm in for Brad and Des as their holiday continues. Today, tomorrow, then they're back! Thanks for giving me your ears in their absence. No big surprises as the new Congress moves in - not in either house. New Speaker Nancy Pelosi said all the right things - ...
These 6 issues are going to be front and center at the Colorado General Assembly in 2019 4.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Top of mind for many Democrats, who assume complete control of state government this month, are policies they’ve long advocated for such as paid leave for workers attending to family matters and banning conversion therapy to “heal” gay men and women.
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Activists urge history-making members of Congress to lead the fight for Medicare for All 4.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
“Please count us as allies,” said a staffer for Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) to grassroots activists who were wearing Medicare for All t-shirts and were gathered in the congresswoman’s newly-minted office Thursday. Pressley’s staff were among many of the House of Representatives’ freshmen class that warmly welcomed dozens of advocates who visited the offices Thursday. It didn’t […]
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