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Yesterday the Supreme Court offered a stinging rebuke to Arizona and it’s “papers please” law. These ant-immigrant measures have a disproportionate impact on women and children, which maybe explains why Justice Scalia was so eager to uphold the Arizona law and so outraged the Court didn’t.
Now might be a good time to look at the impact of Arizona’s Mexican-American studies ban.
The Court also ruled that the Eighth Amendment prohibits sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
There’s more coverage of some of the most significant aspects of Title IX on the anniversary of the landmark civil rights law. Here’s Ashley Lauren taking on the subject of classroom stigmas in an especially timely post since some still think science is only a girl thing if it’s pink and sexxxy.
Because these gender disparities persist, organizations like Girls Inc. are more important than ever.
Another small but significant step toward equality: Saudi Arabia will let women compete at the Olympics.
Native American women have an alarming rate of sexual assault and the hardest time accessing emergency contraception. Let’s change that.
Starting July 23 Maryland will begin requiring clinics performing abortions to be licensed.
Despite a spike in popularity, a new study shows that home births come with some serious risks. I think the lesson from these kinds of stories is that women are best served with advocates who can help women make the most informed decisions on all their birthing options, including home birth.
Finally, via RH Reality Check: Dar Williams’ new video is a “powerful response to recent legislative and personal attacks” and has some amazing images that capture the extent of the protest against the Republican-led war on women.
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