The news stories pull at heartstrings: Teen mom charged with murder in abandoned infant’s death. Yet, legal responses in vogue, such as the ‘Baby Moses’ laws, often fail to provide for the infant’s, father’s and even the mother’s rights and interests.
In a victory for battered women and their children, a U.S. appeals court has underscored the need for international law to take domestic violence into account in resolving international child abductions and custody suits.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a spellbound audience at a gathering held to honor her that women will not reach full equality until men share the responsibility of raising the next generation.
In the current labor market, some employers are taking steps to promote good will toward gay, lesbian and transgendered employees. However, with no federal and few state anti-bias laws, the programs could last only as long as the current boom.
The Supreme Court 5-4 decision rejecting laws purporting to ban late-term abortions might well have set the stage for a new round of restrictive state laws with an eye to pick up that one crucial vote on the High Court.
The vital signs of our economic health were measured as part of the preparation for Beijing + Five. The good news is limited and the bad news is very bad, especially for women in countries going through political upheavals or crippled by HIV.