Friday, March 14, 2014



A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband's whim, provoking outrage from rights activists and many Iraqis who see it as a step backward for women's rights.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is expected to be the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, believes it is a “bedrock truth” that abortion restrictions hamper human progress, and any efforts to improve women’s rights must begin with increased access to contraception and abortion.

Kim, 32, was frantic when she left the Planned Parenthood clinic in Fort Collins Saturday afternoon. As soon as she took the first dose of the abortion pill, she knew she’d made a mistake. She pulled over in a nearby church parking lot.
Pro-life activists photographed two ambulances responding to a medical emergency at Planned Parenthood in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 13, 2014. A patient was loaded into one of the ambulances and whisked away to a local hospital for emergency care.

A teenage pro-life demonstrator who claims she was assaulted by a feminist studies professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara during a campus event this month told she is more determined than ever to protest against abortion.
Contraception has been promoted by the U.S. government as a tool for the expansion of freedom, especially for women, but has actually has been shown to promote this goal, according to a legal expert.

"When public schools refuse to acknowledge gender differences, we betray boys and girls alike. Fertility is the missing chapter in sex education. Sobering facts about women’s declining fertility after their 20s are being withheld from ambitious young women, who are propelled along a career track devised for men."