Monday, October 5, 2009

Feminist Majority Foundation Weekly News Digest: Senate Votes for Abstinence-Only Funding


October 5, 2009
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TOP FEMINIST NEWS


Oct 1 2009
Ethics Complaint Filed Against Senator Vitter
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a bar complaint against Senator David Vitter (R-LA) with the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel today...
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=TMtsUvw84NvoxsRiOgBwWK6vMxiEN1ol

Sep 30 2009
Senate Finance Committee Votes for Abstinence-Only Funding
The Senate Finance Committee approved an amendment that would provide millions of dollars to fund abstinence-only programs on a 12 to 11 vote last night...
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=f5kMvIEXK8%2Bt15Q1KY3Hya6vMxiEN1ol

Sep 29 2009
George Tiller Receives PPFA Award
George Tiller, MD was honored posthumously by the International Federation of Planned Parenthood Foundation (PPFA) in Washington, DC, last weekend with the Medal of Honor for "outstanding individual contribution to sexual and reproductive health." The Medal of Honor is one of the highest honors given by PPFA...
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=n6oiAP7rk1%2F0f6h4tupU31xkkXi7QK30


Sep 28 2009
Navy Seeks to Lift Ban on Women on Submarines
Top military officials are calling to lift the military's ban on women serving on submarines. Admiral Mike Mullen, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the top military officer in the US, said in congressional testimony on Friday that he believes the US should "broaden opportunities for women..."
http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11960





OTHER WEEKLY NEWS

Oct 1 2009 - UN Security Council Condemns Sexual Violence in War
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=895dFcsdeSNE03Qa49CAa66vMxiEN1ol

Sep 30 2009 - Biden Marks Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=wsxWzFxZEdHhzeZgDQuATa6vMxiEN1ol

Sep 30 2009 - Sudanese Refugees Face Rape, Violence
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=RE63X2baK0kUagrhHVGwdK6vMxiEN1ol

Sep 29 2009 - Zimbabwean Activist Acquitted 
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=heLuGD%2FU4BDIXdPiTePvPK6vMxiEN1ol

Sep 28 2009 - Japanese Women Not Allowed to Keep Maiden Name
http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11961

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