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Senate Candidate Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Assault by Several Women

November 17, 2017 - 8:58pm
Last week, the Washington Post published an article sharing the stories of four women who have accused Roy Moore, Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, of initiating unwanted sexual contact. Leigh Corfman, one of the women interviewed by the Post, was only 14 years old when she was approached by Roy Moore in 1979. Moore was 32 years old and the Assistant District Attorney in Etowah County, Alabama at the time. Moore arranged for the two to be alone on several occasions, with their last encounter escalating to sexual assault.  Corfman stayed silent until a decade after the assault, when she first shared her story with her mother. Three other women were interviewed by the Washington Post and shared similar stories of being pursued by an adult Moore when they were teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18. On Monday, Beverly Young Nelson came forward stating that she too was attacked by Roy Moore when she was just 16 years old. Nelson was a waitress at the Olde Hickory House, a restaurant Moore used to frequent when he was the District Attorney of Etowah County. Moore expressed interest in Nelson, and wrote in her high school […] Related posts:
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2017 Survey of Afghan People Shows Signs of Progress

November 15, 2017 - 2:35pm
The survey reveals that although people in Afghanistan are more hesitant about their future and security than previous years, there are still some signs of hope and improvement in everyday life. Related posts:
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First Afghan Women’s Studies M.A. Students Graduate

November 9, 2017 - 3:53pm
Last Sunday, students at Kabul University became the first in Afghanistan to graduate from a Master’s Degree Women’s and Gender Studies program. This two-year graduate program, introduced in October 2015, is the first of its kind in all of Afghanistan. Related posts:
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University of Notre Dame Health Insurance Will No Longer Cover Birth Control

November 3, 2017 - 2:47pm
Early this week, the University of Notre Dame announced that beginning in January 2018 the university insurance plan will no longer include birth control coverage for students except in cases where it is being used “for a medical condition and not as pregnancy prevention.” Related posts:
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Categories: Newswire

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

November 2, 2017 - 6:48pm
On Tuesday, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. A law professor at the University of Notre Dame, Barrett has been widely opposed due to her past statements that judges’ Catholic beliefs should take precedent over the United States Constitution. Related posts:
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Categories: Newswire

Whole Woman’s Health Alliance Announces the Opening of Two New Clinics

November 1, 2017 - 7:35pm
This week, the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) announced that they will be opening two new clinics, one in Charlottesville, Virginia and the other in South Bend, Indiana. While there was resistance from anti-abortion protesters, this announcement was met with resounding support from a number of women’s health advocates. Related posts:
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Categories: Newswire

Afghan First Lady Discusses Women in Peacemaking

October 31, 2017 - 9:37pm
First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace last Wednesday to discuss the role of women in the peacemaking process. Women in Afghanistan have largely been left out of these conversations in the past, however, the First Lady stated that Afghan women, “are no longer going to wait for peace to fall in their laps. They’re going to work for it.” Since her husband took office, Rula Ghani has been an advocate for women in Afghanistan. She has promoted education for girls and has worked to improve women’s representation in schools and within public offices. In her first speech as First Lady, Rula Ghani encouraged women to expand their roles and work outside of the home, an idea that 74 percent of Afghan people now agree with, a record high. In addition, a large majority of Afghans (80.7%) agree that women should have equal opportunities to men. But when women were asked to name the greatest challenge they face, 36.1 percent voiced concern over illiteracy and access to education. After opening remarks by Nancy Lindburg, the President of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), First Lady Ghani elaborated on the importance of Afghan women having […] Related posts:
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Categories: Newswire

Trump Administration Blocking Unaccompanied Minors from Accessing Abortion

October 23, 2017 - 3:31pm
On Friday morning, a federal appeals court in Washington DC ordered the Trump administration to find a sponsor for a pregnant 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in federal custody so that she can access an abortion without government facilitation. For weeks, the Trump administration has been desperately trying to obstruct her judicially approved abortion. Related posts:
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Department of Health and Human Services Releases Anti-Choice Strategic Plan

October 20, 2017 - 3:29pm
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new Strategic Plan that makes the claim that life begins at conception. No related posts.
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Deadly Bombing Kills More Than 300 in Somalia

October 18, 2017 - 5:52pm
On Saturday, in one of the deadliest bombings in history, nearly 300 civilians, reporters, and government officials were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu. No related posts.
Categories: Newswire