Japan Adopts Tough Domestic Violence Law

For many years in Japan, domestic violence existed in the shadows–it was a husband’s prerogative, a private family matter. Finally, a law gives women some protections, but the burden of proof is on women and abuse is still not a crime.

Bush Slips in Polls: Could Abortion Be a Reason?

Texas Gov. George W. Bush is slipping in the polls; pundits cite his recent blunders but ignore his inflexible stand against abortion rights. But experts on the women’s vote say both Democrats and Republicans are strongly influenced by “choice.”