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At U.S. Capitol: 1,275 arrested fighting for democracy

Our nonviolent, civil disobedience was one action among many during a week-long mobilization aimed at starting a new, broad-based movement to restore democracy in the U.S.

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Religious right’s latest attack on working women’s privacy reaches Supreme Court

The latest religious-based challenge to contraceptive care has hit the Supreme Court.

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This week in women's history: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.

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This week in women's history: First American woman dentist

"People were amazed when they learned that a young girl had so far forgotten her womanhood as to want to study dentistry."

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Case involving abortion clinics raises key constitutional rights question

If Texas can make it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to abortion, what other constitutional rights can government burden without justification?

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This week in history: First Black woman earns a medical degree

Rebecca Davis Lee became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States.

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GOP majority in Congress plans votes to repeal Affordable Care Act

Here we go again. The Republican congressional majority used its hatred of Obama to once again set up votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Jury finds Oklahoma cop guilty of assaults on 13 black women

One victim highlighted the dilemma she faced after the assault: "What am I going to do? Call the cops? He was a cop."

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Women's health advocates say attacks on them are terrorism too

Ultra-right Christians have been practicing terrorism against providers and consumers of women's health services for years, injuring and even killing patients and medical personnel.

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Planned Parenthood condemns inflammatory GOP rhetoric re Colorado tragedy

"Instead of looking for lessons to prevent this from happening in the future, they're doubling down on their effort to block women from getting preventive health care at Planned Parenthood."

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