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News From Around the Web

No time to write this week and so much to discuss. So here’s a round up of news from around the web affecting women. Click the links to learn more. Let’s start with Virginia, where this week the legislation passed…

Ignorant Legislator of the Week: Michele Bachmann

This week’s Ignorant Legislator award goes to Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Earlier this week, Bachmann introduced  the Heartbeat Informed Consent Act, legislation that would require abortion providers to perform an ultrasound on a woman and “make the heartbeat of…

Pumping at Work: Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Corporate lactation programs. Private pumping rooms. Informed, supportive HR specialists. If you read enough Best-Places-to Work-for-Mothers articles, you might think this is the reality for mothers returning to work post-baby. But for many women, pumping at work has its challenges.…

Waiting for Walmart v. Dukes

While we wait for a Supreme Court decision on the Walmart v. Dukes class action suit, here are some other important court cases that impact working women. The Missouri Court of Appeals is allowing Francine Katz, who was the highest…

MLB Adds Paternity Leave Policy

A Major League Baseball player took paternity leave and another April fool was revealed. Following Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis’ decision to be present at the birth of his child instead of pitching a game, Dallas Observer writer Richie Whitt…

The Hypocrisy of the Pro”Life” Movement

Anti-woman action and legislation in this country is out of control.  Take a look at what’s happening right now: Congress The House voted to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides millions of people affordable healthcare including sex education, contraception, and screens…