Today's Headline News

Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case
Ellen Pao has lost her gender discrimination case on all counts against her former employer, the venture capital firm, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, The Huffington Post reported March 27. A California jury determined that gender was not involved in the decision not to promote Pao and that Pao was not harmed because of it. 

 Warren Not Running for Senate Minority Leader 
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has said she will not run to replace Harry Reid as Senate Minority Leader, the National Journal reported March 27. The first-term senator’s announcement comes as many progressive groups have not only pushed Warren to run for a leadership position, but for the presidency as well. She has repeatedly said she is not running for president.   

Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Abortion Procedure  
The Kansas legislature has passed a ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure, dilation and evacuation, and is the first in the country to do so, Cosmopolitan reported March 27. The article reports that Gov. Sam Brownback will sign the bill and that the procedure is only used in about eight percent of abortions in the state. The also article reports that this news would not ban second-trimester abortions, but force doctors to come with alternative methods for performing abortions.

Purposed Bill Would Jail Drug Addicted Pregnant Women
North Carolina Senate Republicans have introduced The Prenatal Narcotic Drug Use Bill, which would jail pregnant women who are addicted to drugs, reported March 25. According to the bill, jail time would also apply to mothers whose newborn children are addicted to or harmed by any illegal drug use. 

Poll: Two in Three Americans Ready for Female President
Two in three Americans believe the country is ready for a female president, according to an Economist/YouGov poll released on March 26. According to polling data, nearly 70 percent of Americans think it is time for the United States to have its first female president. In addition, data revealed that support for a female presidential candidate has increased nearly 30 percent since 2007.


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