Inmates & advocates press for changes as prison hunger strike continues

A hunger strike by California prison inmates protesting prolonged solitary confinement is now well into its third week.


Audio: Texas abortion law sure to face court challenge

After weeks of bitter fighting, Texas conservatives claim a significant victory in the fight over who controls women's health in Texas.


Letter from North Carolina: I was arrested with Rev. Barber 2013

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed an anti-woman bill on abortion that the state House had passed into law, which restricts how abortions can be carried out.


Female prisoners in Calif. found to be the victims of coerced sterilizations

From at least 1997-2010, nearly 150 women were found to be sterilized while in prison,.


Texans stand with women

In Dallas 200 Texans attended a "Stand with Texas Women" rally and press conference in front of City Hall. The night before, some 1,100 attended a rally there.


Texas Senate enacts harsh new anti-abortion laws

The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.


California prisoners begin hunger strike

Thousands of inmates July 8 renewed a hunger strike begun in 2011 to protest prison practices they say amount to torture.