These abortion clinics have fewer resources but are exposed to the same if not worse risks. “The longer the expanded protests continue, the greater the risks of copycat crimes like the arsons at the four Planned Parenthood clinics this summer,” says the director of one clinic.
Imagine, billboards with an image of a young vibrant woman with the caption: “She Died Giving Life” and with the tagline: “The U.S. maternal death rate is rising. Take action today to support quality maternity care.”
A 58-hospital project that includes Georgia, the state with the highest rate of maternal deaths, is trying to reduce the threat of postpartum bleeding. An obstetric nurse involved with the project says delivery teams need to drill more to avert deadly emergencies.
(WOMENSENEWS)– In the case of Ellen Pao vs. her venture capital firm employer, the jury has ruled against her. Still, San Francisco was riveted by the testimony in her gender discrimination and retaliation case against Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. And despite the outcome, Pao exposed male bias in the venture capital sector, where a recent study found that in 2013 women made up only 6 percent of partner positions, a steep decline from 1999. Whether one believes Pao or her employer, by coming forward and telling her story of inappropriate gender-based workplace conduct, Pao spotlights the issue of persistent sex discrimination in the workplace more than 50 years after federal civil rights laws prohibited such conduct.
The historically black college for women decided it was time to do something major to redraw its student body’s alarming health profile: “We’ve been greeting incoming freshmen students who were pre-hypertensive, overweight, obese,” says its health services director.
Lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas have been busy crafting sneaky ways to block women’s access to abortion. These are attacks on women’s right to abortion as a matter of our constitutional right to privacy. Let’s make the stakes clear.
It could account for 7 percent to 10 percent of the wage gap but there’s so little data it’s hard to know. After 5,000 New York school guards won a big settlement last year the family of one 45-year-old mother of two suddenly had $7,000 more a year.
Women on a police force are less likely than male coworkers to use excessive and deadly force, studies show, relying more on interpersonal skills. If policymakers knew the data, says one advocate, they’d “go on a hiring spree and hire more women.”
One group has spent January driving cross country in the Black Women’s Lives Matter: Free Marissa Now caravan lobbying for Marissa Alexander’s pardon. A quilting project joins them on Jan. 27 to keep watch outside Alexander’s day in court.