Georgia passed one of the earliest laws on equal insurance coverage for contraception in 1999. But a political shift has since made the state a national emblem of imperiled reproductive rights. Sixth in “The Memo” series on the status of U.S. women.
In July, American Lawyer rates major firms for the free legal aid they offer. For the second year, Women’s eNews surveyed last year’s five top firms to see what they did in the way of “pro bono feminae.”
John McCain touts his anti-abortion credentials in his bid for the U.S. presidency. But old battles over campaign finance reform are hindering him from gaining the backing of the National Right to Life Committee and other activists.
Confronted with barriers to legal U.S. immigration, a small number of foreign lesbians are seeking safety through political asylum. A recent court opinion expanded the definition of persecution in the case of a Ugandan lesbian.
Women’s eNews’ Pro Bono Feminae survey finds that women worldwide receive substantial free assistance from attorneys. The survey is released ahead of American Lawyer’s pro bono edition that ranks major U.S. law firms for their public service.
Female immigrants are drawing increased attention as Congress heads into debate next week on immigration reform. Female domestic workers and abused women who fear deportation are two groups of women high on advocates’ radar.
A teacher fired after using in vitro fertilization is taking her case to Wisconsin’s Equal Rights Division. She joins a roster of others penalized by the Catholic school system. Fourth in a series on women changing religious institutions and practices.
Death sentences imposed on three Iraqi women–some of them mothers with young children–have spurred international concerns about the conduct of their trials and the abrogation of international prohibitions against the death penalty for new mothers.
Special Report: Public filings in South Dakota reveal that the campaign to support the state’s abortion ban received $750,000–more than one-fourth of all of its funds–from a single source, a local Republican’s one-man corporation.